However, it’s a great way to connect with people, and it’s where I’d suggest starting if you’re a complete social media newbie.
Getting Started on Twitter: This post walks you through signing up and some of the early advice I gleaned before even beginning tweeting.
Posting a Photo on Twitter: Tweets with images receive more attention and retweets. Here’s how to add an image to your tweet.
Lessons Learned in a Thousand Tweets: covers Direct Messages, your Twitter feed, and the importance of double-checking your tweets. A good post to read after you’ve already gotten your feet wet.
Getting Over the Two Thousand Follower Roadblock: Being able to follow over two thousand people on Twitter can be a pain. According to Twitter Support “… every user can follow 2000 people total. Once you’ve followed 2,000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow: this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following.” This post tells you how to get past this hurdle.
Twitter–One Line Wednesday is a single hashtag that I recommend for writers. I’ve noticed that scanning my book for tweet-able snippets has resulted in looking at my manuscripts with new eyes, and I’ve made some positive revisions as a result. It’s well worth the time spent to check it out.
Twitter Encounter with Robin Hobb is my single celebrity interaction of any significance. Ms. Hobb encouraged my writing efforts in such a kind way, which was incredibly validating. I give you all the details and the text of the conversation in the post.
How to Schedule Your Tweets on Twitter for Free: For those of us who’ve pondered automating some of our tweets, I scoured the web and found this article. Hootsuite looks like the best of the bunch for me. All I’ve done so far is sign up for it since I’m also starting the free courses they provide to help us navigate this tool.
And for us temporally impaired sorts, I have How to Use Twitter Effectively without Having to Read Your Twitter Feed. This is how to use Twitter as a grace note to your blogging, in a way that hardly takes any time and will be greatly appreciated by all who labor over crafting blog posts.
How to Use Twitter Hashtags to Gain Followers and Build Your Audience: Don’t just randomly add people to your account. Use hashtags to find tweeters who share your interests. Build a following of folks who’ll want to read your tweets.