This week was all about bufferchatters! Our amazing community took center stage to share more about who they are, what their goals are, and how they spend their days. Read on to really get to know the #bufferchat community!

Catch our weekly Twitter chat, #bufferchat, every week on Wednesdays, 9 am PT/Noon ET/5 pm UTC, for valuable industry insights and networking with nearly 400 other smart marketers and community managers. It’s a fun time!

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Q1: What led you to bufferchat, and what keeps you coming back?

From the community:

  • is a great way to meet like-minded folks and share ideas, strategies, etc. Plus the community is SO welcoming.” @HannahChapple
  • “I stayed because of the community, the relationships, the laughter, the silliness, and all.of.the.knowledge!” @lafitara
  • “I keep coming back to because topics are always a blockbuster + participants are so epiiiic!” @ramoscheryle
  • “I came to because it was trending. I stay because I enjoy the conversation!” @DerekIsraelsen
  • “The vast incisive idea sharing and interesting perspectives of participants. Great vibe!” @Mark_Kido

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: How do you spend your days – in work, school or otherwise?

From the community:

  • “Mom. Work. Mom. Sleep. Repeat.” @DeeSpeciale
  • “Long form content, short form content, industry research, social media, and more content.” @J_Rouser
  • “I’m a trainer mornings and nights, digital marketer during the day. I spend most of my day with a smile, I’m doing it right.” @lafitara
  • “Just finished my MPA, so now I spend my days writing, creating, and plotting world domination.” @Jess_Tupper
  • “Freelance writer working from wherever makes me most happiest, (usually my balcony).” @jordieiam

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: What habit or self-improvement are you working on these days?

From the community:

  • “My theme for 2016 is “happy, healthy” so I’m trying to eat clean, workout more and make more time for travel.” @ambriss_
  • “I’m focusing on appreciation. Appreciate your loved ones, your community, and most importantly, yourself.” @PeopleofKW
  • “Consistent bedtime, staying active, creative pursuits, and baby steps towards my goal of learning to code!” @suki
  • “I’m training for my second half marathon right now, and I’m working on waking up earlier in the mornings.” @nicoleyoley159
  • “Less Netflix, more reading! ;)” @meaghanlogic

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: How would you love to grow professionally?

From the community:

  • “I really want to get back into a leadership role. I miss being in a role where I can help people grow.” @mwilton13
  • “Of course, I’d also love to serve on a corporate board. I’d rock it w/ my “outsider” POV & asking the tough biz Qs.” @dariasteigman
  • “I’d like to get to a point where I have multiple mentor and mentee relationships. Learning from others is an underrated tool.” @itsmariyaa
  • “Position myself in a company where I can learn more in the design world & achieve a better work/life balance :)” @jzimm_zimma
  • “My goal: SMASH out of my comfort zone.” @pjervis

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: What’s one big life goal you’re working toward?

From the community:

  • “Making every interaction a positive experience for everyone I come in contact with. Happiness breeds joy.” @jseevers
  • “Leave the 9-6 in the office far behind :)!” @coslois
  • “I have a big life goal of owning *less*. Definitely hope to vastly reduce our belongings and become more mobile this year.” @AnnDiab
  • “Cultivating patience & learning myself so when I have kids I can teach them how to be good, content humans. Also, .” @nikcrossman
  • “I’m running my first marathon this year! But professionally, my goal is to start learning graphic design.” @caseyd2

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

From the community:

  • “I think me and Bali would get along real well.” @NatalieBergen
  • “That’s like asking what kind of toppings you want on your pizza. ALL OF IT – EVERYWHERE.” @HailJester
  • “The Mediterranean Sea. On a boat. Following the path of Odysseus, and teaching my kids Ancient Greek along the way.” @caelanmac
  • “I would love to travel to Thailand – been doing Muay Thai for 5 years now, would love to see where it was born.” @singerswings
  • “If I could travel anywhere, it would be New Zealand. Because of the Shire. And Tolkien. And a ring being destroyed.” @pheven

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: When are you the happiest?

From the community:

  • “When I get to and go adventuring.” @M2Franz
  • “When I’m with my family. They’re goofballs but they are my favorite goofballs.” @SearcySledge
  • “When I’ve helped a client or a friend or a random stranger — and their appreciation always makes me happy too :)” @KatLoughrey
  • “When I can create or learn something new. A new blog post, podcast episode, infographic, when cooking…” @alberMoire
  • “Doing what I love, being around ppl I love and Wednesdays, of course!” @ZalkaB

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Thank you so much to our amazing community for participating in this great chat!

Catch #bufferchat each Wednesday at 9 am Pacific/noon Eastern. Join our new Slack community with over 1,000 members to continue these awesome conversations all week long!

Do you have any comments or answers to these questions? Leave your thoughts in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

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Written by Arielle Tannenbaum

Community Strategist at Buffer. In addition to her love of community building, Arielle also loves vegetables, cooking, practicing yoga, meditating, living mindfully, and exploring the connections between health and happiness!