Storiad is building a reTweet Network on Twitter for anyone or any group involved in the craft or business of writing. It’s really a great way to leverage the power of the network effect in sharing our information with one another. So if you are a prose writer, a poet, a screenwriter, a publisher, an editor, a bookseller, a copyeditor, a literary agent, a writing group, a writing community, a theatre group, a journalist, a critic, a blogger on writing, an eMag … you get the gist, you’re invited to join the reTweet Network.
Here is how to join -
Jump on your Twitter account. Follow @reTplz. Congratulations! You’re now part of the reTweet Network.
Please note: @reTplz will only follow those who are following (to open the line of Direct Messaging).
Here is how it works -
If you have something related to the craft or business of writing you’d like to disseminate to a wider audience than your immediate network, ask @reTplz for a retweet by including @reTplz in your tweet (i.e., there’s no need to waste characters specifically asking for a RT). Your request is reTweeted to @reTplz followers. Interested @reTplz followers then reTweet to their followers. And so on. The Network Effect in action.
Here’s a sample screenshot of a requested retweet on the reTweet Network:
Here are the basic Ground Rules -
This is a relatively informal network. You are, of course, under no obligation to retweet anything, by anyone, at anytime. But then again, for the network to grow and become useful & effective, it’s probably a good idea for someone to retweet something at sometime.
Whereas personalized acknowledgements are always appreciated, it cold get a little cumbersome with the reTweet network. We’re sure something like “TY for the RTs @reTplz followers” would be just fine. We all know Twitter etiquette.
The reTweet Network is a self-regulating network. If you make a habit of requesting retweets a whole lot more than you retweet for others, sooner or later no one will want to rewteet your stuff. That’s pretty obvious. Any excessive or irrelevant retweet requests will probably be ignored. Any goofy behavior will probably get you ostracized. Nothing new here.
Storiad will manage the reTweet Network. Please direct all ideas, questions, concerns to @reTplz via “Direct Message” on Twitter. We will do our absolute best to keep things humming along smoothly.
We will also spread the word about the reTweet Network to bring in more members. We encourage all members to invite others to join. The bigger we make the network, the more valuable it will be for all of us.
All we really insist on is decency, consideration, and fair play. We think the reTweet Network can be a great benefit all members.
As the reTweet Network grows, we imagine there will be some changes to these Ground Rules. So check back here for updates.
Here is a recap -
Here is how the reTweet Network works:
–> Submit your retweet request to @reTplz
–> @reTplz followers retweet your tweet
Rinse. Repeat. We all know the drill.
So join us on Twitter @reTplz and start spreading your tweets to more people. And please invite others to join, too.
Never underestimate the power of an effective network!!
All the Best,
The Storiad Team