4 Simple Steps to Participating in a Live Twitter Chat

Want  to join a live Twitter chat but don’t know how?  It’s actually very easy. I’ve found that many people want to participate in a public Twitter chat  but don’t know how to get started.

Not long ago I wanted to join a chat so I ask a friend for help. He gave me four simple steps that made getting started easy and actually fun. At first, I just join in and watched the comments. But it did take long and I was posting comments myself.  I’ve join several chats now  and enjoy the conversations. You can do this with no prior experience.  Just follow these simple steps

1. Begin by typing #HealthyFaith (or the name of the chat you wish to join) in the blank space at the top of the page. The blank is called, “Search.” After entering the name of the chat you wish to join, press “enter” and you’ll be in the chat.  So now you can just watch what’s being said or you can post your comments. That was easy. Wasn’t it?

2. To see what each person says, you’ll need to chick the “Live” tab (sometime called “Latest” near the top left side of the page. You will now be able to see all of  the comments as they come into the chat and the most recent will be at the top of the comments. After you or someone types a comment with #HeatlhyFaith at the end of the comment, the  number of comments getting ready to be posted in the chat will appear at the top of the comments already on the chat.

3. Step three is important.  Click on that number that appears at the top of the comments (let’s say, the number is 2). When you click on the 2, those 2 comments will be posted for everyone to see. Every time you want to say something, simply post it like you would any regular post, or click the “reply” button, or “retweet” button. Your post will appear with only a short delay (maybe 15 seconds).

4. Remember, always type #HealthyFaith at the end of each of your posts or others and you will not see it in the chat. By the way, it’s easy to forget to type “every time”  the name of the chat at the end of each of your posts. Ask me how I know that.

That’s all there is to it. See, it’s just that simple.

I hope you’ll join me for the #HealthyFaith chat each Thursday at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.

Let’s chat, Bill