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PostPosted: July 19th, 2008, 10:19 pm 
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Does anyone here Twitter? I'll follow you if so. Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/blogbooktours .... someone just posted over there about Angela Hoy.

Charlie, you're totally confused, aren't you? Hehe.

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PostPosted: July 23rd, 2008, 1:40 pm 
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I hate to ask, but what is Twitter?


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PostPosted: July 24th, 2008, 12:08 pm 
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Twitter is kinda like a mini-mini-mini blog.

You write fascinating things like, "I gained 47 pounds this week." or "Junior used the potty all by himself today!" or "Buy my goat milk soap!" or "Writersweekly Rocks!" or "My husband has a cute butt!" You know, IMPORTANT stuff.

And people sign up to read your drivel because you are so immensely popular and amazing. I know this for a fact because I have at least 3 whole people who follow my Twitter! Of course, you can also widget your Twitter onto the sidebar of your regular blog or onto your website so EVERYONE can read it.

That's what I do. Because I am the personification of amazing and popular.

Oh yes, I am.

I am also in a tremendously weird mood today. (Does it show?) Could it be the continuous rain coupled with the distinctive lack of chocolate in my system?

Hmmm. That would make a good Twitter entry...

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PostPosted: July 24th, 2008, 2:42 pm 
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Oh, dear. We made them crash. It's now a mess over there.

Actually, we just had a discussion on my blog book tours group that maybe you shouldn't say such personal things if you're using Twitter professionally. For example, you can see that I have a Twitter widget at http://quickest.blogbooktourguide.ever.com ... scroll down a ways.... that shows ongoing live posts. It behooves us to keep it task-related. Nobody over there is going to care if I just brushed my teeth and was headed to bed, right?

But, they might be interested to learn that I've posted another Penny Dreadful contribution at http://pdreadful.blogspot.com . Go weed through some short fiction and see if you have anything to anonymously post! Then PM me and I'll arrange a drop-off point .... I mean, send you an email addy. Been reading too many thrillers.

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PostPosted: July 24th, 2008, 6:56 pm 
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I'll use Twitter in a more professional way when I start fundraising again for the American Lung Association.

Right now I mostly use it to post my diet/exercise progress.

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PostPosted: July 25th, 2008, 1:24 am 
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Ok, here's how I use twitter (when it's working, that is):

I have 140 characters to set up and deliver a scene or a point. I must choose every letter and space carefully in order to make sure it has the flavor I want it to have, and bring my readers to the conclusion I want them to see.

I like Groovy's idea that it is a mini-mini-mini blog. That's how I like to treat it.

Yes, there are those who tweet such things as, "OMG! What shoes go best with my plaid skirt?" or "OMG! He just looked at me!" or "OMG! I have to pee!" I don't read their big blogs, either.

Oh, and Ele, I'll follow you, as soon as I get done here (but I'm not doing twitter as a professional, it's just an exercise for my brain, so you don't need to follow me if it doesn't work for you).

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PostPosted: July 26th, 2008, 4:21 pm 
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I have used the site for quite a while now.
But I use it to drive traffic to my websites.
I also stay connected to my online friends.
It's addictive.

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PostPosted: July 26th, 2008, 4:38 pm 
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So how do we follow you, Tiff? ;)

http://twitter.com/blogbooktours

I did get everyone back once they cleaned up their problems... and then some. What I like about Twitter is two-fold:

1. It's super fast and drives people to your outside sites

2. I find sites and sources through other people that I wouldn't have otherwise

Did I mention that it's super-fast... way less of a timesuck than community forums. Mostly because you can't type more than 140 characters and that includes your url. I find that people learn very quickly to get to the point and that's another aspect that makes it work.

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PostPosted: July 26th, 2008, 8:46 pm 
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Ele wrote:
So how do we follow you, Tiff? ;)

http://twitter.com/blogbooktours

I did get everyone back once they cleaned up their problems... and then some. What I like about Twitter is two-fold:

1. It's super fast and drives people to your outside sites

2. I find sites and sources through other people that I wouldn't have otherwise

Did I mention that it's super-fast... way less of a timesuck than community forums. Mostly because you can't type more than 140 characters and that includes your url. I find that people learn very quickly to get to the point and that's another aspect that makes it work.


Mine is www.twitter.com/TiffanyDow :) I followed you!

I have also amazingly met a lot of great friends now online via Twitter...one girl is my biggest cheerleader for weight loss - I look forward to her tweets daily to support me :)

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PostPosted: July 27th, 2008, 1:09 am 
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I'm following you, too... I can't get used to seeing you with dark hair! LOL. Am following Ms. Karen and Groovy, too, but I don't see them yet. I can't figure out what's going on sometimes. I miss people's comments, go to their account and they're posting, but they're not showing up on my comments. Beats me.

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PostPosted: July 27th, 2008, 6:43 pm 
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Ele wrote:
I'm following you, too... I can't get used to seeing you with dark hair! LOL. Am following Ms. Karen and Groovy, too, but I don't see them yet. I can't figure out what's going on sometimes. I miss people's comments, go to their account and they're posting, but they're not showing up on my comments. Beats me.


Actually, it's funny - my real color? (Besides the gray now in my hair) is light brown! lol. I have always fluctuated from blong to very dark brown ro red (and green when I had a mishap with an "ash" color). I've found the dark brown keeps the gray out longer. lol

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PostPosted: July 28th, 2008, 2:56 pm 
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writertiff wrote:
Ele wrote:
I'm following you, too... I can't get used to seeing you with dark hair! LOL. Am following Ms. Karen and Groovy, too, but I don't see them yet. I can't figure out what's going on sometimes. I miss people's comments, go to their account and they're posting, but they're not showing up on my comments. Beats me.


Actually, it's funny - my real color? (Besides the gray now in my hair) is light brown! lol. I have always fluctuated from blong to very dark brown ro red (and green when I had a mishap with an "ash" color). I've found the dark brown keeps the gray out longer. lol


I know all about verdigris mishaps. And orange hair at Halloween. Gawd. At least they though it was intentional. Now I'm gray... and actually have cool white streaks on each side that look great with the asymetrical bob. Who knew my coolest hair-color would be real?

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PostPosted: September 13th, 2008, 7:14 pm 
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I love Twitter. In addition to chitchatting with my twitter frineds, I also send out links to my blogs and use it to promote BlogTalkRadio segments. Microblogging can be a fun diversion for people who work at home all day.

Feel free to follow me at: debng

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PostPosted: September 13th, 2008, 9:04 pm 
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iI'm sporadic with it

However I'm addicted to facebook status updates...:D

I want to use it fora client though...

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PostPosted: September 14th, 2008, 6:03 am 
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rubykate wrote:
iI'm sporadic with it

However I'm addicted to facebook status updates...:D

I want to use it fora client though...


Part of my job (as full time Community Manager at BlogTalkRadio) is social networking so I get to be on FaceBook and Twitter all day. Fun stuff.

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