TWITTER LISTS (a guest post)

I blog at Goings On in Texas and am so excited to be at Three 31 while Nicole and the mission team are doing great things in Haiti. Today, I’m going to share with you how to create your list custom lists in Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter at @skichic95 and Nicole at @nmhutch.

With all of the giveaways in blog land happening, sometimes my twitter feed can get bogged down…whether it be with new people that I followed after entering a giveaway that I really might not know yet, or giveaway tweets or whatever it might be. Sometimes I can’t find my twitter friends when they post…or I miss something important from them.

So, I decided to see if I could create my own custom list/twitter feed. And you can!

Want to create a list of people attending a specific conference? Want to create a list of your bloggy tribe/bloggy friends? Want to create a list of your sponsors for a specific month? Let me walk you through how you can create your own custom lists.

{Creating lists can only occur on your main twitter account and not on your mobile application…however, once the list is created, you can view your list on the mobile application}.

ONE: Click the little gear icon on your twitter home page.

TWO: Click on the “Lists” button.

ONE: Click the “Create List” Button

ONE: Create a name for your Twitter List

TWO: Add a description of what your Twitter List is about (not required)

THREE: Decide if you want your Twitter List Public or Private (ask yourself…do you want people to be able to search for your list and add themselves to it or not?)

FOUR: Don’t forget to *SAVE* your Twitter List!!

Now you have your newly created Twitter List. Time to add some Twitter peeps to your new Twitter List.

This is what your list will look like before you add Twitter peeps to it.

Now you can type someones twitter name/first and last name/brand etc into that search area on your Twitter List in order to add them. However, I prefer to go back to my main Twitter Feed and add peeps that way. (But if you are creating a list of peeps that you aren’t currently following, the search feature would be your tool.)

So, let’s add some peeps to my newly created list. I will show you both ways (the search feature route and my feed route).


{Shanna is a fellow Texan and thus the reason for using her as my example…and she is just a cool chick.} ๐Ÿ˜‰

ONE: Click the Silhouette Person next to the Follow Button.

TWO: Click on the “Add or remove from lists…” Button.

Now you just click into the little box by the Twitter List you want that person to be “attached” to and ta-da!! Your first person in your Twitter List!! (See where it says “Create a List”??? You can create a New Twitter List here as well.)


Find someone in your feed that you want to add to your Twitter List and click on their name. (Breanna is a fellow Texan and she was the first Texan I saw in my feed) ๐Ÿ™‚

Does this screen look a little bit familiar? It’s got the same little Silhouette Button next to the Follow Button as seen in the Search Feature Route shown above. Just click on the Silhouette Person Button and then Click the “Add or remove from lists…” Button. Then check the box you want to add that person to…and ta-da!! You did it!!

See, that wasn’t too hard! ๐Ÿ™‚

{And as you can read, you can un-check the box if you want to remove someone from one of your Twitter Lists.}

UPDATE: Sandra left a great question down in the comments…

Let’s take my Texans list as an example. I currently follow over 600 people on twitter. That’s a lot of people! lol Anyways, let’s say when I log in, I’m not seeing what Shanna and Breanna are tweeting cause it’s bogged down in all of my main feed. So, for me to check out what they are tweeting, I’ll go to my lists (remember, click the gear up at the very top right, then click on lists) and select my Texans list.

My Texans List will give me what those particular people are tweeting. And if you keep your lists small, you’ll be able to keep up with those people.

Now as a side note, it won’t “clean-up” the tweets about giveaways within your lists, however instead of me reading 600 people talking about giveaways, I can see what else the Texans are tweeting. Thanks for the great comment, Sandra!!

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Finally, a big thanks to Nicole for allowing me to share this tutorial while she is in Haiti. I know she and the team are having a wonderful time … even if she is a bit uncomfortable! It’s amazing how vast the blogging world feels until you meet someone who’s actually your neighbor. Nicole and I met at the Blogger Meet-Up then realized we live less than 15 minutes from each other!=)

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  1. April @ Red Dirt Mama October 16, 2012 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I really need to make some Twitter lists. That’s it — I’m going to do it today! Thanks for the tutorial! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hollihd October 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Taylor, this is a great tutorial!!!! I am going to give this a whirl. Thank you

  3. Taylor @ Goings on in Texas October 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Twitter lists help me keep up with y’all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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