Today’s Five on Friday will be short and sweet. (Don’t you just love those types of blog posts? The rambling ones can be okay sometimes, but there are days when you just want to skim some useful information and move on, instead of reading someone waxing poetic on a touching story in their life or sharing a humorous anecdote. Not to say that those sorts of things don’t have their place in the blogging community; on the contrary, those blog posts can be very entertaining. But this isn’t one of them, we assure you. It’s just a quick and dirty… oh, sorry… we’re digressing…)
Back to the topic at hand—15 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following. That’s not a typo, we mean 15—5 different accounts in 3 different categories, depending on your interests. Here are their handles and bios straight from Twitter:
For Writers and Freelancers:
- TXWriter: I am a freelance technical writer, blogger and copywriter. I also for Freelance Folder. I also love the beach and sunny days. Blogs at Writing Thoughts and Freelance Folder.
- SeeleyJamesAuth: Author of the Pia Sabel thrillers, Tweeter of industry info and odd bits, advocate of 1 Margarita/day rule (experience… don’t ask), lover of humor. Website: http://www.seeleyjames.com
- GrammarGirl: Podcaster. Author. Entrepreneur. Skier. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Podcaster Network. Website: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
- RickGualtieri: Horror writer, comedy scribe, and gadget geek. Author of BIGFOOT HUNTERS, BILL THE VAMPIRE, and SCARY DEAD THINGS. Websites: http://www.facebook.com/RickGualtieriAuthor and http://www.poptartmanifesto.com
- Kristen Lamb: Author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone & Are You There Blog? It’s Me, Writer. Kristen is represented by Russell Galen of SGG Literary NYC. Originator of #MyWANA Twitter community. Website: http://www.authorkristenlamb.com
For Current Events, News, and Politics:
- West Wing Reports: Independent White House journalist. Paul’s bio: 5 yrs Moscow, 5yrs network TV, 5 yrs Wall St.; foreign correspondent, early stage VC. 53 countries and counting.
- MarkKnoller: CBS News White Correspondent, Radio.
- JakeTapper: ABC News Sr. White House Correspondent. Dissecting my tweets with Talmudic meticulousness will result in wrong conclusions. RTs do not=endorsement. Blogs at http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/political-punch/
- Politifact: The editors and reporters of PolitiFact, a nonpartisan fact-checking Web site. Website: http://www.politifact.com
- Mashable: The largest independent website dedicated to news & resources for the connected generation. Tweets from @Mashable staff. Website: http://www.mashable.com
For Humor and Snark
- PourMeCoffee: Goal: Funny and/or interesting. Partisan Democrat. Not into arguing on the Internet. Complaints? Consult the fine print: http://j.mp/pmcfineprint. Website: http://pourmecoffee.posterous.com
- TomBodett: A name vaguely familiar to most Americans. Folksy Pitchman. Cartalk.com blogger.
- Badbanana: Sometimes I just want to give it all up and become a handsome billionaire. Website: http://about.me/timsiedell
- The Bloggess: I have friends in spite of myself. Website: http://www.thebloggess.com
- GrammarSnark: We look for bad grammar and drunken proofreading in professional writing. And then we laugh about it. Website: http://www.grammarsnark.blogspot.com