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To twitter or not to twitter?

Tough question.

It’s almost like asking someone if they like chocolate cake. Some people love it. Some people don’t. And some just say, “Eh.”

Reasons I joined Twitter:

  • Curiosity – (I had to see what all the fuss was about.)
  • I’d rather learn it and develop followers as an unpublished writer.
  • Follow agents and get a feel for their personality. (Research baby.)
  • Connect with other writers.
  • To tweet about contest and get more points.

I went into it the same way I did blogging. I had good reasons.

Why I’m glad I joined Twitter:

  • It’s been so cool to connect with blogging friends. Blogging is like waving from across a crowded room. Twitter is like having coffee by the pool early in the morning.
  • It’s been great to encourage other writers and promote other writers.
  • It’s been fun experimenting with voice and humor.
  • It hasn’t been a time suck. I check in. Read. Post. And leave.
  • I’ve run across great retweeted blog posts.

Do I understand everything about Twitter?  Heck no. I finally understand hashtags. I know how to block spammers. Baby steps.

My biggest frustration: For the life of me, I can’t figure out how to get a twitter button to show up on my sidebar. (But that dips into my blog deficiencies and this is about Twitter.)

Final words:  Social media comes second. Writing a fantastic book comes first!

What are your hesitations or frustrations about Twitter?

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Investing time wisely – a plug for WIBIJ.

Check out W.I.B.I.J.

Jon, Tina, and Heather (takes me longer to do the links than write the whole post) wanted to find a way to introduce people to new blogs, introduce writers to other writers and, um, stuff like that.

They all host cool blogs. Tina runs unplugging writing sessions to hold people accountable and they meet up in a chat room to chat afterwards. Heather interviews other writers/authors. And Jon, well, Jon is just Jon. And he likes to visit the Blogosphere. Hence the game.

And I’m not really sure why I’m telling you all this because probably all of you reading my blog, read their blogs. And if you don’t, then you read Casey’s blog, which has spotlighted W.I.B.I.J.

And they’ve changed things up a bit. Now the race to the finish line means more than a sparkly image of a medal. It means prizes. As in book prizes and other stuff.

The next contest is Wednesday!!!!! So click on the link and check it out!

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