I’m not a huge Twitter fan. Some people love it and live it—I do not. I was dragged into the social media networking stuff kicking and screaming. Okay, I’m beginning to enjoy some of it now, but it’ll be a while before I’m comfortable with the whole thing.
Through my research and reading, I’ve learned that one of the most important things for an author to do is to tweet, and tweet often. When I look for things to tweet about, even with 550+ followers (most of them being authors hocking their own books 100% of the time) this task becomes very difficult. It takes precious time to come up with that little nugget of Twitter gold to tweet.
So, what about it? Well, if I only tweet at times most of my followers aren’t on line, my tweets get lost and are essentially worthless (especially without hash tags). So what’s a clueless guy to do? Rely on a couple of good resources, that’s what. This first blog tells you when the best times are to tweet:
This app allows you to auto schedule your tweets:
This book tells you how to use Titter, hash tags (#) and other useful and fun kinds of stuff: http://www.amazon.com/The-Tao-of-Twitter-ebook/dp/B004MDLK64/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339438613&sr=1-1.
BTW: You’ll find lots of good stuff in the “For Indies Only” (click on this!) tab on the Indie Writers Alliance home page.