Posting articles based on Twitter chats a good tactic that words several ways. Late in December, I decided to post more regularly on Medium to boost my profile and make me more marketable.
The next question was, what to write about. Then it hit me. Duh! I usually pontificate on chats several times each day. Now with Twitter allowing up to 280 characters, I have enough material from each chat for separate blog posts.
There’s also flexibility. I can go all opinionated and put out just what I say, mix in what key players say or focus on them for more objective articles — where I most comfortable anyway. Either way, I can get useful information to my audience and help myself at the same time.
The great thing is that anyone can do this. Sure, I have training as a writer, but regardless of background, we all have one thing in common: We all talk. One of the cornerstones of good communication is to write like we talk. So, anyone can take a shot at my approach. Participate in a chat and copy questions along with your and principal players’ answers. I do that as the chat goes along. At the end of a chat I might already have more than 1,000 words just waiting to be organized into an article.
Going that route, you could be in the same chat, weigh in with your views and come up with a different story from mine that’s equally valid. It’s a win for everyone involved. Who could ask for more than that?
By the way, since I started regular publishing on Dec. 29, I’ve posted daily on Medium. The assembly line keeps moving.