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I'm already following a lot of you so here's mine if anyone's interested!

http://twitter.com/valeriekwrites
#271 - October 25, 2009, 04:50 PM
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I just signed up so that I could tweet about the Kidlit contest but I am in the dark about what it's all about. I'll try and figure it out but I find all the networking stuff a bit hard to understand. Am I just too old?
#272 - October 25, 2009, 04:58 PM

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I've added most of you to my follow file. You can find me at twitter.com/pcalico if you'd like to follow. 
#273 - October 27, 2009, 10:27 AM

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I have a new Twitter... http://twitter.com/JoRamseyYA

Been having a little trouble with it; my daughter tried to follow me and it told her I didn't exist. Hopefully it'll work better now. Meanwhile, I'm going to add follows from those posted here.
#274 - November 09, 2009, 08:00 AM

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KimJo: Sometimes it takes a while to be searchable on twitter - I don't know why that is, but it seemed to take forever for me (although spammers were finding me quite easily!). I'm creative drought -- going to find you now.
#275 - November 09, 2009, 08:04 AM

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Thanks, kwyn. Followed you back.

I don't know if it has anything to do with time... My daughter tried to follow me two days after I created the account, and it still told her I'm nonexistent. Maybe I'll have her try again tonight. She's a teen; if she follows me, her friends on Twitter might as well = instant marketing. lol
#276 - November 09, 2009, 01:41 PM

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My twitter name is Donna_Earnhardt

I'll be looking y'all up! :)

#277 - November 09, 2009, 01:59 PM
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I'm @JennRHubbard
#278 - November 14, 2009, 04:37 PM
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I'm on twitter, @calidavidson :smile
#279 - November 15, 2009, 06:42 PM

Hiya BBs!

I've finally embraced the Twitter after bad-mouthing it as a passing fad.  Some of my old Tweets made me sound like a VERY grumpy old man.

But now, I get it....sort of.  Heck, it actually helped me land a book contract, too, so what's not to love?

If you want to follow me, I'm at: http://twitter.com/tktroupe

I'm going to follow some of y'all, too.

-=TKT=- :chicken

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#280 - November 19, 2009, 09:01 AM
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A useful tool to manage your followers/followees

www.friendorfollow.com

#281 - November 19, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Just got on today. Taking a badly needed break from NaNoWriMo. Please bear with me as I tweet some of you to try things out.  Edited to add: I will be tweeting as MDLorbeer.

Anne - Hmmm...searched for you but couldn't find you! I'm creativedrought.
#282 - November 19, 2009, 01:59 PM

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kwyn,

I just found you and started following. I know what you mean about having a hard time finding people sometimes. I think the newer people may take a while to find? I have no problem at all when people post a link and we can just log right on. Edited to add: To avoid problems I posted a direct link to my last post above and here also: http://twitter.com/MDLorbeer

P.S. Others may want to add direct links to their posts to make it easier for people to find you. 
#283 - November 19, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Okay, BB's, I've joined and have no clue what I'm doing so any advice is welcome! Please find me and I'll friend you back! @Lisawrites4kids

Thanks!!
#284 - November 20, 2009, 08:36 AM
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P.S. Others may want to add direct links to their posts to make it easier for people to find you. 
Please do! 

I'm new to twitter, and obviously have a lot to learn.  I've found, so far in the past few days, reading tweets and 'following' agents and publishers is  a great way to feel immersed in the publishing world (since I don't actually belong there yet).  What I've read from a couple of you & other authors makes me feel like I know what's going on (doesn't mean I do of course :)

here's me, please follow so I'm not talking to myself...I'll try to add stuff of value :)
http://twitter.com/dawnbonnevie
#285 - November 29, 2009, 07:54 PM

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I signed up and then forgot to tweet.  I'll try not to, so follow me and I'll follow you!

twitter.com/Shannywriter
#286 - December 02, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Followed a bunch of you just now! :grouphug2 I'm at www.twitter.com/chattyanna.
#287 - December 05, 2009, 02:08 AM

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And in case you're wondering, that's me following most (if not all) of you. I follow every blueboarder back! www.twitter.com/creativedrought
#288 - December 06, 2009, 02:43 PM

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And in case you're wondering, that's me following most (if not all) of you. I follow every blueboarder back! www.twitter.com/creativedrought

Nice to know!  I am not good about tweeting.
#289 - December 07, 2009, 06:59 PM
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My twitter addy: http://twitter.com/lindajomartin . . . I will follow others on this thread.
#290 - 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/
#291 - 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
#292 - 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!
#293 - January 22, 2010, 04:02 PM

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thanks, kwyn.  i think that is stellar advice.   :thankyou
#294 - 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?
#295 - 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.)
#296 - 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
#297 - 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
#298 - 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.
#299 - 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
#300 - January 25, 2010, 06:22 AM

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