Thank you to everyone who took the time to read, like or comment on yesterday’s post. It’s astounding how kind words and actions from people you’ve never met can have a profound impact. And whilst it’s awful to think of anyone going through the physical and emotional pain I feel, it’s comforting to know I’m not alone. I know that people will be what get me through the rest of Dad’s illness, and when he’s not here anymore. And it’s more than I can say I’ve had from some so called friends. So thank you again.

On the subject of talking to strangers on the internet, today I want to give a little plug to a Twitter chat I get involved in on Wednesday nights. I’m a relative newbie to Twitter, having only had an account for just over a year. I always said I didn’t “get” Twitter, but then started a job where social media comes under my remit so I figured I’d better get involved! Sometimes it feels very much like talking to yourself, and it bugs the bejesus out of me when you reply to a tweet from a more established blogger and they don’t acknowledge it (I’m not talking millions of followers here, where they wouldn’t see your message, just those who are relatively popular but seem to have an inflated sense of self importance). I think basic manners should apply everywhere; in real life or the virtual world. Anyway, that’s a rant for another day…

Back to Twitter chats. Many of them are so large and well established, with the same ol’ people talking to each other, that it can feel difficult or pointless to get involved. Plus the timings often aren’t great for me – I might be driving home from work or sleeping in (hello weekend!) But when Tina from TeaisforTina started her #latenightbloggers chat, it was a great fit.

Late Night Bloggers

Taking place between 9pm and 10pm on a Wednesday, it’s fairly small as it’s fairly new, everyone is incredibly friendly and chatty, plus Tina really makes an effort to include everyone, reply to tweets and retweet. She’s also a blog sweetie too, and always drops by with some nice words and comments.

Topics so far have covered a range of things from shopping to photography to last week’s confidence subject (which was very eye opening I think, certainly from a personal point of view) and it really feels like what you have to say matters.

This week’s subject is superpowers and superheroes! I’m not too sure how much I’ll have to contribute on that one, but I’ll be joining anyway to say hello to the lovely ladies (and occasional gent) who take time out of their day to contribute.

So, if you’re looking for a friendly, down to earth, engaging and not overwhelming Twitter chat and you’re free at 9pm on Wednesdays, why not get involved? Just search for #latenightbloggers for all the details and to catch up on previous topics (oh, and it’s not just for bloggers, anyone can join in).

You can also follow the LateNightBloggers account on Twitter here.

Thanks, as always, for reading! x


4 Comments on Twitter chat #latenightbloggers

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out! This honestly means so much to me!

    I started the chat for the same reasons you join in, I’m never home on time for most chats, and if I am, I’m getting ready for dinner! Also, I thought it would be a nice place to get to know some new people, and we’ve ended up with a great group!
    Love this post! 🙂

    Also, the superpowers and heroes will be about us, rather than popular characters 😉 I’ve tried to make it inclusive as know not everyone is bothered by comic book style superheroes! Can’t wait to chat later! Hope you’re okay Tina xx

  2. I LOVE this! And I love #latenightbloggers too 🙂 I’m such a Twitter newbie as I’ve only been around for a couple of months (about the same time as I started blogging) and I threw myself into a real mix of chats to try and get myself involved in the community and, y’know, hopefully make some friends!
    I tried quite a lot, and some were a little impersonal or made me feel exactly like you say – sorta not in the cool gang? But #latenightbloggers has been awesome, and Tina is really lovely 🙂
    I’ve found so many lovely, interesting, talented people on Twitter already and am really enjoying starting to make new virtual/real/what-do-I-class-them-as? friends. It’s amazing how much someone you’ve never actually met can brighten up your day!
    Fab post, thank you for sharing with me!
    Rebecca xx


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