Monday, March 24, 2008

Twitter

Is anyone using Twitter? I just signed up this morning and added a link on my blog. I like the idea of using it the way Derrick does (of Obsession with Food) to update what I've been cooking, eating, etc.

Thoughts? Also if you are letting people follow you, please let me know so I can follow you too!

This post was written by Amy Sherman from Cooking with Amy

30 comments:

Delilah Hinman said...

Yep, I use Twitter; it's an awesome tool! :) My user name is: dhinman.

Delilah Hinman said...

...though now that you mention it, I think I'll create a specific Twitter account just for my food blog. Eatables is my new user name.

Anyway, what's yours?

cybele said...

I just started, but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it up (I figured I'd do a month or so to see if was working out before I tell my readers).

I got by candyblog if you want to check it out.

Amy Sherman said...

Mine is under my name, Amy Sherman but it's called Cooking with Amy

http://twitter.com/cookingwithamy

sue bette said...

Hi Amy,

I recently read a post on twitter on
http://michaelmartine.com/
(this is the person who set up my blog)

I am new to twitter and think it is kind of strange, but my computer friends assure me it is a future trend and to just get on board.

All the Best

Andrew said...

I'm there as wine_scribbler

Ed said...

I'm there as Tomatom but am an eratic twitterer

Silverbrow said...

I'm there as silverbrow.

It's a great tool and definitely make it public - no point in having it private.

Silverbrow said...

I should add, for those with blogs a great tool is twitterfeed.

Very basically it's a tool that updates twitter when you post on your main blog. It means your twitter followers know when you've posted. Good way to get people to your site.

If you like twitter, I recommend as Amy has done incorporating it into your site. I'd also take a look at tumblr. It's particularly useful if you want to give your blog readers an easy way to read your blog from a phone/blackberry etc. If you want an e.g., see my tumblr page here.

Silverbrow said...

And one last thing I forgot about, go and checkout friendfeed.

That's it from me, for now...

ruthEbabes said...

http://twitter.com/ruthebabes

PaniniKathy said...

Okay, I'm sold - I'm now on there as PaniniKathy!

BTW, there's a good article over on ProBlogger today about using Twitter to promote your blog.

Katy said...

i just got mine set up this morning, but i'm on twitter as Sugarlaws!

http://twitter.com/sugarlaws

And my blog is:
http://www.sugarlaws.com

Chuck said...

I snagged a couple usernames a few months ago, but never twittered. I jumped on the bandwagon earlier today...

sundaydinner

Sundaynitedinner was too long by one letter... doh!

cybele said...

Thanks for the Twitterfeed link, Silverbrow. I was wondering if people did that manually, but knew there had to be something that'd do it automatically.

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

I am on twitter - http://www.twitter.com/rosso - "rosso" is my username.

I encourage everyone to use it but I am NOT using it as a second RSS feed to notify when I have new posts on my blog - it's more of a conversation tool than that!

Alanna said...

My food life is on Twitter with username KitchenParade -

Loulou said...

Amy, you should join! I joined a few weeks ago and love it. My username is louloufrance.
I'm not yet connected the blog via twitterfeed though. Have to check that out.

your twitteraholic, Amy said...

Since I posted this, there's been a great flurry of food bloggers joining Twitter or just posting more often.

It's fun getting mini updates from bloggers. If you've considered twittering, come join us!

Andrea said...

I'm also on Twitter at twitter.com/andreasrecipes.

I like the idea of twittering little updates about what I'm cooking on my blog rather than creating blog posts each time.

Allen said...

I signed up recently-- still assessing it, but seems like a fun way to keep up to speed on what people are doing -- you can find me at:

http://twitter.com/eatingoutloud

McAuliflower said...

jumping on too- good kick in the pants here!

/mcauliflower

will be searching for you all soon.
cheers

sarah/the delicious life said...

amy - i totally noticed that twitter kind had a mini explosion with food bloggers in the last few days, and was wondering why until i found this post over here in s'cool! well done!

(by the way, i am WAY addicted to twitter)

oh and if anyone wants to know, i'm at www.twitter.com/TheDelicious

Amber * said...

I have personal (via me) & Food Blog Updates (via twitterfeed) on twitter.

Have you guys heard of qoutably.com ? It is a great site for twitter'rs who have alot of replies or follow alot of people. It shows you all the conversations of your twitter and those you are following, in thread like view. And you can post directly from the site...

cheers!

pea said...

i just signed up today...
twitter.com/pea_

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Sam said...

I have been using twitter for a couple of days now and I already have an opinion. Ha! May be diferent to some opinions already cited here.

I have found that I like the voyeuristic aspect of twitter a great deal.

I have found I like most of all to follow people I actually have met or otherwise have know virtually for pretty well or for a long time.

I want to dive in and out of twitter quickly so I have soon realised I personally don't really like using it for conversations/replies.

I quite like it when someone replies to one of my twitters, but find that I don't seem to want to respond back again.

Personally I am not so partial to the blog promotion aspect of it since I already subscribe to RSS feeds etc.

Initially I was following all kinds of people I felt I didn't really know, and I felt better when I'd reduced the number of people I followed to people I felt more of a connection with.

I love it for keeping in better touch with my family, especially when I going through a dry spell with other forms of communication.

I like using it from my cell phone.

Karina said...

Susan (FatFree Vegan) got me onto Twitter.

http://twitter.com/GFKarina

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