What is Mom It Forward #GNO and FAQ


GNO= Girl's Night Out. A Mom It Forward sponsored twitter party every Tuesday night. Complete with a weekly topic, Guest Tweets, and LOTS of new twitter friends! Some say you must bring your own chocolate... But for sure you should drop in between 6PM and 10PM Pacific Tuesday nights!

Are girls only allowed at MomItForward's #GNO?

Nope. The guys are welcome, but we do ask that they leave the burping and farting at the door! We will have women focused topics and themes but we welcome input from everyone.

I'm new to Twitter.com what are you talking about!!

Open Twitter.com to create a new account
Then click JOIN.
Set up your account (I suggest using at least part of your real name and your real picture, and if you have a blog or website use that too.. it will help people believe you are genuine!)

How to get some peeps to follow?
First step: follow all the #GNO Tweeple on the MomItForward list. Click each one (I know- time consuming...but worth it, right!), then click the 'FOLLOW' button on their profile page.
Now how to get them to follow you back...?
RSVP your Twitter url to Mr. Linky and you'll be golden! Also engage and be yourself, be kind and genuine, it will help I promise!
What is my Twitter URL?
example-- http://twitter.com/USERNAME
(the username you sign in with)
How to Tweet?
Just start typing in the tweet box at the top of your home page. "What are you doing?" Answer that question in 140 characters or less!
How to reply?
Click the rounded arrow at the end of someone's tweet or start a tweet with the person's username started with the @ sign. (And click your replies tab often!)
How to Direct Message (DM)?
Once someone is following you, you can click to their profile page by clicking their @ username link, then on their right sidebar you can use the 'message' link.

I already have a twitter account and a few follows/followers now what?

How do I partipate in #GNO?
Check the MomItForward.com home page for the new topic each week. RSVP to the party and follow any new to you on the list! Then 6PM PST Every Tuesday night, find your twitter account and begin chatting with all your #GNO gal pals, adding #GNO to every tweet during the event. Easy.
How to search for the MomItForward #GNO tag?
During #GNO there will be a lot of tweets coming at you with the #GNO tag in them, there are several ways to filter for only these tweets.
  1. Summize.com (Twitter's Search Feature. Great for finding specific words or phrases, not so good for #GNO events)
  2. Tweetchat.com (Allows you to search for #GNO-only tweets, and has an auto entry 'hashtag' feature)
  3. Tweetgrid.com (Allows you multiple searches, I recommend 1x3 grid entering GNO in the first one, your own username in the second one and the guest tweet's username in the third one, also has the auto entry for the #GNO hashtag, and has a retweet feature. Another useful thing on Tweetgrid is that you can hit enter to update a tweet!)

I'm ready for the big stuff, bring it oooon!

Someone creepy just followed me, what should I do?

How do I shorten long URLs in my tweets?

Why can't I follow more than 2000 tweeps?

I see people using twirl, tweetdeck and others, what are these?

What other secondary apps are out there?

How can I become a guest tweet on MomItForward's #GNO?

Answers to these and more coming... please leave any additional questions and feedback in the comments!

Newbie Night Out! #GNOnb

You asked for it, and HERE it is.
One night. One hour...
or till we get too tired...

A night for all New to Twitter. New to GNO.

For those wanting to get their feet wet, but still need a life preserver.

Oct. 30th.
7PM Pacific Time.
(8PM Mountain, 9PM Central, 10PM Eastern)

so confused

Topic: I 'GET' Twitter!

How to reply.
How to Direct Message (DM).
How to find new folks to follow.
How to search for our new tag: #GNOnb
How to know what your new twitter Url is.
What the heck is TinyURL and how do I use it.
Should I upload a photo for my profile.
Should I use my name/blog/town for my profile.

You have homework. (I know. Sorry.)

Get registered. See instructions HERE.


Watch this.

I have some very helpful helpers who will be on standby should you start to sink. Let's #GNOnb and 'GET' Twitter together.







Leave a comment with your Twitter Username and Url, and we'll get you started!

I just found a TERRIFIC Video Tutorial for Joining in on GNO.
Noelle ran the whole thing DURING a Tuesday night GNO!
How cool!
SEE HER VIDEO HERE. About 15 minutes long. BUT really WORTH it.