Category Archives: Twitter

Making Twitter more manageable with Twitter Lists

My two blog posts on how – and why – to use Twitter are among the biggest hits on this blog. But even for those who understand the value of this micro-blogging system, once it reaches a certain point Twitter can become daunting and unmanageable. Tweet after tweet of stuff you really don’t need to know or care about from people you may not
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Avoid the Twitter timesuck: Twitter in less than 10 minutes a day

Twitter, like any social media site, can be a huge time-suck. You jump on to check your @ mentions and before you know it it’s gone dark outside! Here’s the strategy I use to use Twitter effectively, in less than 10 minutes a day. Why not try it right now? *Note: I originally shared this strategy for using Twitter in less than 10 minutes
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How I built my platform in 9 months & how you can too

Rebecca Berto (a.k.a Novel Girl) is a Melbourne writer and an editorial assistant (junior editor) at a publishing house. Rebecca began blogging and using social media 9 months ago. Since then she has amassed a Twitter following of 5,800+ Tweeps, and a dedicated subscriber list of 500+ on Novel Girl, her blog which discusses writing, books, publishing and authors. I invited Rebecca to stop by
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Why You Need to Use Hashtags, & the Best Hashtags for Writers & Authors

Hashtags. Not the nicest of words is it? Let’s get over that unfortunate fact and use them correctly regardless.   ## In case you’re not sure what the heck bejeez I’m talking about, tweets containing a “#” followed by a word or phrase is called a “hashtag.” Hashtags are important in the vast Twitter sea because they make your tweets more visible. How? They
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HOW can I use Twitter to market my book? Twitter for authors who “don’t get it.”

Because I continue to meet authors who are unconvinced of the value of Twitter, or unsure of how best to use it, I am deciding to write this post. I hope my own examples of building a Twitter network will help you understand how to use Twitter effectively as part of your book marketing plan. ~ I know that in the beginning of your
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