We’ve been inviting you to participate in a Tweetchat on Friday and hope you can join in at noon Central time. For those of you new to Twitter and/or Tweetchats, here are a few starting points.
Twitter is a free social media tool. All posts must be 140 characters or less. With that brevity, Twitter is a fun medium for real-time online conversation in what’s called a Tweetchat.
Our Tweetchat will take place on Twitter, using the hashtag #writethesoul to identify tweets (Twitter posts) that are part of the conversation about spiritual writing. The hashtag—identified by the pound symbol (#)—can be used to find topic-specific tweets before, during, and after a scheduled chat. You can type the hashtag in Twitter’s own search box, or use a tool such as Tweetdeck or Twubs to follow along. (Please note: Twitter, Tweetdeck, and Twubs are third-party sites not affiliated with Loyola Press. This overview is provided as a service to help Tweetchat newbies only.)
In the hour-long chat, Vinita will start us with a prayer and some introductory words. She’ll then pose some questions for us to think about and answer any of your questions too. Feel free to join late or leave early if your schedule doesn’t allow you to participate for the full hour.
Retweet (RT) to emphasize points that strike you and share them with your own followers.
Before the chat, see the current hashtag conversation here:
After the chat, we plan to post a transcript, so check that out if you can’t participate at 12:00 Central time on Friday. And continue using the hashtag #writethesoul to further the conversation after the week of retreat has ended.