24 responses to “A writers’ guide to getting the most out of Twitter”

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  2. marthaandme

    Thanks so much for this post. I found it to be helpful. Twitter can feel overwhelming and kind of hit or miss sometimes, so I appreciated feedback.

  3. Steve Boese

    Great post Michelle. The utility of Twitter to further professional objectives never ceases to amaze me. I have connected with experts, vendors, and peers in my field that have greatly enhanced my ability to deliver a quality service. This is a really valuable tool once you ‘find your way around’. Thanks for writing about this story.

  4. ruth pennebaker

    Fascinating. This is the clearest explanation I’ve seen about Twitter. Glad you wrote it for those of us who are still teetering, instead of tweeting.

  5. ewkrause

    Thanks, Michelle. I just retweeted this — I’ve been getting tons of questions from communicator friends of mine about Twitter. You’d think we’d all just discovered plutonium!

  6. Mridu Khullar

    Thanks for posting this, Michelle. I must admit, I came to Twitter early — July 2008, I believe — but I STILL don’t know what to do with it.

    In an already busy workday, is there a way to use Twitter more efficiently? What you’ve outlined here is very helpful, but it takes so much time. How do you deal with that?

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  8. Nadine

    Thanks for posting this, Michelle. I’m still not certain Twitter is a worthwhile expenditure of my limited time, but if and when I change my mind, I’ll be back again to map an approach using the advice in this post.

  9. Rich Ord

    Hi Michelle,

    Some good advice in your article, but you might consider submitting to Twellow!

    Twellow.com was the first Twitter Yellow Pages and is still the most popular Twitter Directory. It is utilized by thousands of Twitter users to actually find people with like interests to follow.


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  11. writtenquality

    Great post. I have been wondering how a writer could benefit from something like twitter, since it’s so popular, and this post was exceedingly helpful. I haven’t signed up yet, but I will probably do so soon. Thanks for the help!


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  17. Edward Iwata

    Hi, Michelle, just retweeted this. Read discussions by frustrated Twitter users on how the #hashtag function to send your tweets to topics does not work. Same thing happens to me, and Twitter IT does not respond. Any suggestions or links on the issue? I’ve searched quite a bit. Thanks much!

  18. Wendy Bottrell

    Thanks I have never really used twitter beyond my Retweet button. Your post has given me something to think about. Great resources as well. Thanks, Wendy http://wendybottrell.com 2013 Blogathon

  19. Ashley

    Great post – it’s so hard to keep up with everything. I love twitter, because it’s quick. I am sure I don’t use it to it’s full potential. Thanks for the tips!

  20. Anne

    Some great tips here, Michelle. I don’t think I could manage Twitter without lists and Hootsuite – they’re both such a time saver.

  21. Monica Shaw

    Awesome post – especially the bit about following the RIGHT people. I’ve gotten almost all of my business via Twitter over the last few years. It’s amazing.