TWITTER

Just a question or two today rather than a blogpost of any sort.

Are some people constitutionally unsuited to Twitter? I keep forgetting I have an account and have just checked it today for only the 3rd or fourth time since I opened it.

How do you use yours?

BIRD TWITTERS

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4 thoughts on “TWITTER

  1. Yes, they are! I hated it for 2 years – which is why I only had 28 followers. I think for newbies – the twitter-verse is overwhelming and so you either end up retreating rapidly with your hand over your ears at the 24/7 ‘dawn chorus’ or you just do the lark thing and propel yourself into the din like the proverbial duck to water… πŸ˜‰

    Enough with the birdie analogies… the thing with tweeting is learning how to get selective. You DON’T have to follow everyone who follows you for starters (& that’s easy ‘cos at first it’s quite hard to get people to follow you). The main thing is to get your tweet name or handle out there – so tweet ‘at’ people that you want to follow like this
    @JanHawke & @SIanGlirdanBard & @DW_Publishing – HI there! πŸ˜€

    The 140 character thing is also a great challenge for writers when it comes to doing some ‘promo’ – really is fun to try & say as much as you can in as few words as poss! And don’t be shy about re-tweeting – you’re doing the original guy a favour by spreading their reach out to your followers as well.

    And then there’s RRBC (inevitably) – my 28 followers went up to around 400-odd virtually overnight by joining, and these are people who’ll potentially buy the book and REVIEW it – and RETWEET your ads! πŸ˜‰

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      1. I’ll give you some tips on how to ‘ignore’ Twitter without looking like you’re being standoff-ish as well! πŸ˜‰ It does soak up your time once you get into 4 figure followers 😦

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