Optimizing Twitter Chats Through Tweetgrid

Most of my friends on Twitter know by now that I am somewhat of an addict.  (Remember, I took 2 full days & found over 125 different Twitter Applications!) I find myself at times spending multiple hour blocks of time on the site talking to new & old friends.  One of the ways I love to feed this addiction is by participating in Twitter chats throughout the week.  If you didn’t know, there are chats that take place each & every day out on the web.  You can see a pretty good list of those chats in this list.

One of my favorite chats is on a Sunday night hosted by Mack Collier called #blogchat.  I will give you a fair warning, this chat is not for faint at heart.  Normally there are several hundreds of people participating with thousands of tweets screaming by at the speed of light.  I have several who have asked me in the past how in the world I can keep up with such a wild ride.  I normally just give the standard answer of “I use Tweetgrid.” But I figured today I would share in more detail with a video of how to set it up for the best experience.

I made this quick video last Sunday evening while participating in #blogchat with Chris Brogan. I knew with someone as well known as Chris that this was going to be quite the wild ride.  Without this setup, I never would have made it through the chat.  While I know I missed a bunch, I know that I was able to participate and see much more by using this setup than if I had just tried using my standard Twitter plaftorm, Tweetdeck. Take a few minutes and watch to learn what I think is the easiest way to participate in a Twitter Chat:

So, if you have never participated in a Twitter chat, take a look at the schedule & find one that looks appealing to you.  Set up Tweetgrid and enjoy the ride! And keep an eye out for me in those chats, I’m @jb140.

Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy Blanton is the Co-Founder of 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors. He is a social media speaker who shares with thousands of people each year on things like how to use Facebook for Business, Blogging, and How to use Twitter.

When he is not coaching or speaking, he spends most of his time working on Custom WordPress Sites for his clients.

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  • Andy Richards

    Good info. I haven’t really used Twitter much but you have given me a good reason to try it out as well as a way to keep up with it. Thanks.

  • Great info! I’ve used pre-configured TweetGrid, but have never configured it myself. Looks very easy!

  • I love Tweetgrid too; it’s a daily tool of mine, as well as my Twitterface pages.
    Great video, Jeremy.