Tweeting with Twitter

I recently signed up for a Twitter account.  Suddenly I found myself in a world of tweets that poured into my inbox (I guess that’s what one calls it 🙂 before I could catch my breath.  Overwhelmed at first, I began to explore the terrain and, to my pleasant surprise, discovered a wealth of information not only about writing, but also about a host of other subjects that interest me. 

Twitter is a form of social media that is not for the faint-hearted.  But the good news is that you can control your presence on Twitter and utilize it for your purposes. 

Some of the people I “follow” are those related to the publishing industry, to higher education, and to the coaching profession–all areas in which I work and am interested. 

How about you?  Are you on Twitter?  If so, how do you effectively use this venue to build your writing platform?

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3 thoughts on “Tweeting with Twitter

  1. Thanks so much for your comments and your encouragement, Carol. As you said, Twitter does seem more professionaly-oriented than Facebook. I’m discovering that little by little.

    So glad you posted. I’ll look you up on Twitter and “follow” you. 🙂

    Blessings,

    MaryAnn

    September 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

  2. I was on Twitter for a while but then got off. I have since learned that you can screen your followers (that was why I got off), so I may give it another shot.

    I am going to have to get you and Carol to share a tutorial so I can make the best use of it. I don’t want to add one more “thing to do” to an already busy schedule. 🙂 I’ve heard people raving over it, so I am thinking I need to check it out again!

    September 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    • Hi, Karen,

      Thanks for your comments about Twitter. You’re right about having to watch our schedules. I think discipline is key in using any form of social media. Otherwise, it can be a major time-robber.

      Hope all is well with you, dear friend!

      Blessings,

      MaryAnn

      September 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM