Wednesday, December 8, 2010

If You Threw a Party...

We just finished the second week of #SeedChat on Twitter and we hope it continues to grow and get better. The first week of #SeedChat I (MBT) was wondering if anyone would show up, tonight I wondered if anyone would come back. I made a list of the first handful of participants of #SeedChat available here. They say you never forget your first, but I have a terrible memory.

How do you feel about the Q & A format? I know it takes some time to get accustomed to it, but we hope it feels like things are easier to follow this way. Sometimes when I check in with chats on Twitter it feels like people are shouting over each other and you may miss some good information. 

Tonight's topic was about the benefits of saving your own seeds. If there's a question you had that you didn't get to ask feel free to leave it in the comments. Also, if you have a question about the format, the schedule or the transcripts feel free to speak up. #SeedChat is as much yours as it is ours. If you look over the schedule you'll see we have some blank spots and we're more than happy to entertain suggestions for topics.

Consider this an open thread where you can discuss anything and everything related to this week's topic of the benefits of saving seeds or give us feedback. If you do not have a blog use the Name/URL feature in the comments to link your Twitter account so we can follow you or let you know if you have a reply to your question.


  1. P.S. I hear that on Jan 2 Cubits Organics will have some prizes for our #seedchat so tell your friends. Or not. I guess your chances of winning would be better if there were less people.

  2. I like the Q/A format. I think it helps keep the conversation on track a bit better and you don't have 30 different conversations at once. Chats can be almost impossible to keep up with anyway, this makes it easier to focus.

    As we get into topics with more specifics I wouldn't mind seeing the questions posed posted here the day before. It would allow people to gather links and such, so they aren't scrambling for them as the conversation progresses.

  3. Kat, That's a good idea. I think we'll try that for some of the other topics we have coming up.