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Re-Tweeted – 73 Top Posts from the Last Week

Posted By Darren Rowse 26th of March 2008 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

Earlier this morning I did a little experiment on Twitter and asked my followers to nominate their best post from the last week with a URL and Title. I said that I’d ‘Re-Tweet’ the best of them.

I did this because I was feeling a little uninspired (I’ve been sick) and needed to read some great content to get my creative juices flowing.

What resulted was an avalanche of great posts being submitted. There were 50 in just a few minutes – so instead of re-tweeting just a few of them I thought I’d compile them here with the hope that it might inspire readers to see what a variety of other bloggers have put together in the last week.

The list is rather random and eclectic in terms of topics as you’d expect – enjoy the following 73 links (I hope I got everyone):

@CleverUserName A tale of resurrection
@jdevalkPageRank sculpting – Siloing and more
@ajvchuk Yep these are my Twitter friends….
@frankmartinFocus Groups – Part 4
@mjkeliherThe Shankman FTW: Facebook failing as favorite Web hub
@ninjapoodles Life In The Slow Lane–WITH CHICKENS
@travelrantsTips for a healthy and Safe holiday
@johnhoodCats, Jelly Babies, FeedBurner and an iPhone wallpaper!
@spyjournalWindows Home Server and SBS2003
@eMom Facing the Empty Nest of My Blog and My Brand
@jdrohn74Ways To Knock Your Competitors Cold
@joetechHow to Replace a Broken Screen on a Casio Exilim Z60 Camera
@ColinWalker Social media – when real life gets in the way
@VultoorGata, Blogovat s-a incheiat (Romanian)
@45n5Affiliate Rapping
@markcoruk We are on Reuters
@myrnaweinreichBreath With Eckhark & Oprah On ‘A New Earth’ Chapter 4
@cmiddlebrook 6 Months in Business – How Am I Doing?
@theunguruWhat Tool Do You Use For Reading Newsgroups?
@ianternetI dont do any sort of video blogging
@MartyJQuery Types – Figuring out Keyword Intent
@sduffyphotosHow To: Multi-Shot Panoramic HDR Photos
@WingnutSEO helps everyone
@splitbrainMy Photography Equipment
@mrscrumley Highlight Number 2: Atlanta Children’s Museum
@radix33 Being Reciprocal
@deege15 beer factoids that will make you look smart
@shaicogginsSigma EX 30mm f1.4 DC HSM
@cdhintonMac vs PC
@PSPrint_TrishLet Sleeping Husbands and Cats Lie
@CaseStevensHow To Write Great Email Follow Up Series
@micah#1 Rule of Running From Zombies…Dont Look Back
@moneycoachGood Friday: economics and cruxifixions
@deborahcarraro The Everything Outside Nature Challenge
@megfowlernine things
@DebNg 35 Accessories Made from Recycled Materials
@remarkabloggerWhat Twitter Does for Me
@chris24Why Turning Off Comments Would Suck
@TwisterMcUbuntu is one Geeky OS
@MWGblogPodcasting – It’s a Community Not an Industry
@sorenjEven at the risk of being heroes….
@ikaronet How To Replace Cable Television With Internet TV For Free: A Real Evidence
@trib Real commitment or lipstick on a pig?
@amypalko4×4 Sources of Writing Inspiration: Unpopulated Places
@TomRoyceWhy Banks Need To Work Hard Communicating With Potential Foreclosures to Avoid Serious Damage To Homes
@uberaffiliateThe Mindset Of A Millionaire
@theotherdrummerHow to manage less by reducing more
@blantoniousSuccessful Social Media Marketing Requires Personal Involvement
@jenniferchait 60 Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Spring
@EverywhereTrip The Great Ocean Road
@digitalfilipinoCreating Valuable Free Prizes to Boost Success Chances
@andrea_r25 New and different ways to use WordPressMU
@idesignstudios6 Phases of the Web Design & Development Process
@GrantGriffithsThe Pros and Cons of Working from Home — Revisited
@soultravelers3Kid’s View of Florence!
@waltw Pairing Coffee and Cigars: Science or Serendipity?
@cashflowcoAre You Ready, World Math Day is Coming?
@GorillaSushiNew Media Attention Whore
@queenofkaosAre You a Perpetual Student? WHAM Podcast #6
@sijtBe the Jerry Springer of Blogging!
@arobertsBest broadband deals in the UK Market
@fsechzer How To Buy A Home Without A Real Estate Agent
@AGoodHusbandWhen a Husband Gets Praise and Compliments
@MenwithPens13.2 Easy Ways to Build a Thriving Blog Community
@mrinal_desaiWho is Your Chauffeur?
@Rachelskirts Best Egg Hunt Ever
@tomjohnson1492 10 Alternate Tests for Evaluating Technical Writing Job Candidates — A List for Hiring Managers
@daveatkinsMarketing and Politics
@rachelpulido01Talk about Tuesday – Goals
@ScrapNancyWhy did you loan me money if you think I’m that dumb?
@RoadHog Earthlings — A Discourse on Compassion
@palinodefive years and two months
@carterfsmithDear John, Where’s the Beef?

Note: if you submitted 2 I just used your first one.

Thanks to my Twitter Followers for brightening my day! Link up to, pass on, stumble (etc) your favorites.

PS: I’ve got an idea for doing this again next week (a little more focused) – to participate make sure you’re following me on Twitter.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Sweet! Thanks for the linkback, Darren.

    I’ll have to spend some time and go through all of these links… that’ll take a while.

  2. Glad to have been able to contribute something. Look at all these new Twitter users to follow! :D


  3. Thanks for the link, Darren! Looks like I have some reading ahead of me.

  4. Hey, cheers, Darren, that’s very cool of you. There’s got to be a good way to leverage this kind of linkage and I’m looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve.

    @ Michael – Shameless. Really. http://twitter.com/menwithpens

  5. Thanks for the link Darren – and I’m digging the collection of links. I am checking out a few that jumped out at me. Good idea for getting the juices flowing.

  6. Thanks for the link. It’s appreciated.

    …and I’ve found some more great reading material.


  7. Stumbling this – hopefully it’ll drive even more traffic to those listed. Great idea.

  8. Darren — Great idea and thanks.

  9. That’s a good idea Bisco!

    Great articles everyone, and thanks for the opportunity Darren!

  10. Thanks again Darren. Thanks to Twitter as well. That place is amazing, so much meeting, talking, learning going on there. If only all people knew. It was made just for me.

    You know I’m involved with Oprah & Eckhart Tolle’s live webcast class and they have millions of people around the globe listening on Monday nights.

    What you did here reminded me so much of that..good will brings back a big return-the law of attraction, yes?

  11. Sorry you aren’t feeling well. Great idea to keep the content going though. Thanks for the link.

  12. Thanks for the link Darren, great post – always good to find new blogs to read and this is an excellent way to read some you probably otherwise wouldn’t find.

    As a relatively new user to Twitter who’s still fumbling around, getting the hang of all the ettiquette etc. I’ve found it fascinating to watch all the responses come back to Darren (is that tweet-stalking, lol), firstly after he tweeted asking for links, and then the responses once this post went up… searching for @problogger at Tweet Scan seems to isolate those responses nicely.

    Thanks again, enjoyed this immenseley. My Twitter Profile: MartyJ

  13. Nice idea Darren, thanks for the linkage. I’ve been experimenting with my blog and Twitter lately as well.

  14. Thanks for putting this together Darren! This has certainly given me some impetus to put deep thought into my blog postings. :-) I look forward to the next one.

  15. Thank you very much for the mention in the list!!!

  16. Oh man – how did I miss this? Oh well, I’ll be keeping a close eye for my next shot at a free link ;)

  17. Just worked out how to reply in Twitter … won’t miss the next one now!

  18. This was a fantastic idea, the only problem is that before I saw this list I thought I was going to get some sleep tonight. Thanks for the idea, and thanks to everyone who contributed your blogs!

    Now I’m off to read and follow people I did not know on Twitter!

  19. Thanks for the link love Darren and great to meet everyone in the list.

  20. I love Twitter – and I just added you Mr. Problogger! Hope you’re feeling better soon! I’ll add you to my prayer list *=)

  21. Guess I missed out on this. Was busy working.

    The Masked Millionaire

  22. You should do this on a regular basis – I found a few new gems that I didn’t know about before. Thanks!

  23. Frist time here in a very long time. Time to come back, I see as there is much to be had here. Sorry, I’ll be back again!

    Is the party over?

  24. Thanks a bunch, Darren. Special thanks for fitting me in at the last minute!

    I am so very, very impressed by the amount of technical knowledge surrounding the ProBlogger community. I come from an artist background and write about relationships. I learn something new from ProBlogger and those who post and comment here every single day.

    Thanks a bunch!

  25. Aw, thanks Darren for visiting my site. It’s nice to have my visits reciprocated, indeed.

  26. This was a great idea and a nice demonstration of the power of Twitter. I’ll be lost for days in new weblogs.

  27. Now I feel sad. I guess you weren’t inspired by article as I’m not included. Better practice my writing skills.

    You’ve gota love twitter though.

    Peace, love and chocolate


  28. Thanks for including mine Darren! Even though I forgot to send the title along with my tweet. Oops!

    I look forward to perusing the rest of the list!


  29. Just as I’m all caught up, another reason to procrastinate.

    Thanks for linking.

  30. I really appreciate the link! Thank you. :-)

  31. Thanks for the link!

  32. This was a tricky blog and strategy. I like that strategy .Well I pray for your well being.

  33. what a great list of posts… sorry I missed the first part of it on Twitter, that is a great idea. Scott

  34. It was a whole pile of fun, that’s for sure. :)

  35. Wow. This is almost too much to handle. but that’s never a bad thing. :-)

    One story that popped out at me is trib’s submission: Real commitment or lipstick on a pig? I’ll be Stumbling this story soon!

    Thanks Darren!

  36. Wow, what great links! I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the link!

  37. Thank You for posting the link to my post. It’s a real headline in Moldavian Blogosphere. :)

  38. Wow what a great way to make twitter work for your blog. This gives me a great idea for a Twitter application. Too bad I can’t program.

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