Join The Traveling Writer community on Twitter

August 25, 2010 · 26 comments

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!

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Alyssa August 25, 2010 at 7:08 am

Sweet! Great idea.
Alyssa Martino


Lindsey August 25, 2010 at 7:46 am

Lindsey Mead, @lemead


Emily on the Southern Prairie August 25, 2010 at 8:01 am


Emily Achenbaum Harris, ex-journalist and seeker of simplicity with humor, is @oaktreewrites


Steven K. Griffin August 25, 2010 at 8:50 am

Steve Griffin – @stevenkgriffin


Alexis Grant August 25, 2010 at 8:57 am

Awesome, guys… Glad this is taking off. I’m adding y’all now!


Todd August 25, 2010 at 9:07 am

Nice Idea Alexis!

Todd Wassel @toddwassel (just to make it easier for you!)


Alexis Grant August 25, 2010 at 9:12 am

Thanks, Todd! I like easy ๐Ÿ™‚


katieleigh August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

Sounds great!

Katie Noah Gibson – @katiengibson


Cheryl Ossola August 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

Excellent idea! Cheryl Ossola:


JustJesz August 25, 2010 at 10:31 am

Sounds like a great idea, please take me along with it =)



Heather Rae August 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Great idea!
Heather Rae


Gayle August 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Looking forward to seeing the list. Thanks.

Gayle @PostmarkCA


JP Churchill August 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Great idea! Please add me to the tally …



Marianne August 26, 2010 at 1:32 am

I’ve never been sure if I really qualify as a traveling writer, since I’m not sure my writing is about traveling – more about sitting still, in strange places. Still, this is such lovely company, I can’t resist wanting to be in it!



Alexis Grant August 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

Hey Marianne — We’re all traveling through life in one way or another! (Even though I’m doing a lot of sitting in my office these days.) Glad you’re joining us ๐Ÿ™‚


Andi August 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

Awesome!!! Andi Perullo, @AndiPerullo


Tiffany August 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

Wow what a totally awesome idea! I’m gonna have to do this with expats in the Netherlands via my blog. Thanks for setting this up ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiffany Jansen @americancloggie


Lanham True August 26, 2010 at 9:29 am



Pattycam August 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

I’m in, great idea. Thanks x


Patricia Stoltey August 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Patricia Stoltey

I blog more about writing than traveling, but I do travel writing through my novels. Sort of.
Patricia Stoltey recently posted…The Return of Nagging WhisperMy Profile


Elizabeth Saunders August 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

One of my topics is travel, but I don’t get to major destinations very often. My blog also covers genealogy, writing, and random bookstores. @bibliotraveler
Elizabeth Saunders recently posted…Old Books in my BackyardMy Profile


Alexis Grant August 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Really? I’m a genealogy addict! Very cool.


Simone Gorrindo August 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Awesome new website, Alexis!


Cool idea, and yes, write a post about lists! I don’t get their purpose at all. And most explanations of social media on the web are garbled and confusing. You always make it all make sense.


Moki's Fanfiction Blog August 30, 2010 at 12:28 am

Great idea! Here’s mine. ๐Ÿ™‚



Chryselle August 30, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Add me, too!



boldlygosolo August 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Glad to have found your site (via Jodi S’s blog)



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