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#151 - April 29, 2009, 03:28 PM
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MaryWitzl

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Thank you, Tabitha and AnneB!  I checked my e-mails when I got back from work and saw that I HAD FOLLOWERS!  This is like having some of the cool kids sit with you at lunch, (not that I'd know how that felt, but I can imagine).

Now I have another question, this time about Twitter etiquette.  Say you have a full out with an agent that you suspect has lost interest in you.  Is it against Twitter protocol to follow this agent? It seems pretty obnoxious, but what do I know.  Any advice?
#152 - April 30, 2009, 08:07 AM

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Yay Mary! Follow as many agents as you want. I'd recommend not asking them about your subs on twitter though.
#153 - April 30, 2009, 12:49 PM

HB

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Yeah, Twitter is different from Facebook. I don't friend agents or editors I don't already have a relationship with on Facebook but I happily do it on Twitter.
#154 - May 01, 2009, 12:04 PM

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(Not in my wildest dreams,  Linda!  I barely have the nerve to e-mail agents about my subs, that's how timorous I am. I may be published in another decade or so at this rate...)
#155 - May 01, 2009, 01:43 PM

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not sure how i feel about this

http://twitter.com/marthaflynn
#156 - May 03, 2009, 12:29 AM

storyfort

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I'm twittering too!

www.twitter.com/storyfort

Now just to go back through this thread so I can follow everyone.  :broccoli

EDIT: Well, that only took forever. Excited for all the tweets to start coming in from you all though!
#157 - May 03, 2009, 12:53 PM
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I'm on.

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#158 - May 03, 2009, 07:05 PM
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I'm there.

http://twitter.com/lillpluta

Please follow. I'm starting to get a complex. :)
#159 - May 04, 2009, 05:15 PM
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#160 - May 04, 2009, 06:57 PM
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SproutQ

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I joined too, though I think my "too old" line may lie somewhere after Facebook but before Twitter; I am still figuring it out.

http://twitter.com/JacquiRobbins
#161 - May 05, 2009, 07:25 AM

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I haven't figured it out yet!  I think I've managed to tweet once and now I can't duplicate my actions.  At least I know how to follow, though.
#162 - May 05, 2009, 10:09 AM

I made a new twitter account that's more obviously "me" since it's...um...my name!

http://twitter.com/dawnmetcalf

Come on by!
#163 - May 06, 2009, 09:49 AM

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http://twitter.com/AUSTANGEL

I'm twittering daily, it's like a habit now because I use Firefox so I downloaded and installed TwitterFox {FF add-on} which I can use to Twitter while I'm surfing the net.
#164 - May 11, 2009, 06:49 AM

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Okay (jumping into the pool).  I'm here.

www.twitter.com/bettinarestrepo
#165 - May 11, 2009, 03:26 PM

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All right, darn it; I've got one too. I haven't really done anything with Twitter except follow people, but I may start actually using it.

http://twitter.com/lynnekelly

#166 - May 12, 2009, 08:14 PM

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I'm getting sucked in. The way I look at it, if we don't, we'll become obsolete. Here's mine. http://twitter.com/CreativeDrought
Just started, so I'll be following a bunch of you guys too. :)
#167 - May 18, 2009, 06:14 PM

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I just joined the twitter craze. Follow me at http://twitter.com/ShanonHitchcock
#168 - May 19, 2009, 01:52 PM

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Peer pressure finally won out and I'm now on Twitter, but apparently it doesn't do any good unless everyone else you know on Twitter starts following you and you start following everyone else you know on Twitter? Eh? <scratches head with one finger>  :eh2  So... if you are on Twitter and want to read about what I did to my poor kitties and what's happening with my current WIP and find out how dumb (at times) I really am... follow me (VerlaKay) and read my 7 entries. :moose
#169 - May 21, 2009, 04:13 PM
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YAY Verla!
#170 - May 21, 2009, 06:26 PM

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Just in case anybody's interested: twitter.com/diareeves, but I rarely post on the site itself. Mostly other things feed into it, but I'll look into following you guys if I find you. ;)
#171 - May 22, 2009, 03:20 PM

Hi y'all,

Do you find many twitterers that get an account and then sort of stop tweeting after a few days. I've followed many people and never see any updates. I'm even not tweeting as often as I used to, which used to be about 15-20 tweets a day or more and that was on only one of my 4 twitter accts.

I'm trying to get back into the hang of things with the blueboard, livejournal and twitter, that's it for me in regard to keeping in contact with people. You can follow me @brianhthomas
http://twitter.com/brianhthomas.

Follow me and ask anything about Twitter if you're new to tweeting,
Brian

#172 - May 22, 2009, 05:04 PM

kwyn

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Brian - I'll be following you (CreativeDrought). So is there some good twitter etiquette you can share? I feel kinda dumb....at first I didn't realize everyone showing up on my page wasn't following me back, so I responded to a tweet from one of those non-followers. Now, of course, I'm thinking she's wondering who the heck I am and naturally, I feel like a dweeb. Is there some unwritten rule about responding to those tweets?
#173 - May 22, 2009, 06:57 PM

kwyn

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Oh - and Traci Dee, I tried to find you, but I can't. Asks me if I mean DJReeves.
#174 - May 22, 2009, 07:00 PM

Brian - I'll be following you (CreativeDrought). So is there some good twitter etiquette you can share? I feel kinda dumb....at first I didn't realize everyone showing up on my page wasn't following me back, so I responded to a tweet from one of those non-followers. Now, of course, I'm thinking she's wondering who the heck I am and naturally, I feel like a dweeb. Is there some unwritten rule about responding to those tweets?

KWYN,

The tweets that show up on your page are the people you follow. It is totally cool to reply to things they are saying. Typically, you or they write something in the little white box that may be interesting to others or sometimes you may tweet what you're eating, but most people don't typically enjoy reading that all the time.

People follow tweet streams (the stuff you write) either on the web or through some software like TweetDeck or DestoryTwitter. Those two software titles allow you to follow people and categorize their tweets into "interesting" "those I want to get to know" "Those with no value." I think you can name your own categories. I've never used that software only because my computer is so low on storage and you must have 3.5 gig of space to install those programs.

A big rule of Twitter is to add value to people's lives. I've had a lot of people thank me for helping them with a little matter, everyone from picture book writers, to photographers and even the president of a public relations firm in Chicago. So a big point with Twitter is don't just take (as in getting replies from people) but give as well. This means you should reply back to the people that send you a note once in a while. When you hit "Mentions of @creativedrought" (I don't think Twitter is case sensitive except with the creation of tiny urls.) You'll see the people who have mentioned your name in their tweets, most often that is in the form of replies to your tweets. Simply hit reply in their tweet. (I just went and followed you and you seem to have replies understood)


The best rules to follow are 1) Add value  2) Reply to others 3) Have a goal for why you use Twitter. 

I use my @brianhthomas twitter account for my creative side. I meet people who work in photography and writing, editors, photo buyers, writers, agents, etc. I have another acct where I talk political strategies etc, I also have another account which is about everything and you can follow me there too (@zachshouse) and I also have one that is mainly to talk theological stuff and church planting. You can have more than one acct if you need one, but sometimes that can be confusing.

Probably too much information, but I think Twitter can be a very good tool. Tweet me any questions when you have them.

Talk to you later,
Brian 
#175 - May 22, 2009, 07:19 PM

kwyn

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Thanks for all the info, Brian! Traci Dee - Brian helped me find you, so I put in a request to you.
#176 - May 22, 2009, 07:34 PM

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I'm supposed to add value???
 :oops LOL!

I suppose I should warn anyone who wants to follow me that I add absolutely no value of any kind in my tweets.  :duh I'm there to goof around and vent about my crappy day, my psychotic cats or whatever else is going on in my life at the moment. If you want value, follow Brian.  :chickendance
#177 - May 22, 2009, 07:54 PM

I'm supposed to add value???
 :oops LOL!

I suppose I should warn anyone who wants to follow me that I add absolutely no value of any kind in my tweets.  :duh I'm there to goof around and vent about my crappy day, my psychotic cats or whatever else is going on in my life at the moment. If you want value, follow Brian.  :chickendance


Warning: I don't always add value. That's just a sometimes thing. And my meaning of value also includes tweeting Happy Mother's Day to a few moms. I'm sure you probably did that sbk. 
#178 - May 22, 2009, 08:03 PM

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Peer pressure finally won out and I'm now on Twitter, but apparently it doesn't do any good unless everyone else you know on Twitter starts following you and you start following everyone else you know on Twitter? Eh? <scratches head with one finger>  :eh2  So... if you are on Twitter and want to read about what I did to my poor kitties and what's happening with my current WIP and find out how dumb (at times) I really am... follow me (VerlaKay) and read my 7 entries. :moose

I'm in the same head-scratching Twitter state as you, Verla.
#179 - May 23, 2009, 06:07 AM

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Hiya, Karen! Glad you found me! Isn't Brian clever? :) My entries aren't particularly valuable unless you wanna know what music I like--all my blips post on Twitter. But now that I've got some writer friends on there, I'll be posting my writerly updates. And that's all she wrote, kiddos.
#180 - May 23, 2009, 11:00 AM

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