When I first heard of Twitter I said to myself, “uh-uh. That’s too superficial.” I hate superficiality, so that was that. After I came upon articles on how other people successfully used Twitter to promote their business, I decided to sign up.
When I learned how to use it, I typed in #Writers and my genre which is #AfricanAmericanFiction and #WomanCommercialFiction Nothing came up, so I followed a few writers/authors that did come up.
It took me a while to find a group of writers/authors that I liked and it’s a continuing process. Sometimes I see who they’re following. But before I click on that follow button though, I always look at their previous tweets to see if I want to follow. I don’t like to follow people who ONLY tweet about their book. I mean WHO wants to receive tweets like this ALL the time.
I like to tweet about my progress with my book, current affairs and I retweet a lot. Sure I’ve lost followers which upset me in the beginning, as I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. Now it doesn’t bother me. I’m always myself and I think that’s the best way to go.
1 or 2 are true followers. What’s important is that I follow people who I can learn from, as well as other things that I’m interested in like voice over work, fashion, art, design. I feel I’ll get more true followers when my book is published.