I’ve heard all the reasons. I’ve listened to the excuses. I’ve tried to convince people that “Twitter doesn’t bite.” In fact, the very first blog post I ever wrote was about how to get your feet wet in the Twitter pond.
Okay, I’m a Twitter fan. Outside my blog, that’s where I spend time online. Resources, opinions, conversation and community abound. Follow and be followed, it’s out in the open and the sharing can be intense.
But one of the things that stops authors from getting into the conversation is: they don’t know who to follow or where to find them.
Answer: I’ve done the work for you. Over the months I’ve found lots of people to follow who really contribute, in one way or another, to the independent publishing conversation that continues to evolve.
I went back over my list looking just for the people who would be of interest to other self-publishers, and here they are, ready-made for you to use.
You’ll find designers, publishers, authors, marketers, agents, editors, and just about everyone else connected to self-publishing in one way or another that I follow. These are people who use Twitter actively, providing tremendous value to followers.
Not everyone is here. I’ve tried to avoid corporate accounts. Every panel tells a story. The bios people write on Twitter make fascinating short reading, too, just try a few.
Got somebody I should add to the list? I’d love to hear, so leave me a comment. It can only get better.
So start clicking. The list is in no particular order, but each profile is a live link to that person’s page on Twitter. Have fun!
And yes, the bonus round:
Takeaway: Using and enjoying Twitter can come down to simply following the right people. Here are 52 to get you started.
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