Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for our Twitter chat, taking place next Wednesday night! We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at our third chat, and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these reader questions. Here’s what we’ll be discussing:
Q1. Do you think having a comment section on your blog is beneficial, and do you respond to every single comment? And, is commenting on blogs or reaching out to other bloggers via social media part of a daily/weekly routine for you? (asked by @26notcounting)
Q2. What’s the best way to grow your Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/Google+ following? Is it necessary to have a presence on every single platform? (We get asked this alllll the time by our private consulting clients)
Q3. If you’ve decided to monetize your blog, how do you begin working with sponsors/securing sponsored opportunities? Where’s the best place to start, and how much should you charge? (Ditto!)
Q4. Do you use rewardStyle, ShopSense, neither, or others? If you are trying to apply for invitation-only affiliate platforms, what are some best practices to get accepted? (asked by @olivia_margaux)
Q5. What role do you think blogs will play in the next 5 years as audiences, content, and platforms change? And, what can bloggers do in order to prepare for the evolution? (asked by Nicola)
Now remember, each question is numbered (Q1, Q2, Q3), so during the Twitter chat, we recommend numbering your response tweets A1, A2, A3, etc, as your responses correlate to the questions. This way, other participants can follow the conversation! It also means that if you hop in late, you can still answer a question from earlier in the chat.
And, don’t forget, we want to be sure we can see your tweets, and that everyone else in the chat can see them too. So while we definitely appreciate you tagging us at @shopthebbar in your tweets, be sure you include the #BBarHH hashtag. It’s the easiest way for everyone participating to see what you’re sharing!
We can’t wait to see you all next Wednesday night! We’ll be sure to tweet lots of reminders and remind you here as well. See you soon!