The Sunday Session…What Are Your Thoughts On… Twitter?

 

Tweeting. Twittering. Twitting.

In other words, do you tweet? Do you use Twitter as a platform to promote your writing (published or otherwise) and/or your blog? As you probably know I do have Twitter and the only time I use it is when my blog goes up (it’s linked to my Twitter account) and when I’m retweeting something off someone else.

I have only *just* started getting the hang of hashtags. I just can’t seem to get my head around it. What am I supposed to say? What is remotely interesting in my life that some person in Canada or Spain will want to know about (stretching it here, but you know what I mean).

Do I promote my blog? My #WIP? What? Isn’t it all very me, me, me? Or is that the whole point?

How do you use it? (if you do actually use it).

 

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About Virginia

Writer, reader, crossword puzzler and conspiracy theorist.

21 Responses to “The Sunday Session…What Are Your Thoughts On… Twitter?”

  1. I use it for blog promotion as well, but I also write general things as well so people don’t think I’m “spamming” them with my blog all the time.

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  2. I’ve only been on Twitter since August and I’m not gelling lol 😉

    I usually RT stuff that’s interesting, or I Tweet blogs and articles I’ve read that I think MAY be beneficial to other writers. I don’t use it for personal stuff and only occasionally Tweet my blog. So other than that, I’m not too sure what else I should do with it lol 😉

    Xx

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  3. I occasionally use it to promote my books, but mostly I use it as any normal person’s twitter, posting about what I’m doing and interacting with others. Personally it annoys me when some people use a lot of hashtags and links in their tweets. =/

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  4. I do tweet. But not much and not enough. My blog is set to relay to Twitter, so there’s always that one thing and most days I fiddle around for half an hour night and morning. Which is about what I can stand. And this week, not even that because I’ve been away. This week I have just about managed to write the blog and everyone will think I have abandoned Twitter and LinkedIn and so on.
    I am hopeless with social media really.
    When on Twitter, I reply to other tweets, talk about news, radio items like the #newsquiz and so on. I do like the hashtags and since I began using them I do get some replies which is better than shouting in the wilderness. Recommend #myWANA #amwriting #amediting #writegoal where people do pretty much deign to reply.

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    • I tend to hashtag writing only – I’ll try #amwriting, see if I get any responses. Now, LinkedIn – I’ve tried using it once or twice for my blog but it didn’t do anything for me 🙂

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      • The trouble with LinkedIn is that you have to spend so much time on there. I’ve got about ten people who have written to me with lots of lovely ideas/thoughts/advice, but I don’t go on there much and haven’t replied to them yet. I’m not sure it’s going to enhance my reputation – they’ll all think me very rude!

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  5. My blog links straight to Twitter, as do my facebook statuses, other than that, I don’t tweet nearly as much as I ought to perhaps…

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  6. I’m embarrassed to say that I am still baffled by twitter. I don’t get it.

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  7. I haven’t done the twitter thing yet. I’m not sure if it will help me with my writing or not. Do you find it distracting?

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    • Personally, i don’t find it distracting however I do sometimes enjoy the tweets. I follow a couple of comedians and they come out with some doozy’s sometimes. Lately I’ve gone on it every morning and then again every evening. My phone has a twitter app that you can configure so it vibrates whenever you get a tweet (as in, someone tweets with your @username in the tweet) but I’m not that popular I’m afraid 🙂

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  8. I use twitter terribly. Most often the auto-tweet from WordPress. However, there are times when (like this morning) I felt the urge to tweet a photo of the sunrise (because I am THAT guy.) I’d like to be more prolific, but like you I am not sure what to put out there that the world may care about. Especially when compared to some of the funny/creative people that I follow. I certainly do not want to have some kind of forced humor or be redundant. The other things is that it is one more something that needs to be managed. Do I really need to add more business stuff (all the stuff that circles over my writing that isn’t actually writing)? There are folks who say yes, and those who say no. I suppose when it gets closer to actually trying to sell my work I may find my tune changing. I’ll be sure to tweet and let you know! \^_^/

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  9. I’m still getting my head around it! Not really sure how it works 😦

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