November 11th, 2008
I responded using Tinypaste, which is a handy little tool that allows you to blow past the 140 character Twitter limit.
Here’s what I said:
You’re on the right path (not turning on Twitterfeed is half the battle). Next: Reply to followers, ask them questions and retweet good material. Check out my last post on @statesman – I retweeted a reader’s pic from our Veterans Day parade.
Promo your Twitter efforts on your site somewhere (like I did at http://statesman.com/twitter).
Bonus points: See if you can get your sports editor to live Tweet Packers games. Then, see if you can get a developer to scrape your followers Tweets onto a page (like we do at http://statesman.com/bevotwitter).
Also, check out the blog I do with Daniel Honigman. We’ll offer a lot of tips/tricks.
Feel free to bounce ideas off me anytime. We’re still trying to figure this all out, too.
I also DM’d the Journal to say that it was great to “see a real human staffing these newspaper accounts.” The response? “We’re big fans of humans here.”
Not everyone is.