Tweeting

Social media: twitter

By Emma Palova

Lowell- I was on twitter first before Facebook because someone recommended that it is a good social site for writers. I am trying to remember my first tweet. I see that right now I posted 1,212 tweets since 2008.

I probably introduced myself. My first profile photo was on a beach under a palm tree with a margarita. Once I started with WordPress, I changed it to a photo in front of a computer in my studio.

WordPress automatically publicizes short links on twitter, so I forgot about the whole thing until this past summer.

I had to set up a twitter page for the Fallasburg Historical Society. I almost forgot how to do that. Much like Facebook you enter an email address and a password and set up your profile. Twitter now allows for photos, but still the number of characters is limited to140.

Actually one of my first encounters with social media was at a meeting at the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. The publisher sent me “to spy.”

I immediately liked what I heard that Facebook is like a cocktail party, while Linkedin is like a business meeting. I wonder what they said about twitter. Maybe a birds’ nest.

Today, I use all three and more to market my work and other people’s info. It’s bizarre how social media work in circles with the info returning back to you.

For example I posted on twitter “Visit Fallasburg Today” with hash tag #Pure Michigan on their page.

Taz Painter posted on twitter: “Visited Fallasburg on a beautiful Sunday on Nov. 1” with hash tag #Pure Michigan. I reposted Painter’s tweet on Fallasburg’s Facebook page and got a response from Ronald & Peggy Topolski that Ronald went to the one-room schoolhouse. I’ll be doing a story with Mr. Topolski.

Twitter is very efficient in data delivery even if it may seem a little confusing at first.

“I don’t know anyone who’s on twitter in Lowell,” said Fallasburg park manager Doug Wilbur.

“Well, now you do,” I answered laughing.

And then Wilbur found his own twitter account.

My husband Ludek Pala recently joined in too to get Tunabear Internet. At first I struggled a little bit with the hash tags, but then I got it from TV from Access Hollywood.

Which one is my favorite social media?

It depends on what I use it for. WordPress publicizes on everything including Google +, Pinterest, Tumblr and Linkedin once you connect these services.

I use twitter often for Fallasburg and myself.

I also manage five Facebook pages and two public groups Writers Loop and Fallasburg Today.

People ask me how often to post? To keep everything connected at least once a week.

Definitely content because as they say content is the king.

How about the biggest challenge in blogging?

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Veterans at Fallasburg Cemetery

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Fallasburg veterans biographies

Fallasburg, MI -The following information is from Faded Footsteps website by Alan Teelander of Lowell. Teelander is dedicated to compiling military information on veterans from all over the USA.

World War II

Conrad Allan Bradshaw, US Navy, World War 2, Lowell, MI 49331 N42°59.034, W085°19.109

Conrad Allan Bradshaw
Conrad Allan Bradshaw

Conrad Allan Bradshaw in the U.S., Naval Intelligence Personnel Duty Locations and China Muster Rolls, 1942-1945 Record Image Index-only record Add alternate information Report issue Name: C A Bradshaw Rank or Rate: Ensign Branch of Service: United States Navy Arrival Date: 1 Apr 1944 Muster Roll Date: 30 Apr 1944 Duty Unit or Comments: Personnel In India Duty Location: Calcutta, India

Veterans at Fallasburg. WWii veteran Conrad Alan Bradshaw.
Veterans at Fallasburg. WWII veteran Conrad Alan Bradshaw.

C A Bradshaw in the U.S., Naval Intelligence Personnel Duty Locations and China Muster Rolls, 1942-1945 Record Image Index-only record Add alternate information Report issue Name: C A Bradshaw Rank or Rate: Ensign Branch of Service: United States Navy Muster Roll Date: 17 Oct 1944 Duty Unit or Comments: Change Rank To Lieutenant Jr. Grade

C A Bradshaw in the U.S., Naval Intelligence Personnel Duty Locations and China Muster Rolls, 1942-1945 Record Image Index-only record Add alternate information Report issue Name: C A Bradshaw Rank or Rate: Lieutenant Jr. Grade Branch of Service: United States Navy Muster Roll Date: 30 Nov 1944 Duty Location: Calcutta, India

C A Bradshaw in the U.S., Naval Intelligence Personnel Duty Locations and China Muster Rolls, 1942-1945 Record Image Index-only record Add alternate information Report issue Name: C A Bradshaw Rank or Rate: Lieutenant Jr. Grade Branch of Service: United States Navy Arrival Date: 1 Apr 1944 Muster Roll Date: 31 Dec 1944 Duty Location: Jorh, India

C A Bradshaw in the U.S., Naval Intelligence Personnel Duty Locations and China Muster Rolls, 1942-1945 Record Image Index-only record Add alternate information Report issue Name: C A Bradshaw Rank or Rate: Lieutenant Jr. Grade Branch of Service: United States Navy Muster Roll Date: 31 Aug 1945 Duty Location: Jorh, India

Civil War veteran

George Rummel (Rommel), Company K, 16th Michigan Infantry, Fallasburg, Michigan 49331

George was born in Germany as was his wife Anna Spencer as evidenced by son George Rummel Jr’s death certificate (in the gallery).

Civil War veteran George Rummel
Civil War veteran George Rummel

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about George Rummel Name: George Rummel Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Michigan Regiment Name: 16 Michigan Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 16th Regiment, Michigan Infantry Company: K Rank In: Private Rank In Expanded: Private Rank Out: Private Rank Out Expanded: Private Alternate Name: George/Rommel Film Number: M545 roll 36

Michigan Civil War History and Genealogy – The Ultimate Collection – 34 Books on DVD

Source: Faded Footsteps http://www.fadedfootsteps.com

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Veterans at Fallasburg

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Fallasburg, MI -Watch for a story about veterans at the Fallasburg Cemetery to honor Veteran’s Day on Nov.11. I am researching their stories.

Fallasburg Cemetery.
Fallasburg Cemetery.

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