Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for Twitter

So I understand this can do more than I somehow managed to do... I have a friend who has found requests for certain sorts of stories... agent wish lists... people network... But apparently I am a Twit...

Can anybody clue me in how to use this in a functional way?

How can I use it to network for an agent or publisher?

How can I use it to sell books.

Because it seems to me I use entirely too little crack to keep up...


Tyrion's Trial


M.J. Fifield said...

There's a functional way to use Twitter?


Arlee Bird said...

Of all the social media platforms (aside from blogging), Twitter is the one I use most. It's a great place to vent, toss out weird thoughts, or promote whatever I have to promote (mainly my blog posts).

I can't say it's been hugely effective for me, but judging by the retweets I get on occasion and the blog visits I've gotten from those who have seen one of my posts promoted by me or someone else, I guess it's kind of functional, though not in any truly big way.

As I see it, Twitter is free and doesn't take much time. It's a small investment for a return not yet determined to any measurable extent.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Arlee Bird said...

By the way, Hart, you should put share buttons at the bottom of your posts to make it easy for your visitors to spread the word to others by sharing the links to each post.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Anonymous said...

Blog hopping from North Carolina during the #Challenge. I decided to start with bloggers WAY dow the list figuring they wouldn’t get as many visits. I have enjoyed scrolling back through some of your letters that I have missed. I have not considered tweeting. Like you, unsure how it helps though others promote their work this way. I look forward to catching up. Inviting you to TEA today-part of my theme of hotels and inns this year. Hope you have time and interest.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - I'll be back to have a look see ... I really must start using Twitter - cheers Hilary