If you’ve pondered using Twitter but aren’t sure how to use it effectively here are some quick tips to give you some great twittering-ideas:
*Teach stuff – teach a little mini-lesson on Twitter. Delve into your area of expertise or just talk about book publishing and how to get published
*Showcase your book – don’t do this in a “my book is so fabulous” kind of way but offer to give advice (like I mention in Teach Stuff) or share with your Twitter followers how the promotion of the book is going
*Widen your network – follow other Twitter folk, this will not only give you some ideas for your own “tweets” but it’s a great way to network with other writers or professionals
*Keep the buzz going when you’re on the move – it’s hard to keep blogging when you’re on the road (trust me I know this first hand) – so when I travel, I tweet. I share what I’m doing, what’s happening in my world (but I keep it interesting, save the “I’m washing the cat” for your diary) and try to offer insight and advice.
*Market yourself – remember that while Twitter may seem like a fun little tool, it’s also a great way to market yourself. Just like the ideas we mention above, there are a hundred+ more things you can do.
Every month Twitter features some really great Tweets to follow, here are a few you might enjoy.
SkinnyJeans is wondering if Twitter can help her lose 10 pounds.
Jamie Kennedy is experimenting with Twitter.
Maureen is serving up a steady stream of tiny recipes. (this one is super creative)
Sara Bareilles is sharing the details of her budding career.