Birdbloggers Tweet Club #003

Three weeks and still kicking

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?

Seems to be a day or two delay every week in presenting this tweet-club. Sorry for that. It has been a busy week and it took a long time to get the contributions and even longer to actually sit down and write this. So rather than being sleepless a couple of hours before our new baby daughter Anahi will be born, I thought I just speedily wrap this up.
The results so far for the tweet-club have been overwhelming, and I am noticing that the participants are getting the idea of what kind of blogpost are more retweet-worthy than others. The idea is really that our blogs shall be found outside our normal spheres. We need cute, we need funny, we need good pictures and we need great headlines. I could say that we need good writing skills….but no, no, no, NO!…..
That is probably the least important talent you need to get retweeted. OK, some people will get great readership because of fluent language and glittering writing skills, but most of us, especially if struggling in a language that is not even our native tounge, will have to focus on the small things that catch the eye. The content is the most important thing and we can well get our love of nature come across with less wordy pieces if we focus on the essentials. Why do we need more readers? Maybe, together we can incentivate someone to take up birding and whom will become yet another foot soldier in the war against the narrow minds that treat the planet like it was just a never ending resourse. The bird and habitat conservation need more foot soldiers.

.………..errrr..hallo!….Gunnar!!…..get to the point for Pete’s sake….. what was that you said about wordy?…

The results:

From14 particpants the first week, this week there were only 6. Last week we had 8 particpants recieving more than 100 clicks. This week 4 participants received over 100 clicks.  Did everyone retweet the way they were supposed to. I am not going to tell you, but you can check for yourself, just copy the url below to your browser and add a +sign immediatly after to and you will come to the info page of that particular post. Scroll down to see who has retweeted! Quite revealing isn’t it. If you need to redeem yourself you can! If you were not able to do the retweeting for any reason there is no timelimit. You can catch up, no problem. If you find it diffucult to find the time to retweet download tweetlater to program your tweets.

@journowl 85 clicks
@phillipdews 86 clicks
@birdingdude 100 clicks
@patbumstead 103 clicks
@kolibrix 111 clicks
@soaringfalcon1 188 clicks

The winner is @soaringfalcon. Congratulations Larry Jordan of a Birders Report. His video of the cute Wood Ducklings first plunge into the water from a nesthole in a tree was just too cute. All that got over 100 clicks I will feature on Facebook the coming week.

Tweet club last week of July.

This weeks tweet club, again a small dedicated group consists of:

  • @birdingdude Tern Fest with 8 species of Terns on a Long Beach, NY outing. Wow!
  • @soaringfalcon1 Crows are among the most intelligent birds. (had 67 clicks prior to Tweetclub launch)
  • RT @journowl Up close video shows owlets run for cover as predator soars above (had 33 clicks prior to Tweetclub launch)
  • RT @DawnFine How to make a digiscope attachment
  • RT @jeffgyr Some days, “bird tour leader” really IS the best job in the world: (had 1 hit prior Tweetclub launch)
  • RT@kolibrix Ted Parker finds Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager and Pardusco at Unchog, Peru.

Those that supplied links have in some cases already some clicks. I mention how many so that it can be subtracted in the final score.

Submit your posting for birdbloggers tweetclub #004 in comments below by Wednesday Aug 5, 2009.  The results from Tweetclub #003 will be published with Tweetclub #004

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