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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > Twitter Etiquette > Someone just started following me! Is it ok if I send them a DM?

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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If it's a personal DM (direct message) written specifically for that person, sure.

If it's basically a "hey, thanks for following me! check out my website at xxxx," then I strongly advise NO.

Why? Because it can be interpreted as a bit obnoxious and spammy. The person just started following you so likely already knows about your website.

Last updated on March 22, 2011 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi