On November 30 at 7pm ET, join us for a Twitter Chat using the hashtag #livingwellchat to close out the month full of epilepsy awareness. Here are some answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions about #livingwellchat.
What is #livingwellchat?
#LivingWellChat is a live conversation that takes place on Twitter using a hashtag to filter out all the other social noise on the platform. Each chat covers a topic relevant to those of us living with epilepsy.
What will this next chat be about?
We will be chatting with the bloggers who participated in the November 2015 Epilepsy Blog Relay™. This is a great chance to chat live with any bloggers that inspired you. It is also a great opportunity to compare the 2015 Epilepsy Awareness Month to Epilepsy Awareness Months from past years.
What is the hashtag?
The hashtag for the twitter chat is #livingwellchat
How long does the chat last?
The chat will last 1 hour. We work hard to start on time and end on time in order to be respectful of everyone’s other commitments.
Slowing down the chat
If you have ever participated in a Twitter chat, you know they can move really fast. This can make it a little tough to keep up. Thankfully there are tools out there to slow down the conversation.
I prefer to use a tool like Twubs or Tweetchat whenever I participate in a chat. These tools will allow you to slow down the chat so you have time to type out your response in 140 characters. Both of these tools will also automatically populate the hashtag when you are logged in (using your twitter username). My personal favorite is Twubs but I know lots of people love Tweetchat.
Please note: Living Well With Epilepsy does NOT receive anything from Twitter, Twubs or Tweetchat for mentioning them here.
Participating in the Chat:
1. Go to http://twubs.com/livingwellchat OR http://tweetchat.com/room/livingwellchat
2. Log in using your twitter account
3. Set the chat speed as fast or slow as you prefer
4. The Twitter feed will pop up with all the #LivingWellChat tweets. You officially become part of the chat — all you have to do is write your thoughts in the box at the top of the feed. Don’t worry about adding #LivingWellChat at the end, both Tweetchat and Twubs add the hashtag in for you automatically.
5. Be sure to introduce yourself when you come on the chat
How does the chat work?
The format of #livingwellchat is very simple: We start with a general topic, and the conversation flows from there. Lots of Twitter chats have a formal structure, only allowing a few minutes per question, but #livingwellchat is a bit more open. We encourage spontaneous discussion with tons of Q&A.
Can anyone join in the conversation?
Yep, please join in the chat. If you have been living with epilepsy for decades, if you are newly diagnosed, or if you are caring for a loved one who is living with epilepsy you will find something of interest on the next #LivingWellChat.
What if I don’t have a Twitter account?
If you don’t have your own Twitter account, you can always follow #livingwellchat in the footer of https://livingwellwithepilepsy.com. If you participate in this way, you can’t contribute to the conversation.