Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why Tweet?

I’m (very) far from being a Twitter guru, but I’ve started to develop a taste for Twitter.  The connection aspect (which is what Twitter is all about – connection) fascinates me.  At first Twitter may be overwhelming and confusing, but it gets better. You soon begin to figure out how to find people you want to follow.  You learn how you can “tweet your own horn” and get people to know – and, perhaps, follow – you.  You navigate Twitter finding info on virtually anything you’re interested in.

There’s a ton of useful info on Twitter.  I’m mostly interested in writing (although not solely.)  I haven’t been on Twitter that long, but I’ve already been very fortunate to find invaluable advice on writing itself as well as on things that accompany it: blogging, building a platform, getting published, promoting your book, etc.  

One of my favorite blog posts ever (found thanks to Twitter) is Anne R. Allen’s 

How can you resist a title like that?  The title is great, but the post is even better.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat.  Go over to Anne’s for a refreshing take on the “how to” of blogging.  Browse her blog – you’ll be amazed at how informative, helpful and fun her posts are.  Enjoy!

Follow Anne on Twitter @annerallen

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

1 comment:

  1. I'm still trying to learn but with time I hope to get the hang of it. Melissa, my middle daughter tweets but she has been so busy with exams that I will bother her after Monday with a few questions. thanks for your reminder! I sorta forgot I had a tweet acc.;))