Navigating Twitter: 10 Tips – by Debra Eckerling…

on Writers on the Move:

Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Instagram. Pinterest. YouTube.

There is an abundance of social media platforms. And, while, being on all of them isn’t really feasible – writers tend to do a lot of their promo themselves – it’s fun to introduce a new platform into the mix every so often. You may find new followers, discover that a certain type of content suits you, and form collaborations you would not have encountered otherwise.

If one of your goals this year is to explore a new social media platform, there’s still time. Trying to figure out where to go next? I recommendTwitter.  Twitter has different functionality than some of the other socials. Learning to drill your thoughts down to that 280-character limit is like taking a master class in short, to-the-point content.
Plus, people are super-accessible on Twitter. If you want to write for a specific magazine… or have your book reviewed by a journalist … or interview someone in the filed of your niche, you can likely connect with them through a tweet. They won’t always reply, but engaging in social is one way to get on their radar.
To make the most out of your time on Twitter, it’s essential to get the lay of the land.

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