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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => Topic started by: xiagan on March 15, 2014, 08:59:34 AM

Title: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on March 15, 2014, 08:59:34 AM
Hey guys,
I'm creating a twitter account for the writing contest to make it more known and to keep you informed about new entries, new contests, etc.

The problem is that @FFwritingcontest is one letter too long for a twitter handle.
@writingcontest and @FFwrites are already taken and I'm not really content with @FFmwc, @Fwritingcontest and @FFwritincontest. They would do, but maybe you have a better idea? :)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: sabrok on March 15, 2014, 12:19:21 PM
What about @FFcontest ? Can come in handy for any other type of comps too
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Jeni on March 15, 2014, 02:53:41 PM
Or FFWritingComp. ? (Comp. is a very common abbreviation of competition)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on March 15, 2014, 08:25:40 PM
Both great ideas, thank you!

I like the word contest, so if there'd be an abbreviation like comp. for competition it would be ideal. ;)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on March 16, 2014, 04:14:07 PM
Okay! I set up an account!

Please follow it to get news about the writing contest: https://twitter.com/FFWritingComp

If you add your twitter to a story, I'll tag you when posting about it.
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: G_R_Matthews on March 17, 2014, 08:03:41 PM
Followed! @G_R_Matthews
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on June 03, 2016, 09:40:02 PM
halp!

as you may (or may not) have noticed, this twitter account is kind of dead. i lack the time and energy to be a good twitterer (my personal accounts are hibernating too) and bea doesn't like tweeting herself.

so if some dude or other would like to take over this account and tweet for us, that'd be great!!! :)
minimum is: voting has opened, new contest is up, xy won this months contest and story is up on ff's main site.
maximum is: whatever you like to tweet. looking for critiques, ebook with the monthly stories is there, who submitted a story, ... it's totally up to you! :)

anybody interested? it can't get worse than it is atm, so every tweet would be an improvement. ;)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Nora on June 04, 2016, 08:46:51 AM
Not a twitter myself, but it's not a bullet I'd mind biting if it can help.

The minimum requirements aren't that time involving, and I'm always desperately active around the monthly turn over.
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Mr.J on June 04, 2016, 11:01:07 AM
If no one else is desperate to take over I'm game, as long as I can add the account to my phone it'll be easy. :P Spend enough time on twitter as it is...

Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: JMack on June 04, 2016, 11:15:30 AM
If no one else is desperate to take over I'm game, as long as I can add the account to my phone it'll be easy. :P Spend enough time on twitter as it is...

Go for it, J! And add a little flair.
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: m3mnoch on June 04, 2016, 03:29:47 PM
yah.  right on, mr. j!  do it!

i'm terrible at twitter myself.  i really want to be good at it, but mine is basically only the photos i triple-post to instagram/twitter/facebook.

/sigh

speaking of, i'm a couple car photos behind...
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on June 04, 2016, 08:23:47 PM
Thanks, guys!

@Mr.J, you got another job! ;)

@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), thanks a lot for the offer! I think you have enough on your plate with moving continents, finding a new place, new work, new friends... I don't want you to have this also to look after. You can act as Mr.J's holiday replacement or deputy if you want. :)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Mr.J on June 04, 2016, 08:31:37 PM
Cheers!

(http://molempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/happy-troy.gif)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: ScarletBea on June 04, 2016, 08:56:04 PM
Yay!
Worthy knight, our twitter/contest reputation is in the care of your capable hands (and gifs!) ;D

Xia asked me when I first started taking care of the monthly contest and I said I'd give it a try, but I just couldn't bring myself to do anything hehe :-[

Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Mr.J on June 04, 2016, 09:01:33 PM
I'll get spamming tomorrow I expect. :P

Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Lady Ty on June 08, 2016, 01:07:50 AM
Great start Mr.J, now even have notify on for these posts.  ;D
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: xiagan on June 08, 2016, 09:42:20 AM
Great start Mr.J, now even have notify on for these posts.  ;D
I agree! Good job! :)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: ScarletBea on June 08, 2016, 09:59:28 AM
Great start Mr.J, now even have notify on for these posts.  ;D
I agree! Good job! :)
Me three (I read them :D)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Mr.J on June 09, 2016, 12:23:46 AM
Hey thanks! I'm glad someone's reading them at least :P

How often do the contest winner's get uploaded to FF site? Struggling to find them is all ;)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: ScarletBea on June 09, 2016, 08:34:44 AM
Oh that's a fight that @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) and me have...

We've submitted all the winners until August last year but there are still a few to be published. I would have done them all until now if they published one every 2 weeks, or something (at least!), until we caught up with the real month.

Another thing I've noticed is that not all of them are classified as "writing contest" (as the category in the menu when you're clicking on articles), so like you said, the 2014/2015 ones are quite hard to find :-\
(tagged there we have Mazes from Aug 2013 and then only Fairy Tales published Apr 16, a middle one from the 2015 winners)
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: Mr.J on June 09, 2016, 11:43:23 AM
Oh that's a fight that @xiagan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1148) and me have...

We've submitted all the winners until August last year but there are still a few to be published. I would have done them all until now if they published one every 2 weeks, or something (at least!), until we caught up with the real month.

Another thing I've noticed is that not all of them are classified as "writing contest" (as the category in the menu when you're clicking on articles), so like you said, the 2014/2015 ones are quite hard to find :-\
(tagged there we have Mazes from Aug 2013 and then only Fairy Tales published Apr 16, a middle one from the 2015 winners)
Yup. It's really quite dumb. :P
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: SJBudd on June 09, 2016, 10:34:30 PM
Me four @Mr.J
Title: Re: Twitter for the Monthly Writing Contest
Post by: JMack on June 10, 2016, 01:52:06 AM
I barely know Twitter, but I recovered my account and followed the writing contest account. Great starter posts!