Posted on August 25, 2010 by Alexis Grant
A writing friend just joined Twitter, and I’m trying to come up with suggestions of tweeps for her to follow. That got me to thinking: wouldn’t it be awesome if I could give her a list of all the readers of this blog?
A while back I built a Twitter list that includes members of our Ning group for writers of travel memoir. It’s been a great way to grow our community outside of Ning, helping us communicate on another platform.
I’m a huge fan of Twitter lists; I need to find time to build more of my own. They serve as a filter so you don’t miss important tweets, help you find people to follow and showcase your knowledge of players in your industry. Wow, I’m realizing I should write an entire post about how to create lists and use them effectively. They are one of Twitter’s best features.
For now though, I simply want to create ONE list, and that’s a list that includes all of YOU. It will help me connect with you and help you all connect with each other.
From now on, whenever I’m helping a writer or traveler or blogger get started on Twitter, I’ll have a list of tweeps for them to follow: TravelingWriterCommunity.
So leave your name and your Twitter handle below in the comments, and I’ll add you to our Twitter community!
Filed under: Twitter | Tagged: blogger, community, travel, Twitter, Twitter lists, writer | 24 Comments »
Posted on May 13, 2010 by Alexis Grant
If you’re writing a travel memoir or enjoy reading them, hope you’ll follow @travelmemoir on Twitter. We’ll offer tips, helpful links and book recommendations, as well as notes about what’s going on in the Travel Memoir Writers Ning group.
Should be a good resource.
Filed under: Travel memoir, Twitter | Tagged: Ning, Travel memoir, Twitter | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 10, 2010 by Alexis Grant
Are you reading Dani Shapiro‘s new memoir, Devotion?
I am! I am! Had to buy it after interviewing Dani earlier this month. Partly because I wished I had a book club to discuss it with, I asked Dani if she’d be interested in visiting a vitual book club, through a Twitter chat. She agreed!
When: Sunday, February 21
Time: 8 – 9 p.m. EST
Where: Twitter! Use #Devotion to chime in.
How: Never chatted before on Twitter? Check out this post about how to participate in a Twitter chat. I recommend using Tweetchat.
Bring questions for Dani! We’ll introduce her and then open it up to readers. And bring friends, too!
TRANSCRIPT: Miss the chat? Read the transcript!
Filed under: Memoir, Twitter, What I'm reading | Tagged: chat, Dani Shapiro, Devotion, Twitter | 3 Comments »