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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > The Basics > Does it matter what I post just before I logoff Twitter?

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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The last post before you sign off Twitter

Updated January 19, 2015: Even though Twitter's interface has changed so that "Tweets & replies" are in a separate tab for desktop Twitter browsing, people browsing via mobile devices will still see @ posts in the same stream as other types of posts.

Before you sign off from a Twitter session, make sure that your last post is interesting. Why? Because this is the post that people will see when they scan a list of someone's followers, or their own.

It's the post they'll see in many Twitter apps when they come across your name in a search. It's the post that will help them decide whether or not to follow or unfollow you, or to investigate your feed and profile more thoroughly ... or just ignore you.

It's also the first post they'll see if you've included their @Twittername in a reply, and they're curious enough to come check out your feed. It may be the only post they'll see if they're not following you, depending on the Twitter app they're using.

Last updated on January 19, 2015 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi