Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thanks to all who commented on yesterday's post. Lots of opinions about Twitter out there! Some say it's not for them; others insist it's way cool on a personal as well as professional level. Despite my arguments against Twitter, I do see the positive benefits. I just might join myself someday.
Note some positive comments to yesterday's post from Laura Christianson, co-owner of He Blogs, She Blogs:
"... I started following a few marketers, authors, and marketing bloggers on Twitter and learning from them. They posted all kinds of cool stuff that I could use - links to helpful blog articles, ideas for how to build my business, etc. I began doing the same and people started following us ... I limit myself to about 10 minutes a day on Twitter (okay...20) and I post--and read others' posts--as I'm transitioning between projects. I view it as simultaneously taking a break and getting inspired for my next project."
On an author's loop agent/author Terry Whalin mentioned numerous sites that help folks learn Twitter and moderate its use to an effective level. I'm printing them here with Terry's permission.
Twhirl: desktop software that helps organize Twitter
Free ebook on how to get the most from Twitter
Tweetlater: to set up your tweets on a time release schedule
Twellow: a twitter search tool but you can also set up your profile, increase your visibility, etc.
Qwitter: catching people who quit following you on twitter
Twitterless: keeping track of your followers
Twitter Alerts: like Google Alerts except for Twitter. You can set up different key words and see how people are talking about your name or your book--and it sends it right to your email address.
Anybody have other helpful Twitter sites?