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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > The Basics > How do I tell if someone is following me or not?

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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How to tell if someone is following you

It took me a while to figure this out since it's not obvious, at least not from the main Twitter site. Basically, if someone is following you, then you can send them a DM (Direct Message). How to tell:

- Go to the person's Twitter page.

- In the right-hand navigation bar, check to see what actions you can take (listed under ACTIONS).

- If the person IS following you, you should be able to "message (twitname)" along with the ability to block them. If you can only block them, then it means they're not following you.

Last updated on July 13, 2010 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi