Birdbloggers Tweet Club #002

by Gunnar Engblom on July 23, 2009

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Round 2 of the Tweetclub is here.

Twitter club for birders. We need a logo! Anyone can come up with something?
Twitter club for birders. We need a logo! Anyone can come up with something?

The first birdbloggers Tweet Club was received well. In spite that, we got few people joining the second round, but many have promised to be back week 3. Surprise! Here is something that will bring more commitment and traffic to your blogs. I did tell you this last week, remember

Facebook Blog-sharing club.

If I share the most popular post (those that have gotten more than 100 clicks with the provided bit.ly link) on my Facebook wall, I hope that those of you belonging to the tweetclub and also are my facebook friends will click on the share button and also display the same link on your wall. We should not do all the Twitter club posts this way, but only those that have become most popular through Twitter. This could be a good reward for those participating in the Tweetclub, and carrot for all to try to submit posts that will become popular. (I repeat: the mixture of a smart title in the tweet and great pictures will lead to retweets – or something that is extremely useful to many people). If you are not Facebook friend with me already, please consider becoming one. Here is my Facebook link  http://www.facebook.com/gunnar.engblom I welcome all birders, naturebloggers, marathon runners, post-punkrockers and Eminem-fans to become Facebook friends with me. …..errr…OK, Mom – who just got internet connection, family and other “real-life” friends are also welcome of course.

And the winners are….

Numbers of tweets to the supplied bit.ly link since publication on July 13.

@jeffgyr 147 tweets http://bit.ly/ar1OJ
@patbumstead 135 tweets http://bit.ly/I7KOF
@soaringfalcon1 132 tweets http://bit.ly/3UTZ5k
@kolibrix 132 tweets http://bit.ly/UjqOx
@journowl  115 tweets http://bit.ly/kakapo
@wrenaissance 113 tweets http://bit.ly/Qj855
@VickieHart 111 tweets http://bit.ly/RfMpr
@DawnFine 106 tweets http://bit.ly/vIaxU

That is 8 out of 14 that managed to get over 100 hits for a single post.  And those that did not reach 100 had in any case at least 80 hits. Congratulations to all participants.

These winners will be “Facebooked” this week by myself. Everyone who reads this, please click on the “share” link for each blog I present to put it on your Facebook as well. I will let you know how many additional hits this experiment produced by next week. OK?

Birdbloggers Tweet Club #002.

That was a lot beating about the bush. At last, here are this weeks participants. It is easy because there are only five participants. Nobody should have any problems in retweeting all. Remember to use tweetlater to schedule your tweets for #birdsaturday and #ecomonday.  Only my late tweeting (around 11 PM) of five selected posts for the last #ecomonday gave between 10 and 20 additional hits for each.

  • RT @journowl The extremely cute Burrowing Owl stands small in Californian urban expansion. @journowl is fighting though  http://bit.ly/xrepC
  • RT @birdingdude Cool video: tiny Piping Plovers are pugnaciously chasing off the giant Oystercatcher. http://bit.ly/16NdeF
  • RT @patbumstead The most expensive lifer. One Life Bird: Cost $11,000 http://bit.ly/tnCNe (7 clicks prior to publication)
  • RT @soaringfalcon1 Did you ever see a Wood Duck duckling make its first flight? More like a PLUNGE! http://bit.ly/4GycD0 (94clicks prior to publication)
  • RT @phillipdews Sky lark numbers in the UK not sky high anymore. Replaced by crickets? Personal retro by @phillipdews http://bit.ly/XXrzZ (36 clicks prior publication)
  • RT @kolibrix How to remember South American bird songs with Monty Python. http://bit.ly/Fdt7

My humble contribution was first published on March 8. With this I want to highlight that if you have posts that you feel are worth a second look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with dusting some old treasures. Remember to post your contributions to Tweet club 3 at the comment section of this post. Other comments and thoughts are also well received.

Everybody tweet now!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Gunnar Engblom July 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Leave you contributions below for Birdbloggers TweetClub nr 3. Extended deadline until Wednesday night. Will be published on Thursday.

Andrew Baksh July 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Hi Gunnar,

Here is my submission. Feel free to make adjustments to the title if you think it is not catchy enough. Birding day in Long Island NY, turns out to be a Tern Fest http://is.gd/1R8fP

One question I want to ask is, are all participants actively retweeting? Am I doing okay as far as retweeting other blogger posts and are others doing well also?

Larry Jordan July 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

My Tweet club #003 submission:

http://bit.ly/vbih7

Scott July 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Hi Gunnar,

Here is my tweet club submission….Thanks!

RT @journowl Up close video shows owlets run for cover as predator soars above http://bit.ly/6Jni

DawnFine July 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

I am submitting late and so just quickly decided on this post.
How to make a digiscoping attachment
http://dawnandjeffsblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-make-digiscoping-attachment.html

DawnFine July 30, 2009 at 6:30 am

Oh sorry this is the tiny url for
How to make a digiscope attachment http://tinyurl.com/lmbxor

Jeffrey A. Gordon July 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

Hey Gunnar–

If I can still get in, here’s one from the vault:

Some days, “bird tour leader” really IS the best job in the world: http://bit.ly/siD2

Pat Bumstead July 30, 2009 at 11:26 am

Will have to pass on #3. I’m going to be out of town for a bit and can’t guarantee web access. Will catch up on future tweet clubs though!

DawnFine July 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Ok I will make this easier for u all..

RT @DawnFine How to make a digiscope attachment http://tinyurl.com/lmbxor

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