Why Writers Should Use Twitter (and HOW to USE It Effectively)

Some good thoughts from Kristen Lamb here… Don’t limit your universe to other writers!

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Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 8.51.29 AMFor the last couple posts, we’ve been talking about how to use Twitter effectively. Too many writers are like Stormtroopers—lots of shots fired  tweets that hit NOTHING.

I can admit, when I got on Twitter (when it was invented) I didn’t get it. I would—KID YOU NOT—freak out when people I didn’t know followed me. WHAT? Are you, like, a stalker? Yes, I was missing the ENTIRE point of Twitter. Hey, we all start somewhere.

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Do you have to do Twitter? No. No one will take you to writer jail because you didn’t. Is it wise to use Twitter? ABSOLUTELY.

I strongly recommend Twitter for two main reasons. First, couple Twitter with a good/consistent blog and this is your best formula to go viral. Secondly, Twitter helps us find READERS (and helps readers find US).

Going Viral

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The Dreaded First Post

It’s the first day of the year and it seems like a good time to start a new blog. Because, you know, there’s always room for one more.

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. They just don’t have a reputation for success. One study said that 88% of people who set them fail, and anyone who’s ever been in a gym knows that there’s a rush of new members at the beginning of the year… and most of them are gone by the end of January.

So starting a blog isn’t a resolution for me, even though today is New Year’s Day. It’s part of my all-year-long effort to do more. More writing, more learning, more life.