Saturday, September 7, 2013

Indie Author Series: Twitter (Keep It Simple OR Get As Many Followers As You Can)

This week the YA (and more) Author Club are talking about Twitter and the obsession with getting more and more followers.

In today's fast-paced world word of mouth is Twitter. If you want your message out there, tweet it. If you want people talking about it, you hope others re-tweet it. If you want it to go viral, you pray the re-tweets are re-re-tweeted and the re-re-tweets are re-re-re-tweeted (you know where I'm going with this). In order for that to happen, you need as many followers as possible, right?

Honestly, I'm not going to try to tell anyone anything about Twitter. I'm an infrequent user... one who lets the majority of her tweets post themselves when I publish my blogs. The remaining tweets I send are prompts provided to me when I find a review on Goodreads I like or a new book on Amazon or B&N that I want to share. I'm absolutely not one of those people who tweets every move I make or every thought I have, and that's mostly because my writing time is limited. The more I Facebook, Tweet, and blog, the less time I have to write the crazy stories that manifest themselves within my mind. I suspect my minimal use of Twitter will continue until my I'm able to write 24/7 (which may never happen). 

As such, I'm letting you know now that my tweets will continue to be sporadic but heartfelt, AND I will continue to follow back anyone and everyone who follows me.

On a final note, I've had a great first week release for Left (Still Standing, #1). Thanks for everyone who loved the book, who contacted me and told me their stories, who offered sincere shout outs for others to read it, and for everyone who downloaded and read it. The support has been amazing! 

For those who haven't already, don't forget to enter the Left (Still Standing, #1) Kindle Fire Giveaway. 

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