After listing many links on the value of Twitter, I finally did it. I signed up. Now I tweet (about writing industry tweople [really is that a word?] and add them to my lists), but mostly I follow others in the industry. I've been on a week and I'm overwhelmed by the sea of words.
Veteran Tweeters...tweople...oh, you know who you are:
How do you sort through it all? Who do you love following in the writing industry?
If you're thinking about signing up, here are some links that helped me:
Who to Follow
GalleyCat. Best Library People to follow on Twitter.
GalleyCat. Best Book Reviewers on Twitter.
GalleyCat. Best Book Editors on Twitter.
GalleyCat. Women in Publishing Twitter Directory.
GalleyCat. Best Book Club Resources on Twitter.
[Or just follow GalleyCat and sift through their more current lists. Handy.]
Follow the Reader. Which Book Publishers Tweet Best?
Huffington Post. 50 Best Book People to Follow.
Building Your Platform
Nathan Bransford. Key to Marketing your Book: Time Well Spent.
Social Media Today. 9 Ways to Build a Twitter Community with Substance.
BookEnds. Working Social Media.
Guide to Literary Agents. How Social Media Can Help Writers Get Their Mojo Back.
Rachelle Gardner. Social Networking in 15 Minutes a Day.
Blood Red Pencil. Tight Writing for Good Tweets.
The Writing Bug. Twitter Take Back.
Nathan Bransford. The Science of Buzz.
PubRants. The Power of Twitter.
Robin Becker. Twitter and Me.
Janet Reid. Thinking about Writing.
Friday Confession: You know you're having a crazy week when you've had to reset your Twitter password 3 times because you keep forgetting it. I miss the days when passwords could be short, sweet, and redundant.