Twitter Tip: How to create effective #vip & #ff lists !


TweetDeck is the best tool I’ve found for creating effective #vip and #ff lists.  We want to create these lists with people who we have been chatting with or are retweeting our messages.  This is a great way to say thanks for being a  #twitterfriend

TweetDeck loads all of the message that have been sent to you, when you click the reply button, like many other programs it put the user name in the text box.  What is different with TweetDeck though is that it will let you click the next user and their name will appear next in the text box, but also keeps the last name.

Now scroll through all of your mentions and click every user that you wish to include in your #ff, don’t worry that the red bar comes up, just go through your complete list and collate all the names.

Now open up notepad, you should find this by clicking your windows menu button bottom left of your window,  click all programs, click accessories, click notepad.

Now you have notepad open, copy all the user names from TweetDeck that you have just collated and paste them into notepad.

Create your #ff message to go  with these user names.

To make it easier to know how far you can take each line, here is 130 characters just copy and paste this into the notepad window, then shrink your window to the 130 characters width, this way you know when you get to the edge of the page, you’ll a need new line.



Why 130?  You will be getting people retweet your message, so make it easy for them to do this.  Leaving space for the ‘RT’ & ‘your username’ makes it simple for people to get all your message in.  If you have a longer username, then just make the message a bit shorter.

Now you can upload them to an auto tweet program to tweet out through the day.

Social Oomph is one I use

TweetAdder you can also program tweets

TweetSpinner is also good to do this

Hope it helps

Mel cool



About Melanie Hetfield

Horse Whisperer. Remedial Horse Trainer. Horse Rescue. Freelance Instructor. Barefoot Trimmer. Horse Communicator.

6 responses to “Twitter Tip: How to create effective #vip & #ff lists !”

  1. blengas says :

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  2. cute pictures says :

    GREAT BLOG! You are one of the best writers I’ve seen in a long long time. I hope you keep writing because people like you inspire me!


  3. Melanie Hetfield says :

    Thank you for your kind words and the boost! Very much appreciated! I’m glad the article was of help to you. 😀


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