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Suppose I Decided to Do a Weekly Twitter Chat…Maybe A Fitness Clinic…

by Erika Nicole Kendall

In my long-standing quest to make sure I’m living up to the promise I made when I asked you guys to support me in becoming certified, I’m still looking for newer, fresher, more dialogue-oriented ways to ensure that I’m helping out as much as possible, but also to help ensure that I’m keeping my ear to the streets to understand exactly what it is you lovely folks need. You know, the nature of this blog is changing… a lot… and, though it’s been hard to accept that (mainly because I don’t entirely know what this means for BGG2WL, and I despise uncertainty), I’m still eager to give it a go.

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A couple of weeks ago, this chat happened.

I, and – apparently – a lot of you – thought it was pretty dope. As you’ll see in the dialogue, I floated the idea of doing this regularly, and it was met with support… so I want to ask you lovely folks some questions:

1) Are you following me on twitter? (If not, I understand. My timeline is all over the place sometimes.) Hit me up at @bgg2wl, and let me know you’re out there!

2) If I chose to host an hour-long twitter chat, where you could field questions at me on a given topic, and I’d just share all the resources I’ve got, what time of day, and day of the week would you want it? (Please include your time zone when sharing suggestions; the blog has a huge international following and I want to consider as many people as possible in the picking.)

3) What types of topics would you like to see discussed? I’m also hoping to mine these conversations for potential topics for YouTube videos, as well – I’ve covered so much in the years of blogging here, that I’m lowkey lost on what topics I haven’t covered – so each and every question you’ve ever had, leave those in the comments, too!

4) I would intend to post all of the chats on the blog, perhaps on the weekends. That being said… what the hell should the hashtag be, to help us follow along?

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Kathrin Ivanovic July 23, 2013 - 6:22 PM

I love this idea! Hashtag could be #bggwholeness or is that too long?!

Erika Nicole Kendall July 23, 2013 - 10:02 PM


Kami July 24, 2013 - 8:23 AM

What about doing Wednesday hump day after 6pm. Just a thought. I am looking forward to questions and answers on twitter. In the past I dealt with personal trainer, dietitian, and medical staff who were ignorant and not sensitive at all.

Ashleigh July 25, 2013 - 2:23 PM

I’m all the way here for a Twitter clinic with you! I mean I would set up a reminder on my phone and everything! I’m EST and I’m pretty much open when it comes to time. Looking forward to the new developments and such.

Marie July 27, 2013 - 8:44 PM

I follow you on Twitter. I am on the West Coast. My location doesn’t prevent me from participating in other Twitter Chats. No reason it should stop me from participating in yours.

It’s a great idea.

I find male trainers to be too rigid and driven. They don’t listen to me. I’ve injured myself trying to work with male trainers. No more.

Andrea August 19, 2013 - 6:26 AM

I’d love a Twitter chat.

I live in England, originally from Chicago so I may have to just stay up if it’s 6pm Eastern time (11pm London time), I’m normally awake at that time anyway, my mother lives in DC.

If it’s getting around 8pm Eastern (1 am London time), it may be a bit too late for me. But, if it’s weekly, I could easily just stay up late working on my thesis! And allow myself to sleep in a bit later the next day.

I’d love to ask questions on when you decided to give up meat, for the time you did. I’m making the switch to vegetarianism for many reasons and want to go vegan by December, mainly because I already have a hard time eating dairy and don’t eat many eggs anyway. I’d love to ask a lot about it!

I already follow you on Twitter, please let me know!

Tiffany August 19, 2013 - 3:53 PM

I love this idea! I agree with the above person who said Wed ad 6pm, I’m on the Est coast, even if that time doesn’t work for you or most of your followers, I’ll make myself available. Some topics I’d be interested in hearing about:
-Building a higher level strength routine, at home. I’ve read over your other posts about beginning a strength routine, and I am a little more advanced than using water jugs, but I also workout at home, so I want to try to build more muscle, but am tryiny to save money for an upcoming move, so I can’t pay for a gym membership. (also as part of this, what are your thoughts on kettlebells- more specific than what you posted above)
-thoughts on vitamins/supplements. Not necessarily protein powders or meal subsititutes, but vitamins to help provide additional nutrition to an already Clean eating diet?
-what are some ways you reduce/keep stress low?

Those are just some ideas. Thanks!

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