“Seven Advantages of Using Twitter” by Joan Y. Edwards
I’m sure you’ve noticed that newscasters, sports commentators, businesses, authors, illustrators, neighbors, and friends might use Twitter to give short quick notices about what’s going on with them. Many people Tweet about things or events that interest them. You can, too.
If you have a large number of followers, it might persuade a publisher that you can help market your books.If you’d like to follow me on Twitter do so. My Twitter handle is: @joanyedwards. Also, @tomarketsuccess.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can sign up at: https://twitter.com/
Through Twitter I connect with
- People who’ve read my blog follow me.
- SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
- Marketing Enthusiasts
Ask them to send you an email when someone sends you a direct message.
When someone follows you, Twitter sends you an email (if you sign up for it). Instead of having them send me emails when someone follows me, I go to Twitter once a week and check the list to see who is following me, it puts a notice, following or follow beside their name. You can click on their name to see their profile and what they’re about. This will help you decide if you want to follow them.
If you believe someone is abusing their membership, you can report them. They have companies who will follow people who follow you automatically. I tried one and I didn’t like it. I like to choose for myself.
Advantages of Using Twitter:
- It doesn’t take much time to write a Twitter Post – 140 letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces.
- It’s exciting when someone retweets your tweet.
- Advertise your book and link to buy it.
- Inform others about workshops that interest you or that you’re teaching.
- Let people know about online conferences that interest you or that have you as a presenter.
- Inform others when you update your blog or website.
- Give a coupon for services or purchases.
- Check your account once a week to follow new followers.
- If you also post things on Facebook, you can fix it where Twitter automatically posts what you put on Facebook pages.
- Use the share links at the end of your blog or a favorite blog to post a link to Twitter about it.
- When you find a website that tickles your fancy or inspires you, post a link to Twitter about it.
I hope this helps you decide whether you might start a Twitter account. It might also inspire you to use it more often. Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate you very much.
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You are a gift to the world. Thanks.
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Joan Y. Edwards
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- Kerianne Mellott “How to Use Twitter:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWV74mndNaY&feature=youtu.be
- Kerianne Mellott Website: http://www.MarketingMakesMeSmile.com
- Aaron Lee. “Ten Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Twitter:” http://askaaronlee.com/10-reasons-why-your-business-should-use-twitter/
- Lauren Dugan. “You Can Say a Lot in 140 Characters:” http://www.laurendugan.com/why-social-media/twitter/
- Lauren Dugan. “Twitter 101: Everything You Need to Know about Twitter:” http://www.ftpress.com/store/twitter-101-everything-you-need-to-know-about-twitter-9780133120950
- Twitter – sign up page