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November 12, 2008



That is great advice.. I want to network more for my Graphic design/illustration business and Ive heard twitter can be a decent too.


Passionate about doing Ministry/Christian design work.

Dawnifer Gomer

Glad I made your blog today! I always love the days leading up to Third Day concerts because I always love to hear the interviews you guys so graciously grant to radio stations. I just heard Bill or Dave of the JOY FM announce it so I just wanted to let my morning Tweets know about it so they could listen! Had no idea you would see my tweet and give me a shout out! Glad to be of service. I think both Florida shows are sell outs! I'll be at both.


Evan Courtney


this is @mufan96.

here was my theory.
i actually followed almost 9000 people at one time, in hopes of people returning the follow.
it worked to a degree, because ive got like 3500 followers.

but since twitter put a limit on only following 2000, i can't follow anymore. (I was grandfathered in. ha)

because i can't follow 9000 realistically.
i just subscribe to people twitter rss feeds.
so, i basically follow 50 people's feeds.

still gets the job done.


Great post - I'm very new to twitter - and still trying to figure out why it might be useful and why I might care that my friend Ralph is having a burrito in Chicago at this very moment. I don't - but maybe if he posted a link to the great burrito place I might.

Looking forward to hearing about your setup.


I have twitter send direct messages via email.

Since they include the twitter username in the message I have created rules in my mailbox that if the twitter username does not match my "close friends" list usernames it moves it to a folder. If the name does match. it forwards onto my txt email address [10-digit phone number]@txt.att.net

Maybe that will help you guys

jan owen

Well I have to say i was thrilled when you started following me. haha. Now I know why. If you're in northern Bama, message me and we can tell you all you need to know.

I have experienced much the same as you have - learning new things all the time!


I can't wait for the secret part! Now if you can just help me organize my life so I don't constantly have a mountain of paper yet I can't find that ONE piece that I'm looking for!


That is actually the one thing I have not figured out yet. I'll get to my setup in part two, but I don't get any Twitter updates directly through text anymore. I had to do that because of exactly what you're talking about - an onslaught (sp?) of direct tweets.

This is the one downer about the "follow everybody" strategy, at least for me. I use texting as my primary way of communicating, and Twitter was and still is a great way to text people you don't have contact info for. B/c I had to turn off Twitter on my iPhone, I can't see direct tweets as they come in.

Like you said, maybe they'll address it one of these days...

Adam Riggins

It really is like crack. And, the odd thing is, I feel like I am "friends" with some people on there. I'll probably never meet them, but darn it, we have some good tweets together!

Brody Harper

How do you handle the fact that anyone you are following can 'direct message' you? Doesn't that kill your phone?

I'm waiting for Twitter to come up with something that gives the option to turn off the direct message.

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