Do You Tweet?
Twitter is one of the most significant social media platforms to emerge in the last couple of years. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, have a look at this post where I explain the general concept, then head over to Twitter.com and sign up for a free account.
I’m always interested in finding new people to follow on Twitter, especially writers (because, let’s face it, if you’re gonna read something someone wrote, even in 140 characters or less, it’s always better if that person can write!) and I figure many of the readers of this site are, too, so here’s the deal: drop a link to your Twitter profile (In the form http://www.twitter.com/username) into the comments along with your name, and every few days I’ll shift them into this post to create a single list of Twitterers. Follow them and join the conversation!
Check back every couple of days and see who’s new and who you might want to follow!
Here’s the list to date (names link to website, when it’s given, @username links to Twitter profile):
- Dustin M. Wax (@dwax)
- Kimberlee Ferrell (@kimferrell)
- Sonja Faust (@Sonja_Faust)
- Johne Cook (@theskypirate)
- Curt Wingerter (@Artistcw)
- Douglas (@palisade14)
- Alex Lobov (@alexlobov)
- Thursday Bram (@thursdayb)
- Copywriter Underground (@ChandlerWrites)
- James Chartrand (@MenWithPens)
- Brandon J. Mendelson (@BJMendelson)
- Elspeth Murray (@ElspethMurray)
- Monica Valentinelli (@mlvalentine)
- Rich Chastang (@richcat1989)
- Tom Colvin (@tomcolvin)
- Carolyn (@WordCountess)
- Nathan E. Lilly (@nelilly)
- Silvia Straka (@silviastraka)
- Jetse de Vries (@Shineanthology)
- James Mallinson (@jmallinson)
- Roy Jacobsen (@rjacobse)
- Jeff Wetherington (@thewordofjeff)
- Zoe Westhof (@zoewesthof)
- Danielle Marie Crume (@sumsette)
- Michael Pokocky (@michaelpokocky)
- Carly Tuma (@ThePiratess)
- J.M. Strother (@jmstro)
- Sina’i Enantia (@SinaiEnantia)
- Jennifer Aderhold (@jjaderhold)
- Who’s next?
A Twitter Tip for Writers
One of the cool things about Twitter is you can search the tweets of virtually everyone on Twitter (except a few holdouts whose stream is marked “private”). Go to search.twitter.com and search on any keyword to see what people are saying about it (try your name or the titles of your books to see what kind of buzz is out there).
I use Tweetdeck, a desktop Twitter client, which allows you (among other things) to set up a live search in a column that is automatically updated whenever a new tweet is posted by anyone on Twitter that contains the keyword for that search. The most useful search term I have is “for writers” (with the quotes), which is updated whenever someone posts a job “for writers”, a question “for writers”, or a link to a good post “for writers”.
Have another good search term “for writers”? Add it to the comments along with your Twitter ID!
Want More Writers on Twitter?
Twittterpacks.com is a site that collects sets of Twitterers you should follow and orders them by category. CHeck out the WRiting Twitterers here.