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Here is a quick list of tips and hints on how to find the best green blogs to follow — using Twitter to share #EcoMonday love everywhere.
HOW TO FIND THE BEST GREEN BLOGS AND BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW
The best green blogs on Twitter number in the hundreds, but not all the sites are actively sharing green news and links in tweets.
Some bloggers “get” Twitter — and they tweet and retweet #ecofriendly news links from articles they have written, that others have shared, and they follow back the people on twitter who read their links and share their stories using the RT feature daily.
Other bloggers or their web hosts don’t ever seem to make a connection with the public on a personal level; as such, although they might share great content, they never will give off a feeling of being all warm, green, and fuzzy (on a Muppet like level — not like something growing as a science experiment in the back of the fridge, a compost heap, or breadbox).
To find a great green blog, look at the content of the articles shared as well as the site’s interactive social networking features. Quality bloggers provide content and actively engage in small talk and conversation with their readers and fan-based audience.
HOW TO FIND GREEN NEWS BLOGGERS AND ECO FRIENDLY TWITTER USERS
Here’s a list of hints to help you sort through the big corporate bloggers with a cold heart and the rest of the greener tweeps who love and respect other people sharing green living tips and environmental info via the Twittersphere — with trick on how to support your favorite writers so they can afford to keep posting:
GREEN BLOGGING TIP 1: If you can’t find their Twitter link and RSS feed in plain site — or at the very least a link to connect with them on sites like Facebook and LinkedIN, chances are the blog writers are all talk and no listen. As such, it might be better to quote the non-networking site as strictly a news source and tweet the link to the attention of your favorite green news blogger. That way, they might be able to do more research on the topic or subject and may even share your own Twitter account username as the source that turned them on to the information. Your favorite blogger should always credit their sources, so don’t be concerned that sharing a story and asking for a bloggers take on the news might result in plagiarism.
Still unsure you have found a great site to share information from on a regular basis?
GREEN BLOGGING TIP 2: Check their Twitter account — if you can find it. Check out the site host’s social networking habits before you go gung ho in an attempt to share their stories as gospel.
- Does the green blogger or eco news blog run a Twitter account that participates in the social network golden rule of grass roots marketing and followback? If they do, you will see they follow almost as many or more people than people who follow them.
- Does the person in charge of the green blog represent more than one writer? If so, they should be actively promoting the Twitter accounts of their writers in regular tweets, and the green blog should have Twitter links for each person writing a column as a matter of ecofriendly cross promotions ethics.
- TWITTER TRICK: If you find a blog that does not follow anyone back and you are worried that you might hit your follower limit of 2000 people (mandated by Twitter), create a list of GREEN BLOGS in your list section. Follow that person on your list, but unfollow then from your Twitter stream. The disadvantage is that you will have to manually go and look at their page to read their stories. The advantage is you will not lose their username in case you forget it.
GREEN BLOGGING TIP 3: Does the blog allow other users to post html (or www) links in the comments section at the bottom of their articles? If yes, then changes are they understand the value of reciprocal links. Obviously, to share hot links is preferred. However, if the let people spell out the www in an effort to communicate information while preventing their writers columns from being inundated by spam (like Examiner.com), then you can bet the people in control of the site are eager to provide education info intended to spark communication. That’s good.