My goals in organizing these chats are so that you can: a) get to hang out with me twice a month, beyond my website; b) connect with and meet other readers of The Infertility Voice; c) find valuable resources from other folks; d) tune in for a biweekly, global support group of people who get infertility.
Sounds neat, right?
To that end, I’ll need your help – because the first Twitter chat is tomorrow at 12:30pm EDT!
How to Participate in the Monthly #IFchat Twitter Chat
- Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month at 12:30pm EDT (US).
- Make sure you follow me on Twitter @KeikoZoll.
- When it’s time for the chat to start, head to the Tweet Chat room here or make sure you’re following the hashtag #IFchat.
- Get tweetin’ and enjoy!
The first Facebook chat will be on Friday, January 18th at 12:30pm EDT (US).
How to Participate in the Monthly Infertility Voice Facebook Chat
- Mark your calendars for the third Friday of every month at 12:30pm EDT (US).
- Make sure you Like The Infertility Voice on Facebook.
- When it’s time for the chat to start, head to my Facebook page and look for the status announcing the Facebook chat has begun.
- Get commenting, hit refresh and enjoy!
So… what are we going to chat about, anyway?
In a nutshell: infertility. I’m hoping to have a theme or guiding topic to each month’s chat. I’m also hoping, that if these chats get particularly popular, to be able to add in some guest speakers, moderators and resources. Think of these social media chats as part support group, part resource gathering/sharing, part hanging out and letting off some steam.
Also, I can’t stress this enough: these chats are open to men, women, LGBTQA, folks with primary or secondary infertility, infertility survivors, folks who are pursuing fertility treatments, adoption, donor gametes, surrogacy, natural/complementary treatments, those who have chosen to resolve without parenting – the sky’s the limit. Our commonality lies in our experience with infertility. I hope that we can all learn something from this panorama of experiences from one another.
The first Twitter chat tomorrow will be focused mainly on getting to know who’s participating, where folks are coming from, and what some thoughts about heading into 2013 and what that means for your journey – and more importantly, where you can find support. I’m hoping the first Facebook chat will build off of that, but I’ve got two weeks, so that might shift a little
If you’re interested in joining me on Twitter tomorrow at 12:30pm EDT (US), let me know in the comments! If you have ideas for chat topics and speakers, let me know in the comments!
And if you want this to be huge, spread the word: share this on Facebook, pin the graphic above to Pinterest, tweet this post on Facebook. Let’s make these #IFchats the new hotness in social media for the online infertility community!