Welcome to Love at First Book’s Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Twitter Lists! Even if you are not participating in this amazing event, this tutorial still may be helpful to you.
In the past, I hard time keeping track of my Twitter feed, and a fellow blogger suggested I create Twitter Lists. These lists have been lifesavers, allowing me to keep track of my favorite bloggers and book news tweets, without these tweets being lost in the craziness of my feed. And they are super easy to create and keep track of.
Creating a Twitter List
STEP 1: Login to your Twitter account via Twitter.com and click on Settings (the gear on the top right corner). Scroll down and click on Lists.
STEP 2: You should be on your profile page, with the List section right underneath your information. Click on Create List.
STEP 3: Create a new list. You can see the one I created below. There’s an option to make the list public or private. I always make mine public, but I’m not doing anything sneaky on Twitter! So decide if you need a private list or not, and then save your list.
STEP 4: From here, you can add people you know by name, or, what is probably easier, click on Following. On your Following page, you can see all of the people you are following via Twitter.
STEP 5: To add someone you are following to your group, click on their individual Settings gear next to their information, and then click on Add/Remove From Lists.
STEP 6: Click on the check box next to the list you want to add the Twitter user to, and click the X.
STEP 7: To find and follow your new list, click on the Me button at the top of the page, then click Lists, then click the name of the List you want to view, and voila! All of the recent tweets from the individuals in the group are shown!
*The great thing about Twitter lists is that they are viewable and easy to use in all of the different Twitter applications. Although I do believe they are easier to create using Twitter.com.
Your Mini-Challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create your own Twitter list! Then let me know if you think the Twitter lists are something you think you might us, or already do use!
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