Welcome to another instructional post for #NewBloggers 101! This time I have one of my favorite guest posters, Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction, over for a guest post again – this time to tell us more about how she uses TweetDeck to keep her tweeting in order. I myself know nothing about Tweetdeck, so I was very excited about this post! So one more thing before I relinquish the stage – if you want to find the other #NewBloggers 101 posts, just expand this list:
- 03.07. [NewBloggers] How Nicole @ FYFA Keeps Her Tweets Organized With TweetDeck (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging)
- 25.05. #NewBloggers 101 comes back! Litsy – A Bookish Social Network (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 04.05. [NewBloggers] What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? TBR Spreadsheets (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 06.04. [NewBloggers 101] A Quick Guide To Bloglovin’ (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 30.03. [#NewBloggers 101] General Intro To Bookstagram (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 23.03. [NewBloggers] A (Mostly?) Complete Goodreads Tutorial (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 09.03. Bookstagram Myth: Props Are Expensive? Pamela @ Reverie Society Educates! (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 02.03. What Are Linkups All About? Nicole @ FYFA To The Rescue! (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 23.02. So you want to move from Blogger to (free) WordPress? (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 16.02. What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Social Media And Networking (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 09.02. What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Writing And Scheduling Posts (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 02.02. What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Blogging Calendars (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 25.01. How Do I Write A Proper Review Policy? (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 19.01. Book Blogger Etiquette: How To Get Comments? (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion)
- 10.01. How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or NetGalley Profile? (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion, Edelweiss, NetGalley)
- 05.01. When Should I Start Requesting ARCs? (#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion, Edelweiss, NetGalley)
Over to Nicole!
Evelina asked me to write up a post about how I use TweetDeck, and I was happy to oblige. I’m certainly not an expert, but I’ve found that TweetDeck helps me a lot with several aspects of my blogging, so I thought I’d share my limited wisdom 🙂
TweetDeck is a fantastic tool that helps me keep my Twitter feed organized and manageable. I don’t use it for everything (for instance, a lot of times I just use the regular Twitter app on my phone), but it makes certain things SO much easier! So what are some of the benefits of TweetDeck?
Benefit #1: Manage Multiple Twitter Accounts
If you have multiple Twitter accounts, this is one of the main benefits of TweetDeck. I actually don’t use this feature because I only have one account. But those of you who have both a personal and a blog account will probably love this. You can see all of your Twitter feeds in one place. No more switching back and forth between accounts!
To add a new account to TweetDeck, you’ll just want to click the ‘Accounts’ icon at the bottom of the left-hand column. Then select ‘Add another Twitter account’ and follow the instructions to authorize the account.
Benefit #2: Schedule Tweets
Another huge advantage to TweetDeck is that you can schedule your tweets. In my Sunday Posts, I have a feature where I announce other bloggers’ birthdays and blogoversaries each week. Whenever I can, I also like to send them a tweet on their special day to let them know I’m thinking about them. But I can guarantee if I had to remember to do it on the actual day, I’d mess up most of the time. But on TweetDeck, I can write a tweet and schedule it to go up later! There’s an easy-to-find ‘Schedule Tweet’ button once you click the ‘Tweet’ button, and you can choose a date a time for the tweet to go up. For me, this is a HUGE benefit!
Evelina butting in here: I have written a post before about another way to schedule tweets, you can check it out here:
Benefit #3: Add Columns for Lists
You can add columns for each of your Twitter lists. Your Twitter feed can get more than a little overwhelming when you follow a lot of accounts. One way to make it more manageable is to add some accounts to lists. I have several lists, including Publishers, Authors I Love and Blogger Friends. These lists help me make sure the tweets I really want to see don’t get lost in the shuffle.
You can easily add someone you follow to a list by clicking on their account name and then clicking on the ellipsis next to the Following button. From there, you select ‘Add or remove from lists’ and then you check the checkbox next to the list you want them in (or you create a new list, if you don’t have one yet.)
An image example of adding a user to a Twitter list
TweetDeck allows you to make separate columns for each of your lists, so you can easily see posts from each of them:
A screenshot of TweetDeck in action
Benefit #4: Add Columns for Hashtags, Twitter Chats, and More!
You can add columns for lots of other things besides lists as well. Here are the types of columns you can add:
A screenshot of the available columns types in Tweetdeck
Of course, there are the standard things like having a column for your own tweets (User) or your Notifications or Messages, but I also find the Search Results columns really useful. I’ve used this feature to add a column for the #Let’sDiscuss2018 hashtag so I can keep track of when people are tweeting about the Discussion Challenge that I run, and I also have columns for several useful writing hashtags that I want to follow.
The Search Results column can be a great way to follow a Twitter Chat as well – I find it much easier to follow a chat in a column on TweetDeck than I do on Twitter itself, especially because I can still see other things that are going on in Twitter if I want to.
(There are also other columns you can create that I’ve never tried. For instance, Collections. I don’t know how that one works, so feel free to mention it in the comments if you use it!)
Benefit #5: Filter Within Columns
Another great feature is that TweetDeck makes it simple to search for things within your columns. I use this often – especially when I’m looking for pre-order deals to include in my Sunday Post. You can filter by Keywords or Users:
An example image of how to watch for certain keywords on TweetDeck
Just in case you’re wondering how to access your very own TweetDeck, you’ll be able to find it here!
Well, those are the major TweetDeck features that Nicole uses regularly. I hope you’ve learned a little something about this great tool. Are you a TweetDeck user? Do you know of any great features that Nicole didn’t mention? Let us know!
I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.