Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Platform Challenge: Day 24

My favorite part of this challenge has been connecting with so many new people and witnessing the way so many have been willing to share their stories and knowledge with each other. It's been incredible to watch a community develop. And as part of that community, it was great to chat with everyone on Twitter last week. Sooo...


Are you ready for another Twitter chat?

For today's task, take part in another #MNINB chat on Twitter. This time around, we'll shoot for an hour-long conversation starting at 8 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time). I'll bring along a few general questions, but don't be shy about asking your own--directed at me and/or the group.

If you can't make the time (for instance, you live on the other side of the planet and will be fast asleep--or you're putting your kids to bed), don't worry. Just use the #MNINB hashtag to pose questions and/or connect with other April Platform Challenge participants throughout the day and the month.

Once you include the #MNINB hashtag in a tweet, you can click on it to see the full conversation linked to the #MNINB hashtag. Over time, Twitter updates the feed with new Tweets (just click on the button that says new Tweets).

If you use a social media caddy like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc., you can actually set up a stream that collects anything tied to the #MNINB hashtag.

Anyway, I hope to see many of you on Twitter tonight.

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56 comments:

Misky said...

I'll catch up with a #MNINB stream in the morning. (tick: Done)

Elizabeth Saunders said...

I'll be working job no. 3 tonight, but I'll check the #MNINB stream later.

Anne Kimball said...

I should be there. I've got it figured out better now, too, so hopefully I'll be able to jump right in and keep up (unlike last time).

Hey everyone, guess what? I'm guest-posting on Scary Mommy today! It wasn't supposed to be till Thurs, so this is earlier than I had expected. She's featuring my post "I am My Mother, and...." today, so be dears and go check it out? And above all: Share, share, SHARE!

http://www.scarymommy.com/i-am-my-mother/#comment-98332

Mel Jones said...

I will be at job # 3 too, shaping young minds and teaching them to write.

Blyth McManus said...

I'll be able to be there tonight! Thanks for scheduling a second one.

J. B. Everett said...

I'll be there -- I really enjoyed the last one. This community has been wonderfully supportive, the unexpected blessing of taking on the challenge.

bolton carley said...

I hope to see y'all tonight!

GoingVeggie said...

I'll be there! Maybe we'll push #MNINB to become a "Trending Topic" on Twitter. The list of most used hash tags is in the upper right on HootSuite. Ciao!

Mary Bauer said...

I will try to catch the last part. I should be home from work and ready by about 8:30 your time.

Dana Dampier said...

Since this one is later, I think I'm going to be able to participate. I'll see ya'll see!

De said...

Cannot make the chat time (that's 5pm here in Vegas, and prime family dinner/homework/chaos time), but I will be check in to the #MNINB stream on and off all day.

So...done.
Thank you!

Gerry said...

I missed the first one, so I'll try my best to be there! Thanks for another opportunity to do this.

the whatnot shop said...

I should be able to be there. Looking forward to it! Yay!
:-D

Lauren Miller said...

Thanks for hosting one later in the evening. I'm CST and am looking forward to being there. :)

Joseph Lalonde said...

Will try to attend but that's getting into my writing time. If I'm not able to attend, have a blast guys!

Melanie Cole said...

I will do my best to be there, or at least check in. So, done. :)

John Morris Benson said...

See my post http://johnmorrisbenson.com/2012/04/24/choices-happen/?postpost=v2

caryl said...

Looking forward to it.

btw, yesterday I got a comment on my blog from a complete stranger (usually comments are from friends and family). Something is working!

Rhonda Parrish said...

I can't make the chat but since I've been using that hashtag and connecting with other people via it all month, I'm going to call this task 'done' ;)

~ Rhonda Parrish

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I am excited to get to participate this time! I'll do my best to be there.

AMelodyGalloway said...

I've added it the Editorial Calendar I'm creating today and set up a reminder for 10 minutes before so I will have time to start the chat management thingy.

Thanks for something easy today, I'm still playing catchup from taking three days off.

Khara House said...

I'm looking forward to it!

Romelle Broas said...

Different time zone but I will pop in after the party to see what's up.

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Anonymous said...

Will try to be there, but will be multi-tasking with a conference call at the same time. If I can't make it I'll check the feed and possibly post a question if one pops into my head.

MaryPf said...

New blog posted just now. :)
Will have to miss tonight's chat. (:
I'll be shepherding a new widow to the local grief support group--a topic that will probably be in future blog.

Muddy said...

I'll miss this one unless my son's baseball game gets rained out, but I'll take the opportunity to learn how to stream it on Hootsuite. I'm having no problem interacting with the MNINB people...they're great!!

Daniel Ari said...

Doing now! Right this minute!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Thanks! Another terrific chat!

Kirra said...

That was fun.

Pat Walsh said...

I managed to participate in today's Challenge chat despite the fact that I was at the hospital all day with my ailing Mom... It was nice to feel part of the group.

Kyle Robinson said...

Couldn't be a part of the chat because of my screwy sleep schedule but I will take a look at the feed on Twitter.

meenarose said...

I managed to sneak into the very tail end of it... for those of us on the west coast, we are still leaving work at 8pm EST.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan said...

Done... It was a very good tweet fest. Thank you again.

Erika D. said...

Well, I made it to the chat but didn't stay through to the end. The time management question made me itchy to get back to managing my time! But, done!

Jennifer said...

That was fun. I was at a friend's house and participated through the Twitter app on my iPod Touch. Great learning experience.

CERN Wife said...

It's April 25 and I'm still catching up after a week's vacation, so I missed both last Tuesday's Twitter chat as well as yesterday's. But I do hope to figure out how to use Twitter (Luddites find this stuff troublesome) and join the next conversation somehow, although I'm living in France, and 8 PM is 2 AM here and I'm asleep then.

Michelle said...

Last night's conversation was a blast. It was nice connecting with so many of you. I can't wait for next week's chat!

Elissa Field said...

Just now posting here, but I enjoyed the chat last night! Thanks for scheduling it.

Rebecca Barray said...

I was totally there! Done. ;)

Barbara Morrison said...

Done. Great chat.

Susan Craig said...

Done. Used the hash tag because I had to miss the actual chat.

Stephanie Puckett said...

Done.

Janann Giles said...

Read the tweets a day late (as usual)

Lynn said...

I was unable to be part of the chat, however, I am using the hashtag when I twitter.

Kendra Merritt said...

Done. Done late but done.

Denise Stanley said...

Well, I missed this one, but have been connecting with others on the #MNINB group on Facebook. Will check the Twitter stream, though.

Kerry said...

I missed it because I am late (as usual). But I will try to make it next Tuesday. It will be 9:30 Wed morning here in the Alice. Putting it on my agenda. Yay!

Claudine Jaboro said...

Done! And another great chat! Love connecting with others and learning about where eveyone is in the challenge as well as in their individual writing worlds!

Brooke Ryter said...

Took me some time, but I was finally able to read the stream. =)

Shirley is not my name said...

Missed this one and will probably miss the next since I live on the other side of the planet within my own planet. :P

Kasie Whitener said...

I looked at the archive. So what's with the May 1 posts? Did you decide to make the chat weekly? (please please please please)

Just wondering :-)

Cerece Rennie Murphy said...

I think I did catch the tail end of this one, so Done.

Paul Ellis said...

Getting on towards done.

Monica Miller said...

I figured out how to set up hash tag streams on HootSuite. #MNINB was not out there (I'm several months behind everyone else), so I participated in a different chat on Twitter, and watched a few others. There are some other topics I found that I'm interested in checking out further another time.

Pennie De Witt said...

Done! I had to put the challenge on hold for a while to keep up with my writing while I was having some health problems, but I'm back in the game again!