I have been playing around with Twitter, seeing if it is worth it as a marketing tool. I don’t spend much time on it, as it’s not on my phone so I only post in the morning and check it ones or twice later on.
I’m following less than 400 accounts, and sometimes by the time I finish writing a tweet, there can be 50+ new tweets posted, meaning content disappear rapidly. I’m sure some people follow way more. So in order to maintain a presence, you have to tweet/retweet a lot, and that just feels spammy.
I like writing questions/polls to get the pulse of the reading nation, and those get more interactions than some of my others, but the character limit makes it difficult to write funny answers (and I like funny answers).
I suppose it is just one other tool in the toolbox, and some followers may cross over to my blog or buy a book or two. It’s also another platform for entertaining readers (which I like to do).
What are your Twitter thoughts?
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View
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