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!
26 Replies to “Join The Traveling Writer community on Twitter”
Sweet! Great idea.
Lindsey Mead, @lemead
Emily Achenbaum Harris, ex-journalist and seeker of simplicity with humor, is @oaktreewrites
Steve Griffin – @stevenkgriffin
Awesome, guys… Glad this is taking off. I’m adding y’all now!
Nice Idea Alexis!
Todd Wassel @toddwassel
http://twitter.com/toddwassel (just to make it easier for you!)
Thanks, Todd! I like easy 🙂
Katie Noah Gibson – @katiengibson
Excellent idea! Cheryl Ossola: http://twitter.com/1st_of_May
Sounds like a great idea, please take me along with it =)
Looking forward to seeing the list. Thanks.
Great idea! Please add me to the tally …
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!
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 🙂
Awesome!!! Andi Perullo, @AndiPerullo
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 🙂
Tiffany Jansen @americancloggie
I’m in, great idea. Thanks x
I blog more about writing than traveling, but I do travel writing through my novels. Sort of.
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
Really? I’m a genealogy addict! Very cool.
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.
Great idea! Here’s mine. 🙂
Add me, too!
Glad to have found your site (via Jodi S’s blog)