Getting Started with Twitter and Twitter Chats

Connect to #WriteOut via Twitter.

Here’s how …

We know you never thought it would get here, but here is your opportunity to begin tweeting with a purpose! Join us during Write Out and participate in our Twitter chats on Thursdays evenings at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

This guide will get you on your way to Twitter proficiency and Internet fame (or at least prepare you to tweet about Write out).

For the uninitiated

If you’re brand new to Twitter, you’ll want to sign up, then check out Getting Started. If you’ve dabbled with Twitter but still have questions, the help center will give you a tour, provide access to an FAQ, and review the basics. Also take a look at this WikiHow on How to make connections on Twitter.

Participating in Write Out via Twitter

To follow Twitter conversation about Write Out and to participate in weekly chats on Thursdays, you’ll need to use our hashtag, #writeout, in all your tweets related to this event. (Here’s Twitter’s intro to hashtags.)

To share your creations, digital or otherwise, with participants you’ll want to include links and pictures in your tweets.

Now you’re probably ready to jump into the Twitter stream and swim. But if you really must know everything before you start…

How to prepare for a Twitter chat

Cybrary Man has put together a comprehensive page about participating and hosting Twitter chats

And here are a couple tools that can make twitter chats easy-peasy:

See at you #writeout!