Live Chat For Your Blogging Communities Questions and Chats
I’ve recently discovered a brand new, free application, which provides a live chat box on your blog. We’re all familiar with the live chat boxes. We’ve been using them on Facebook now for years. Live chats are also often used on shopping and gaming sites. So what about a live chat box on your blog? And what about if I told you, the chat box is free, and incredibly easy to install. Well there is a chat box that fits all those requirements and I’ve just installed it on RHB. This is how I plan on engaging my audience, by using, Live Chat from Chatwing.com.
Use Live Chat Box to Engage Your Audience and Be Different From The Rest
What you need to know, is that, to build a site that gets tons of traffic and a huge group of raving fans, who support and share your work, and tell everyone about you and your site, requires, your blog being different from all the other blogs. You need to provide your audience with information that goes above and beyond that, of the other sites in your niche.
Engaging with your audience, and being able to communicate with them, on a one on one basis, gives you a huge advantage over other blogs. Having a blog then, that provides fierce content, and goes above and beyond the norm, by the blog writer being available to answer questions about the content, or offer help with their readers problems, in real time, is what I call being different. That is exactley what we are offering here now at RHB, and what you to can provide for your readers as well.
My computer is on pretty much on 12 to 14 hours a day, and through out the next four weeks, I will keep my live chat open and be available to my readers for any help or questions that they might have, to do with creating a top blog or web site.
From Monday 4th June to Friday 8th of June from 10am E.S.T (Australia, Brisbane) until 10pm, for the next four weeks, as a trial, you can contact me through live chat. I’ll be available to help with any questions from our blogging challenge, or any questions you have in general about setting up a blog that is tremendously popular. If your a regular reader, please stop by, just to say hi, so I can get to know my readers better. Of course there will be times during the twelve hours, where I have to do the normal taxi stuff, cook meals, help with homework, do some housework, and general other duties, which keep me busily racing through my day, but I will at those times leave a message, on the chatwing.com live chat box, giving some indication as to when I’ll be available again.
How to use Live Chat Box from ChatWing
To use Live Chat Box from ChatWing, you simply login to the chat box using your Facebook or Twitter details. Once logged in you can live chat. You stay logged in for 15 minutes, but can log in again as soon as you see someone else is using the service.
This is new for my site, so will report back, with more info, once I have tested it over the next four weeks.
How to install Live Chat on Your Blog or Web Site
Installation of live Chat from ChatWing.com was very easy.
- Go to ChatWing.com and register with the service.
- Choose the style of chat box that you would like on your blog or web site. You can have it permanently embedded in the side bar or have it work as a pop out window. I have chosen to embed it for now, so that my readers will see the chat box, is there and available to use.
- Next configure the size, style and colour of the live chat box.
- Once your happy with the colour, and size of your live chat box, you name it and press the done, get html code box.
Now your ready to put the html into your blog.
- Open your dashboard and go to widgets, under appearance.
- Choose a text box to insert the html code into.
- Decide which position to insert your text box widget into your sidebar.
- Paste the html code and save
- Go into your blog and take a look at your new chat box. You need to log in and send your first test chat message.
- If all has worked, you can now live chat on your blog. Cool!
Blog Challenge Day 18 “Blogging While Angels Sleep” 90 posts in 90 days
For today’s blog challenge, consider putting a live chat box on your blog. This might not be for everybody, but, if you have a blog that teaches readers, through posts, this is a great idea. You can make a time slot, of when your available to live chat to your audience. The great thing about it, is that, this is a free application, and the first free one of it’s kind. This gives you the opportunity to be one of the first in your niche to have this community building tool. This is also a great tool, for people who are selling products from their sites, as prospective customers can ask questions and get an immediate response.
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What do you think about having live chat box on your blog?
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By Sharon Thoms