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Note 187 – How writers can get more Twitter followers

After 5 minutes flow writing and still no inspiration for today’s blog, I thought I’d research getting more followers on Twitter.  After all that is part of the Daily Writing Tips course work this week.  Before signing up to the popular blog directories, I googled ‘Twitter followers for writers’ and it brought back 19 million results.

The fourth search result down was Terry Whalin’s blog and he has a great article called “Want More Twitter Followers?” and he suggests that if you want more followers you have to follow more people.  Both Terry Whalin and Daily Writing Tips suggest using Twellow where you can search for Twitter users in any category.  Terry Whalin says that this allows you to “follow the people on twitter with the largest following in this specialty”.   I checked out ‘writing’ and ‘writer’.

I then followed Terry’s instructions in the blog.  I had to open my Twitter account and leave it open, then register with  I won’t explain the steps here as this is done in his article, but I am now starting to understand how you can get more followers in your niche. 

Once you are connected with Refollow, you can see all the profile pictures of people you are following.  You can then have a look at users who ‘you are following, who are not following you’ etc.  The next step is where is gets interesting: select ‘users who are following ______’ and type in one of the user name you found in Twellow when you searched for your category.  You can then load that person’s followers in (I think there’s a limit on this).

Once I’ve got a few more followers on my Twitter account from the steps in this process, I’ll post another note to let you know how I get on.

Important note: As Terry Whalin says “Twitter controls the number of people you can follow during a 24-hour period” so you must be aware of this.  You wouldn’t want to get your account suspended!

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Until tomorrow…

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I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer


5 thoughts on “Note 187 – How writers can get more Twitter followers

  1. Thanks for sharing this article. I have to admit I am frustrated when I see people view my blog, but not leave comments on my post. Hopefully, by using the article, I can get more “hits,” I will let you know how it goes.

    Posted by weareliterarycritics | November 4, 2011, 3:21 am
  2. Thanks for the comment. I suppose some people just don’t know what to say – but doesn’t mean they don’t like what you’ve writtent; however, I agree it can be frustrating. As part of my new plan I always try and comment on at least 2 blog posts a day which will hopefully encourage others to comment on mine. We’ll see what happens. Good luck with reading the article.
    Thanks again

    Posted by Sandra Madeira | November 4, 2011, 7:17 pm


  1. Pingback: Note 193 – Twitter isn’t a race – 6 rules and best practices for following « My writing challenge - November 9, 2011

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