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Re: Catching up with past anons - Twitter

Date: 2019-07-23 10:47 pm (local)
From: (Anonymous)

- A pretty Twitter specific thing that is very popular among fandom accounts is making a carrd and linking that in your pinned tweet (or on your profile in the website area if you're not using that to link to your Tumblr or something else). You can make one at this site: https://carrd.co/ It basically functions as a sort of hub and introduction for your account. You can use it to list your main fandoms, what people will likely find on your account, links to your ao3/Tumblr/letterboxd/whatever else, and some basic info about yourself if you want to make that available. The website is pretty user friendly, so it shouldn't take too long to throw one together. It's kind of like a replacement for an about page on Tumblr, since Twitter's bio space is pretty limited. I'll link a few random carrd profiles as examples:
retry.carrd.co (click the image to see the actual content)
Making a carrd isn't necessary by any means, but I have noticed that more people seemed to follow back and interact after I created mine.

- Tagging: tagging is pretty minimal on Twitter. If you're posting something you want to get exposure, such as art or fic, I'd tag the fandom name and maybe the ship if applicable (using the most common smushname, since / won't work in the hashtag). You can also just try to phrase things in ways so that they'll come up in searches, for example: "I just finished this fanart of Crowley from Good Omens!" Now your art will come up if anyone searches "good omens fanart" or "crowley fanart" or "good omens crowley."

- For getting exposure, especially if you belong to a smaller fandom, a lot of people will check out your account simply because you followed them (the chances of this are higher if your icon and/or username are related to that fandom). If they notice you also post a lot about their fandom, a lot of times they'll follow you back just based on that.

- People do generally tend to be monofannish. A lot of people will make separate accounts for their different fandoms, like someone might have a MCU account and a kpop account since those interests are pretty different. I mostly notice this for big fandoms though. If someone has a lot of smaller fandoms, or one big fandom and some smaller fandoms, they usually stick to one account. People on Twitter can be pretty fickle about who they follow and keeping their "skinny ratio" though, so if you suddenly start tweeting about a different fandom than you have been, some people might unfollow.

- It's perfectly okay to reply to people's tweets even if you aren't mutuals. I consistently replied to an artist's art and posts about a certain fandom and started conversations with her about it and she eventually followed me back and we became friends.

- Try to avoid quote-retweeting, especially on art. This can take exposure away from the original post, since any likes or retweets from people who see your post will go to your quoted retweet and not the original post, which can be discouraging for content creators, and it's seen as straight up rude by a lot of non-western artists (some of them will block you immediately for this). Usually it's fine on joke posts or if you're contributing to a discussion, though.

- Group chats, or gcs, are pretty popular on fandom Twitter. Try searching "yourfandom gc" and see if there have been any recent posts. Usually someone will make a post like "rt to join a [fandom] gc" and they sometimes have requirements (I just looked for some examples and apparently "be a crackhead" is a requirement for a lot of Marvel gcs. Hm... yeah, I would recommend against joining ones that seem particularly annoying or wanky with their requirements).

I'm sure there's more but that's all that I can really think of for now. I'll come back if I think of anything I missed, but feel free to ask if you have questions or if I left out anything you were wondering about!

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