Two things for you bloggers who tweet.

  1. Announcing my #FollowFridays right this minute.
  2. Explaining why.

I did a massive Follow Friday for a lot of bloggers last week with Luther’s help. I can’t do that every week. It’s too much work and I can’t afford to come across as spammy. That doesn’t mean I can’t do Follow Fridays at all, though šŸ˜‰

Image via Suzie81's Blog, 2014.

Image via Suzie81’s Blog, 2014.

This week, I’ll do exactly two Follow Fridays on Twitter.

  • One for @Suzie81blog, written as a thank you for #SundayBlogShare. I’ll send it early and pin it to @Sourcererblog‘s Twitter profile to make it easy for people to find. I blog on U.S. Eastern Time.
  • Another one a few minutes later, written as a reminder about #SundayBlogShare, to @parttimemonster and others.

I am announcing this in advance and I am only sending two because I want to see how far these tweets spread. I chose Suzie for the first tweet because I want #SundayBlogShare to get the benefit if there’s any to be had. I chose Diana for the second because we tweet together incessantly. Her following is the one I can rely on the most to include a lot of alert bloggers and to recognize Sourcerer as the Monster’s partner.

I have no idea what the promotional value of this is for #SundayBlogShare, but if a few people join in, there’s a better-than-even chance I will learn something I don’t already know about the way information spreads on Twitter, and y’all know how good I am about sharing new tricks as I learn them.

So . . .

Arrr, Mateys!

Arrr, Mateys!

If you enjoy social media mischief as much as I do, or if you like #SundayBlogShare and want to raise its profile, I’m giving you two tweets to work with on Friday. I’ve also handed you a template, just in case you want to do this with a few of your tweeps. You don’t have to wait on me or tweet with me to get it rolling. Just send a few other bloggers who might apprecate it a #FollowFriday (#FF) and include #SundayBlogShare.

You know how everyone retweets Follow Fridays. Do it whenever you like, wherever you are, on Friday. This is a gift, bloggers! #Bloglove šŸ˜‰

I work most of the day on Fridays. I’ll send my tweets and then come back once I am done with the job and check to see if anything cool happened.

I will retweet Follow Fridays generously from #SundayBlogShare with both my accounts once I’m done with work, and by mobile during the day if my schedule permits.

EDIT: I’m only doing this as part of the Follow Friday routine one time, and after I send my two tweets, I’m not personally tweeting anything else to that hashtag until Sunday except in replies and conversations with people I’ve tweeted with for a while who I am sure willĀ be interested. I’m pretty much tweeting it to bloggers who follow meĀ during the week and then clearing off on Saturday to give it time to settle before the link sharing starts.

April A to Z 2015, Mateys!

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I know April A to Z is a ways off yet, but I am thinking about it already . . .



. . . I don’t want a Team and don’t want to be a Minion, but wouldn’t mind having a crew . . .



. . . a KREWE would be even better! Click “Continue Reading” for info.

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Welcome, April A to Z Bloggers!

We’re a go for the challenge. If you’re getting an early start and you discovered me by browsing the registration list, thanks for stopping by, and haveĀ a preview:

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You can find my topic list here. I’ve revised it slightly, but not much.

I work from 10-8 Central Time, so I’ll do most of my browsing early in the morning and late at night. My posts will be scheduled to publish around noon. The theme for my first post will be Audience.

During the first few days of the challenge, I’ll start from the bottom of the participant list and visit as many writing blogs per day as I am able. Once things get rolling, I’ll also visit people who visit me, assuming they leave me a way to find them. I’ll also be dropping in at Part Time Monster (my sister’s blog) and ourĀ friend David’s blog to chat on their threads and visit bloggers who comment there. David and his wife Holly also writeĀ Comparative Geeks.

Best of luck with the challenge. Ā I’m looking forward to an awesome month of blogging and networking.

If you’re following me, or if we chat regularly, and you’re doing the challenge, this thread would be the perfect place to remind me that you’re in.

Update: Not a Punk Rocker, who I chat with often, is also doing the challenge, and she used a very interesting method to choose her topics.