Launching #Blogchatie – A New Blog Chat For Ireland

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We at Write On Track are excited to announce the launch of #blogchatie – Ireland’s first dedicated Twitter chat for bloggers based in Ireland.

What Is A Twitter Chat?

If you’re on Twitter, you will have seen the hashtag symbol # showing up in tweets. A hashtag is a keyword marked by the # symbol in front of it. When you click on the hashtag it is hyperlinked to all other tweets using that tag, so it is a useful way to categorize tags and connect with others interested in the same topic.   Tweet chats are popular with Twitter users who want to engage in conversation with each other around a particular hashtag topic. Chats usually have a designated start and stop time and recur weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Even though conversations may happen outside that time frame by using the specified hash tag, the chat time is a great way to get people who are interested in the topic engaged with one another for a short period of time. There is normally a leader or moderator who will lead the chat, post a topic, and help keep participants on track.

Introducing #Blogchatie

#Blogchatie is a Twitter hashtag which stands for Blog Chat Ireland. Starting  Thursday 10th January, #blogchatie will take place on Twitter every Thursday at 9 pm GMT.

Who Can Take Part In #Blogchatie?

We welcome all bloggers to the chat. So whether you are just starting out and want to learn more about blogging, or you an experienced blogger and want to share your experience, please join us.

Want To Take Part in #Blogchatie?

We will be launching our first #blogchatie on Thursday 10th January, 9 pm GMT.

Our first topic will be Your New Year’s Blogging Resolutions. We will be discussing how to set goals for your blog and maintain your blogging resolutions throughout 2013. We will have tips on how to stay on track with your blogging and will be happy to answer your questions related to the topic.

In the meantime, you will need to create a  Twitter account if you don’t already have one.  We will post more details tomorrow on how to participate.

Any Questions?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about #blogchatie

Looking forward to chatting with you soon!

Marie and Lorna



Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

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