So Let Me Ask you this....

Wednesday, February 23

If authors had the option to do a live chat with Musings readers instead of doing a guest blog post, or an interview of some sort.....would that be something that you would like to participate in?  If the chat was in the evenings what times work best for you?  And if it were only scheduled for one night...a regular night....what day of the week would you be most likely to attend?

Up until this point the only options that I had found that would make this possible were fee based, but I discovered a great free option today so this opens up all sorts of possibilities....but it wouldn't be any fun it if were just me and the author :)

Tell me your thoughts. 'em, or hate em?  If you participate in chats what are your likes, dislikes and pet peeves?  Inquiring minds (me) would like to hear what you have to say.

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Sheree February 24, 2011 at 2:20 AM  

I participated in live chats before: Smart Bitches, Facebook, Twitter, UStream (I think), and Blog Talk Radio. They're fun. Timing may be an issue though.

Cathie February 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

I like chats. But, I hate when there's lag time. Wednesday is a good day for me. I'd LOVE having the chance to talk to authors!

Scorpio M. February 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM  

I've participated in 3 live chats so far and *really* enjoyed them. The chats that focused on a specific book were my favorite as opposed to just an "open" chat with an author.

In my case, one was with Pamela Clare with her release of Naked Edge and the other was hosted by Dear Author for Meljean Brook's, The Iron Duke. In both cases, chatting with other readers who read the book and hearing all the thoughts and peeves were great.

Both of these chats were on a Saturday eve, IIRC. Which was fine with me.

alba February 24, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

Yes I would, I have been on chats but I'm slow at It, I do like the fact that there is a question protocol that way nobody's Missed & if my question was asked by someone else At least you have time to get another one ready.
The Last one I was on was Donna Grant She was live my Skyp so I got the hear & see her.
Have a good one.

Leni February 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM  

I've participated in chats before. They move so fast and don't stay on any particular subject. I find it kind of strange that the chatters talk amongst themselves about pretty random things and will not always address the authors.

Jane February 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

I've only participated in a couple of chats. It's usually held when I'm not able to participate. I do agree that sometimes the conversations move fast and it's hard to keep up.

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... February 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

I love the idea of chats...but I always seem to busy doing something with my work or in most cases with my daughters and never get it done it time to make it to the actual chat!

The closest I get to chatting with authors is on FB or Twitter!

Pam S (pams00),  February 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM  

I've participated in a couple of chats and enjoyed it. I'd be happy to give it ago here as well.

Carol L. February 28, 2011 at 4:01 AM  

I haven't participated in a live chat after my last 2 attempts. It was so fast and I couldn't keep up. lol But it is interesting to see what questions are asked and to read the Author's response.
Carol L

librarypat March 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

I have participated in a few chats and enjoyed them. It is difficult with our schedules to be able to make many of them and I have remembered too many of them a bit late to participate. An author post is more convenient because it spans a longer time period and fits about everyone's schedule.
With chats, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the pace of the discussion and formulate a comment. There often tend to be side conversations between participants that have nothing to do with the author or topic of discussion.

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