More Blogs to Follow via Twitter

Blogs to followYesterday I gave you a sampling of the blogs I follow in my Google Reader. But there are some blogs and publications I follow on Twitter instead of in my Reader. These tend to be very good at Tweeting new articles and posts, so it’s easier for me to click through from Twitter rather than have them in the big pile of blogs on my Reader.

Following are the ones I tend to click most often. I’ve included links to their Twitter feeds and their blogs/websites.

Porter Anderson

Twitter: @Porter_Anderson


Michael Hyatt

Twitter: @MichaelHyatt


Jane Friedman

Twitter: @JaneFriedman


Daniel Pink

Twitter: @DanielPink


Joe Wikert

Twitter: @jwikert


Publishers Weekly

Twitter: @publisherswkly 


Book Riot

Twitter: @BookRiot


New York Review of  Books

Twitter: @nybooks


Shelf Awareness

Twitter: @ShelfAwareness


NPR Books

Twitter: @nprbooks


Fast Company

Twitter: @FastCompany


Entrepreneur Magazine

Twitter: @EntMagazine


HuffPost Books

Twitter: @HuffPostBooks



Twitter: @teleread


O’Reilly Tools of Change

Twitter: @toc


Open Road Media

Twitter: @OpenRoadMedia


The Writer Magazine

Twitter: @TheWriterMag


TIME Culture

Twitter: @TIMECulture


Digital Book World

Twitter: @DigiBookWorld




Check out this list of blogs & websites to follow on Twitter, via @RachelleGardner.

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Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Gardner Literary. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


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  3. cheryl on March 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Awesome list. Thanks for providing this and putting it together. 🙂

  4. Peter DeHaan on March 13, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    My list of blogs I follow is so much shorter. Where do you find the time?

  5. Sue Harrison on March 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Thank you, Rachelle, for this list of great Twitter folks to follow!! Excited to have the “addresses” and the recommendations from you!

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  7. Cherry Odelberg on March 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I have been blogging for seven years, facebook is a daily activity, I write for an online news site; but I can’t seem to get a grasp on twitter.

    Some have said if you can’t do it all, choose a couple of social media things you can do. Yet, at times I wonder if the tide is all happening at twitter?

  8. Jeanne T on March 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    I hadn’t thought about going to some blogs via Twitter. I like the idea. I have certain blogs I try to follow regularly because they are helpful/encouraging/informative for where I’m at right now. A couple of the ones you mentioned come to my email inbox, and I may/may not get to read each post that I receive. Maybe looking for them on Twitter is a better idea. Hmmm, thinking on that.

    Thanks for sharing your list, and your rationale, Rachelle.

  9. Barbara McDowell Whitt on March 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Rachelle, it felt good to know I know about many in your list. Thank you for sharing it. I am a late comer to Twitter. I started a #How to Write Better feature where I share writing tips at #amwriting. On Twitter I like the way we have to tighten up our writing. @barbaramcdwhitt

  10. lisa on March 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks, I added some to my list!

  11. Bill Peschel on March 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    I’m still not sure, even by broadcasting on twitter, how your content can be discovered. It’s a tsunami of information out there.

    • Heather Day Gilbert on March 14, 2013 at 3:16 AM

      Bill, stuff can get discovered on twitter, but the only way I can find it is to look it up by hashtags. Hashtags are the key to hitting your desired audience with your tweets, and it also gives you a core group of “tweeps” who know what YOU tweet about.

      Tags I frequently use are #Christfic and #ACFW for Christian writers, #momswrite, #amwriting, #pubtip, #writetip, and #mywana for writing tips that go for CBA or ABA.

      Hope this helps somewhat! I’ve found twitter to be the single most important way to get those search engines popping up with your name when you Google it. Platform-building, one tweet at a time….

      • Bill Peschel on March 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        It takes several interations for an idea to sink in, and I think you did that here.

        Now, the question will be to extrapolate that into areas outside writing. By that, I mean using hashtags to find readers interested in the types of books I write. Worthy of exploration.

        Thanks for the recommended blogs, too. I’ve added some of those to my reader.

  12. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on March 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Looks like a good list.

    I’m still trying to figure out Twitter, not to mention Facebook and Pinterest; for the life of me I still don’t know what a ‘tweetable’ is.

    • Roxanne Sherwood Gray on March 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      Andrew, I’m with you! There’s such a steep learning curve trying to manage all the social media, continue to write well and keep up with all the other aspects of our lives. Whew!

    • J. F. Smith on March 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      Andrew: think about “Tweetable” as being “something worth tweeting.” It was actually just added to the OED!

      Twitter is a well-built platform in that it tends to makes sense after using it for very little time, as long as you try to get in there every day.

      Oxford defines tweetable as “suitable for sharing on the social media site Twitter.”

    • J.P. Choquette on March 13, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      One thing I keep hearing, Andrew, is to focus on just one form of social media at a time. Learn what you can about it–how to use it and how not to use it–and then after you feel comfortable with that, move on to the next one. I love blogging; have added Facebook (though not for promotion so much) and am just re-starting my Twitter page which is mostly for readers/writers of suspense. I think Twitter (from what I understand) helps to draw people to your blog/website and eventually maybe your books. It can be confusing though, I’m certainly no expert (yet!).

  13. J. F. Smith on March 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Hello Rachelle and other writers!

    I’m wondering how other new bloggers gain readership WITHOUT tweeting their posts. You hear the clichés: “content is king,” etc. But Twitter is such a vastly universal platform that other many sites, especially those listed here, would be doing themselves a disservice. Take Thought Catalog, for example – they need to Tweet things, or they’d likely be only read by other bloggers.

    I’ve recently started a blog, and I’ve been tweeting each post as it’s written. I don’t update my Facebook with it, because my Facebook is more of a personal account.

    What are your thoughts?

    • Jeanne T on March 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      Hi, JF,

      From one new blogger to another, I will share a couple things I’m learning. I hope more experienced bloggers will chime in too.

      I keep hearing it takes time to build readership, so I’m trying to be patient in the waiting. I’m not sure how long it takes. I figure that as I wait, I can improve my writing and content.

      This is a personal thing, but I do have my blog set up to update on Facebook. My page is a personal page, but some of my “real life” friends and others who I’m FB friends with stop by on my blog because it’s on my page. The way I see it is that people who are interested will click and check out the blog post. Those who aren’t will skip over it. Since I don’t send out a bunch of links to other things, I think it’s fine to have my blog posted on FB. Does that make sense?

      • J. F. Smith on March 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        Hi Jeanne,
        Yes, it definitely does take time to build up readership. My blog is literally a week old so I have no illusions that I’m going to have a million readers right away. 🙂

        As for Facebook: I will eventually start sharing some things on there, because I’m “friends” with a bunch of people from grad school and other writers. There’s a creative element to my blog too that non-writers might enjoy. I just don’t want to inundate my news feed with things like that right away.

        • Jeanne T on March 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM

          Makes sense! 🙂 My blog is geared toward readers rather than writers too. 🙂 Happy blogging!

        • VioletRose on March 17, 2013 at 1:25 AM

          I agree it does take time to build followers! I also have my FaceBook personal, I just started my blog of my writings and am looking to build it. It is best to write for the reader and I try to follow that in my work. I hope the best for your site! Keep up the good work!

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