Top Ten Must Follows – Writers, GTD/Productivity and Moms

With millions of Twitter users out there – it can at times be challenging to find those in your niche and with shared interests. So last weekend I challenged readers of TwiTip to come up with their own ‘Top 10 Twitter Users’ in different topics.

What followed was quite extraordinary with 147 people submitting their own lists – each on different topics. I actually was quite inspired by the variety of topics mentioned as I watched the lists come in over the last week.

There are topics being written about that I didn’t even imagine that there would be present on Twitter (although I should have).

Over the coming weeks I’m going to feature some of these ‘Top 10 Lists’. I’m doing it in the hope that it’ll highlight the variety of what Twitter is being used for, in the hope that it’ll help people to find others with common interests and to hopefully give you all a little inspiration to come up with your own Top 10 list for a topic that you are passionate about (submit it in the comments on this post).

Here are just 3 of the lists submitted so far.

10 Must Follows on Twitter for Writers

@mikecane submitted these people all writers should Follow:

10 GTD Productivity Twitter Users

@edragonu suggested 10 people and services to follow on twitter for those interested in GTD (getting things done) or productivity

10 Women/Mom Bloggers who Twitter

@sarahsingforhim suggested 10 Twitter users in the Women/Mom blogging world to follow

Of course these kinds of lists can be debated on and one – but if you’re not in complete agreement with them – feel free to come up with your own and submit it here.


  • December 6, 2008

    Looks good! I’ll make sure to follow them.

  • December 6, 2008

    This has been an excellent way to be introduced to more amazing blogging resources. Thanks TwiTip :)

  • December 6, 2008

    Wow! To be included in the likes of Gina and Andrew, I am truly honored and humbled. Thanks for posting this list Darren. And I am proud to have been mentioned!

  • December 6, 2008

    Thanks for featuring my list. Yay Mom Bloggers! What would the world be like without us?

  • December 6, 2008

    Thanks @singsforhim for naming me in your Top 10!

  • December 6, 2008

    Great list. I have a new goal, make it on that writer’s list next year. I definitley recommend this become an annual thing Darren. It’d be a fun little competition and give us all a goal to strive for.

  • December 6, 2008

    Awesome list of moms/women to follow! I’ve followed them all except 2 for a looooong time! Will follow the other 2 now:)

    *ahem* Feel free to add me to the list:)

  • December 6, 2008

    Wait! You forgot the editor of The Golden Pencil ( blog about freelance writing and how to build a successful freelance writing business)!

    Okay, now that my blatant self-promotion is out of the way, great lists! ;-)


  • December 6, 2008


    Thanks Darren!

    xoxo, alli

  • December 6, 2008

    Love the writers list – thanks @mikecane!

  • December 6, 2008

    Love the list, I found a lot of great twitterers to follow. If anyone is interested in the crazy exploits of a mod spa pr gal into health, fashion, beauty or just having fun, feel free to give me a follow. Candace

  • December 6, 2008

    Great lists. I added all ten from the productivity group and some of the writers.

  • December 6, 2008

    Thank you, Sarah! Humbling….

  • December 6, 2008

    Hey, Darren, thanks for featuring my 10 GTD must follow list here.

    Thanks to those guys / gals there for writing useful, fun and entertaining content on Twitter.

    Oh, this is just crossing my head as I write: ever thought to create a mini directory of 10 top lists? You could do it live on Twitter, using hashtags:

    #top10gtd @first, @second

    And then watching it using or tweetescoop. Might be fun :)

  • December 6, 2008

    Thanks for the list. I followed all the GTD twitters and my wife wants me to follow all the moms -.-”

  • December 7, 2008

    Great list! Now following a number of those listed under the ‘writers’ category.

  • December 7, 2008

    GREAT List!! I follow most of those mom’s – now I’m off to check out some of the others!!


  • December 7, 2008

    I follow several of them too, including Real Life Sarah!

    Great lists

  • December 7, 2008

    Awesome! Really great to find some new people to follow and to see the offshoots from the original post.

  • December 7, 2008

    Thanks so much to Darren and Sarah! I was wondering why I suddenly had a bunch of new followers yesterday. I’m slow but I finally get there :)

  • December 7, 2008

    How I made it on the same list as @ginatrapani I will never know. I feel like a high school pick up player sitting on the same team with Michael Jordan.


  • December 7, 2008

    Tahn you for you top, i did see the tech top.

  • December 7, 2008

    Ummmm…you couldn’t just leave it at Mom bloggers? Cuz, you know, there’s a lot of women out here who aren’t moms. And even those who are moms, not all write “mom blogs”. I would assume that if they are mom bloggers, that they’re women. The way it’s titled makes it appear that it’s a mixture of women bloggers and mom bloggers, but all of those, as far as I can see, are mom blogs.

    Just saying that there’s a lot of women in the world who are not comfortable with the idea of woman and mom being considered synonymous.

  • December 7, 2008

    Thanks for the mention. Great to be on the same list as some of the people who inspired me to do what I do!

    Keep up the great work.

    Andrew Mason.

  • December 7, 2008

    Under “Moms”, you forgot ME! :)

    Follow me @themogulmom, especially if you’re a mom entrepreneur! :)


  • December 7, 2008

    What @patrickrhone said :)


  • December 7, 2008

    @sarahsingforhim Thanks so much for the mention!

  • December 7, 2008

    Thanks for this list I follows for someone.

  • December 8, 2008

    How about “Who Is First People You Follow On Twitter?” Me…@Ed_Dale

  • December 8, 2008

    Never follow a ” Celebrity” or ” Guru” or an “Egoistical Maniac ” who is not following others. There is simply no point in it. There are many people on Twitter who are ” collecting” followers and yet not courteous enough to follow you! Why should you be doing that favor of following them ?

    Darren Rowse was my first or second person that I followed, when I started on twitter. But he reciprocated and followed me, despite a huge following. You need to be following such people.

  • December 8, 2008

    Follow @5startweets. It’s a twitter account with the best and funny tweets.

  • December 9, 2008

    Mom Twitter here …..

    Mom twitter who loves her new Mac, slimming shake recipes,giveaways …

  • December 9, 2008

    Wow, I feel honored that 5 of those moms follow ME!

  • December 10, 2008

    The @sell_ebooks link posts to @sell_ebook.

  • December 10, 2008

    I joined twitter on the 19th February 2008 and at first thought it was just another annoying social network where people just blasted you with instant messages of no importance or relevance. It took me a couple of months before I had my first follower. It was from this email notification that I decided to check it out again and see if I could utilise this media in my efforts to become a successful marketer.

    Well it’s now 8 months on and I am enjoying every bit of what Twitter has too offer. I have a huge following and I follow a great number of people all with interesting and useful tips, advice and know how to offer.

    ‘Tis the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    I have been following Darren Rowes for some time now as I am keen on becoming a Pro Blogger as well.

    Onwards and Upwards
    VoxyLady AKA Leonie Easterbrook – Brisbane Australia

  • December 10, 2008

    Dantanner, are your tweets providing value to the ‘Celebrity’, ‘Guru’ or ‘Egoistical Maniac’? Why should those people follow you back if your tweets do not fulfil some need?

  • December 12, 2008

    Hi there.. great article, I followed a ton of people from it – hah. It’s tough to narrow down just 10 because I follow so many. But I will try to list 10 of my most favorite here. Here goes:



  • December 16, 2008

    Would love to see a science tweeters list…any chance, Darren?

  • December 27, 2008

    Wow, great list–I’m honored to be included. Thanks!

  • December 28, 2008

    Fantastic list! We are so honored to be included!

    Heading right now to make sure I am following everyone you listed…


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