So I have had a twitter account for a little while now, but really I don’t use it. Occasionally I think ‘oh, I’ve not put anything on it for a while’ and then write something random on it. Really I use it exactly the same way as I used the status update on facebook!
Anyway, I started reading Mark Coker’s (the founder of Smashwords) guide to Marketing after I saw the link on fellow author Anita Vilijoen's facebook page. One of the things he really advocates is the use of twitter!
It is yet another social networking site, but it is also about building a profile and a support group. It’s not about selling all of the time (nobody likes to be sold to), but is more about passing on information and making entertaining comments!
I have always held back when it comes to putting myself out there, but I am just going to have to get over it if I want people to start noticing what I write.
These days, to be a writer, you not only have to be a good writer, you also have to be popular! And while I’ve always had friends, I am also perfectly happy with my own company, (as long as I have a laptop to hand), and I can even verge on being downright unsociable! Before this whole thing started I would never have dreamt of making friends with people on the internet, yet now I probably have more contact with some of my internet writer friends than I do my regular ones (sad, huh?).
So today I have pledged to myself that I will learn how to use twitter properly and hopefully, in time, it will have an effect on sales and readership. I will do my best to support other artists I am following and in turn they will hopefully do the same.
If you want to follow me (and I will follow in return) here is my twitter link Marissa Farrar on Twitter!
Happy tweeting everyone!