Last week, I joined Twitter.
I have no idea what I am doing, but I do happen to know why I joined.
I have heard a lot from agents, writers, and publishers that Twitter can be extremely helpful for writers to connect with each other and stalk agents (so when I send a query letter, I can find the agent on Twitter and see what they look for.) I also heard that it was fun and could help develop that annoying thing called a writer’s platform.
I suspect that Twitter is fun if you are not stressing about every single word that you post, confused about what you are supposed to do, or realizing that you are about the least social person that you know. Unfortunately, I am doing all three, but I have taken the first step!
I actually made a Twitter account. See, here is real proof:
My username is @Write4theKing (Is it called a username on Twitter? I don’t even know….)
So here are my goals for these next few weeks as I explore this new social media site:
- Tweet at least once a day
- Stop worrying about how I portray myself
- Say a few stupid things, irritate a few people, and DON’T REGRET IT
- Track down some agents and begin stalking them
- Figure out the layout and where everything is
- Find out the best way to format tweets that link to my blog
- Find out if it is normal to have full conversations with other people (Do my followers see my replies to others? Because I feel like that would be really annoying to anyone who followed me…)
- Start getting used to hashtags
You guys are are welcome to follow me, but you might regret it. So be warned!
So do you guys have any tips for how to use Twitter? What is your favorite social media site to use as a writer?
Have a great Thursday!