The Twitter Secret

Hint…there is none!

A couple months ago, I hopped on the overloaded Twitter bandwagon, and barely put any effort into it.

I’d only done it because all the publishing books I’d read said I had to have a strong social media presence to be published and successful.

So I bitterly took their advice.

I was barely on the first month. Only followed a couple people, and was utterly offended when people didn’t just follow me right away because I’m just awesome sauce.

Pfft. So naive.

But in the past week and a half, I’ve doubled my Twitter followers. DOUBLED! In less than two weeks.

You want to know how?

POSTING!

Just like WP, the only real secrets to being successful on Twitter are to post, and to post often.

Interaction with other Tweeters also helps, and it’s amazing what I’ve learned in the past few weeks since following literary agents, publishing houses, other writers, and random schmoes who are just interesting and hilarious.

So I’ve done a 180 and went from hating the idea of Twitter to loving it. Much more than Facebook, though Facebook has been on a downswing in my life for the last couple of years. The only reason I use it now is to update people on my travels because they’ve requested it.

So here I am, a seasoned two- or three-month old hat at Twitter.

And in two days, I’ll be taking part in my first #pitmad pitch war.

Yes, I’ve finally mastered the hashtag. Almost. 🙂

There’s the secret! Follow me if you’d like, my Twitter feed is on the sidebar, but if you don’t, I’m not worried about it.

Any Twitter advice from you all?

Happy writing!

 

“Thou shalt not use the 140 characters limit as an excuse for bad grammar and/or incorrect spelling.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Thought for the day: Twitter…140 character limit…must be a great tool for fortune cookie writers…”
― E.A. Bucchianeri

 

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “The Twitter Secret

  1. I really need to get better about Twitter, maybe I can learn to love it too! I have seen all those pitch wars and stuff floating around but never really understood how any of it worked. Time for some research!

  2. Awesome! Someday I will get back around to Twitter. You’ll have to let me know how the pitch war goes! I want to participate someday, but I’m not ready for it yet.

  3. R. K. Brainerd says:

    RIGHT!? I’m right there with you. Twitter was so gross to me at first, but I’m actually rather fond of it now. It’s a simple, easy way to connect with other people – and like you find, find *information.* It’s crazy what can be shared. And there are A LOT of writers on there looking to connect; I feel like it’s pretty easy to find people.

    And yes! Things like #PitMad! I’m super excited to participate on Friday – I’ve never done one either, and I’ve been on Twitter for a while now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s