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.
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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.
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To make the most out of your time on Twitter, it’s essential to get the lay of the land.

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