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My twitter addy: http://twitter.com/lindajomartin . . . I will follow others on this thread.
#301 - December 12, 2009, 09:19 AM

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Great!  I'm following many of you now and will keep adding . . . continuing to learn about this great resource.  Do you know about the evening chats on children's and YA literature on Twitter?  I just learned about and here's a link that tells how to sign up and participate.  Hope to see some of you there!  http://www.inkygirl.com/twitter-chats-for-writers/
#302 - January 10, 2010, 01:04 PM

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hi all!

i've just joined and am wondering.... what's proper?  Do you follow all who follow you?  Only those in the kid's lit community?  What about teen readers who follow you?  Do you automatically follow back?

thanks much! :) 

Lauren
#303 - January 22, 2010, 11:52 AM

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Hi Lauren -
I think what's proper is pretty much up to you. Right now, I use twitter to connect with other kid lit writers, so I basically follow-back nearly every writer (or potential future reader) that follows me and I still get a little dorky thrill whenever a writer I'm following follows me back. My book won't be out until 2011, but I think I will follow back the teen readers who follow me (assuming they will!). I'll want to keep in touch with what's important to them through their tweets, and also hope to establish a connection. I think most of us remember that author who acknowledged/affirmed us somehow, and I consider a follow-back to be somewhat of an affirmation. Also, I look at this way -- if MEG CABOT can do follow-backs (which she does!) then I certainly can. That's my plan, anyway. :)
Good luck!
#304 - January 22, 2010, 04:02 PM

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thanks, kwyn.  i think that is stellar advice.   :thankyou
#305 - January 22, 2010, 04:58 PM

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Speaking of Twitter etiquette...what do you tweeps do with followers who aren't kidlit-related? Or related to any of your interests? Because I regularly get followers like that: some business writers, some singers in small bands, some just regular individuals (but without any shared interests), etc. I use Twitter to share and get information and network with like-minded people, so I always feel squeamish about these people. Because truthfully, I don't like to follow someone I don't know and with whom I have nothing in common. Of course, if I was a published author, I would follow as many of my followers as possible as a gesture of thanks, but I'm a "nobody", so it's a bit different.

Maybe these people follow random tweeps just to get more followers themselves, but I dunno, some of them feel genuine, and I always feel bad for not following them back. What's your opinion on this? Do you follow every non-spammer back?
#306 - January 23, 2010, 12:21 PM

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Speaking of Twitter etiquette...what do you tweeps do with followers who aren't kidlit-related? ...  Do you follow every non-spammer back?

I immediately report spammers, which blocks them too.  I also block (but don't report) people who follow thousands of other people.  How can they possibly really pay attention, or even care, about that many tweets?

Otherwise, if it seems like a real person I, personally, let them follow.  Not that I have very many followers anyway!

I'm http://twitter.com/bqd  

I follow mostly agents and writers, and I'm about to go looking for y'all!

#yalitchat on Wednesday nights is a great resource.  (Next week I think it's at 3PM for some reason, but usually it's 9PM.)
#307 - January 23, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I'm a big list person. If they are someone from here or facebook, I usually follow them unless they tweet every two seconds about nothing I'm interested in. It's gotten impossible to keep up, so I list my agents and editors separately as well as YA bloggers (I figure it's important to keep track and get noticed by those that may potentially be helpful if I ever get published). I really feel the lists are more noticeable than the following and easier to see what's out there, like it's easier to follow a hashmark topic. Anyway, if I've missed anyone, please follow me!!! If you're from here, let me know.  :smile
#308 - January 23, 2010, 06:20 PM

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I'm trying my hand at twitter but I feel kind of clueless. Is there a way to organize the threads at all?

Groan. I think I just made myself sound old.  :smile

In case you want to follow: http://twitter.com/emalexander
#309 - January 24, 2010, 12:05 PM

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I'm trying my hand at twitter but I feel kind of clueless. Is there a way to organize the threads at all?

Groan. I think I just made myself sound old.  :smile

In case you want to follow: http://twitter.com/emalexander

If you download Tweetdeck it makes it a lot easier; you'll be able to organize groups into columns and see your replies and direct messages easily.
#310 - January 24, 2010, 07:45 PM

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If you download Tweetdeck it makes it a lot easier; you'll be able to organize groups into columns and see your replies and direct messages easily.

 :thanks  Going to hobble over to twitter to figure out what this is...   :smile
#311 - January 25, 2010, 06:22 AM

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I'm on Twitter now: @HUnderdown

And by the way, hootsuite is a good alternative to tweetdeck. Does the same things, looks less techy, has cute little owl logos. It's what I use.
#312 - January 25, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Guy Kawaski sends interesting articles regularly via his Alltop website.  There's a good one (several good ones) on social networking.

Can follow him here: twitter.com/alltop


I'm adding the folks on this thread to my twitter - let me know if I've missed you!


http://www.twitter.com/abigailhw
#313 - January 28, 2010, 12:51 PM
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I'm trying to do this and I'm set up, but my cell phone is through Verizon and doesn't seem to be accepting my code. Does anyone know if Verizon is compatible with Twitter?
#314 - January 28, 2010, 04:24 PM
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As much as it wigs me out too, I'm in:  http://www.twitter.com/marissadoyle

And I expect I'll probably forget to tweet too... (sigh)  :yup
#315 - January 28, 2010, 06:13 PM
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I forget to tweet, Marissa, and Istill feel like a dummy with Twitter.  There are things I don't understand, and I even bought a Twitter for idiots book in the dollar section at Target.  Still didn't totally help  :hairpull
#316 - January 29, 2010, 04:17 PM
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I heard someone (Harold, I think?) at the ALA Tweet-up mention a program somewhere that you can use to set up a week's worth of Tweets in advance, in case you're, uh, absent-minded.  Does anyone know about this?  It's a little impersonal, but it might help get into the Tweeting habit.

Now I need to go friend a bunch of Blueboarders.  :yup
#317 - January 29, 2010, 04:44 PM
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There's socialoomph.com, you can use that to schedule tweets in advance and have them show up at specific times, or space them out. My work has an official twitter; we dump in our 8-ish daily headlines in the morning and have them show up every hour or two through the day.
#318 - January 29, 2010, 07:03 PM
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That sounds like what I'd heard about--thank you!
#319 - January 29, 2010, 07:24 PM
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My twitter addy is @mrswritebrain. I'm new, too. One thing I love is Tuesday night #kidlitchat (starts at 8 pm CST). Weds night is #YAlitchat (I think that's right) but I'm not sure of the time. This may have already been mentioned, I didn't go back through the thread to check.

If any of you are at SCBWI this weekend (and have found time to read this!) check out Jenn Bailey's social networking/twitter/website/blog talk. She's awesome.

I also love following agent @colleenlindsay. Check out her thread, #thingsishouldnotseeinaquery . Very funny and enlightening. She also occasionally does #askanagent .

See ya in tweetland.

Michelle
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I collated all of the twitter addresses from this thread into a blueboarder twitter list for easy following:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau/blueboarders/members

Only thing is, there's no way to add myself to my own list so feel free to add me:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau

And let me know if I missed you so I can add you to the list!
#321 - January 30, 2010, 10:16 AM
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I collated all of the twitter addresses from this thread into a blueboarder twitter list for easy following:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau/blueboarders/members

Only thing is, there's no way to add myself to my own list so feel free to add me:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau

And let me know if I missed you so I can add you to the list!

Wow. Good work. There's a lot of blueboarders on Twitter.
#322 - January 30, 2010, 10:34 AM

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Does anyone know of a download that can track which of your followers are following you and when followers STOP following you? It drives me crazy when I follow someone because they are following me and they drop me as soon as I do. Usually, if they're interesting, I'll add them on a list, but I don't like following so many people I can't keep track.
#323 - January 30, 2010, 02:36 PM

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Does anyone know of a download that can track which of your followers are following you and when followers STOP following you? It drives me crazy when I follow someone because they are following me and they drop me as soon as I do. Usually, if they're interesting, I'll add them on a list, but I don't like following so many people I can't keep track.

www.friendorfollow.com

It doesn't keep track on an ongoing basis but you can plug in your profile and check who is following you back.
#324 - January 30, 2010, 03:12 PM
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I collated all of the twitter addresses from this thread into a blueboarder twitter list for easy following:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau/blueboarders/members

Only thing is, there's no way to add myself to my own list so feel free to add me:

http://twitter.com/HeleneBoudreau

And let me know if I missed you so I can add you to the list!
Thanks, Helene!
#326 - January 30, 2010, 09:52 PM
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Trying to find and follow y'all...thanks Helene for the list.  :smile  I'm https://twitter.com/hpinski
#327 - April 19, 2010, 06:37 PM
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I finally took the Twitter plunge a couple weeks ago.  http://twitter.com/MindyAlyseWeiss

I'm still feeling a little lost, compared to Facebook.  The tweets fly by so quickly, it's hard to keep track of them!  The writing chats look great though. 
#328 - April 20, 2010, 06:13 AM

This is a great thread and I'll have to read it straight through when I have enough time to sit there and type in all these Twitter names!

I've only been on Twitter for . . . about a month, I guess.  I hesitated to join because I thought it would be all "I'm about to eat a sandwich."  "I am now eating a sandwich." "I just finished my sandwich." etc.  But of course it isn't.  More like short blog entries and chat combined. 

I've also had an interesting time trying to figure out all the ins and outs of following and unfollowing.  Thanks for the link to friendorfollow.  I also like followcost for finding out how many times I've tweeting a day and how many times other people I might potentially follow are tweeting per day.  It's really quality, not quantity, but I tend to get a little overwhelmed with people around the 35-50 mark.
#329 - April 27, 2010, 07:53 PM

Guys?  Did Twitter stop sending emails notifying when people start following you?  Or is that a feature some people turn off?  ::confused by technology . . . going to go play with Etch-a-Sketch::
#330 - April 29, 2010, 04:04 AM

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