Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A To Z Blogging Challenge: T is For Twitter

To my fellow A to Z'ers. I may be a little tardy in replying to comments because my younger brother is coming in today from out of town to spend a couple of days with us. But I will be back replying and visiting very soon. :)

A friend, (CaroleDee) once told me I should write a Twitter Tutorial, for all of you out there that don't understand the basics of Twitter. So I thought I would just give you all some of the basics. 

Here's a screen shot of my Twitter Home page. Up in the left hand corner under my name is where you would compose your message (Tweet) and send it. 

On the right hand side under where it says tweets, is where you can see all the tweets the people you follow have made. 

I'm @scarymary66 on there if you want to add me.

Twitter is essentially just like fb...it has a Twitter feed where you can see what the people you are following are tweeting about and on your page you can send out tweets about anything you want, or you can add a hashtag like #rats and the Tweet will go to a page where everyone else has made tweets with the same Hashtag.

Home= your page and Twitter feed page.

Notifications= Where you can see who has added you to a tweet or mentioned you and this is where you can reply back.

Now if you hover your curser over one of the Tweets you will see other things pop up at the bottom of the tweet.. You will see the words...   Reply  Retweet   Favorite  More...

Clicking on Reply lets you reply to the person who sent the tweet.

Clicking on Retweet lets you tweet that same message to your followers.

And if you click on favorite, that means you like that post. 

Clicking on More... you can embed, mute, block or report or send the Tweet via email. 

If you click in the Expand, the details of the tweet will appear and this is where you would click on 'details' in order to find the url of the tweet that you can then copy and paste for things like rafflecopter contests that ask for the url of the tweet you posted. 

                                                              Hope that helps a little.


  1. I quite like Twitter because it's short and quick to tweet something.

  2. Yep all set up there, great run through at your lair.

  3. I am tweeting since 2012, but have not done much of it.

    Following you as karunesh1821

  4. Now following you on Twitter.

    I love live tweeting my day, as long as I'm having an interesting day. Most days, I skip tweeting altogether.

  5. I learned something new - I don't think I ever went to the "Connect" page before ;) It took me ages to get the hang of (even marginally) Twitter. Posts like this really help! Also, I added you :)

  6. Thanks Mary you did help me a lot :) I still feel like a dummy half the time I'm on there, but I'm glad I took the plunge :)

    Last week when the tragedy in Boston was going on I was able to follow a few local Boston news stations which led me to link to their live feed, which in turn (stick with me.lol) let me ask them some questions on twitter that they answered on air! Since I currently live in the UK it was an amazing experience to be able to stay connected while I'm so far away.

  7. I love interacting on Twitter, but mainly to find great content, and get my own content out there. I also love it when celebrities retweet my content, and follow me. That always makes me feel special, even if it's not actually that meaningful. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  8. I thought I could blunder along with just Facebook, but I'm really starting to see that Twitter is a necessity. THANK YOU for the pointers --- I pretty much need them all!

  9. Dani- You're welcome. Glad it helped.


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