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Monday, December 28, 2009

I Caved In

Well, I did it. I've been flip-flopping on the whole issue of getting a Twitter account for a while now. Thought it would just be another distraction, ya know? But I've noticed so many of you are already on there. And if ya'll can keep up with Twitter, blog, and do other real-life stuff while working on your books, then I'm going to give it a try. So I'm officially Twitterfied:) If you'd like to follow, just click the button on the side of the blog.

Now I'm trying to figure out how to navigate my way around it. Everything seems so confusing, so if you have any tips, please share. And I will get a picture up as soon as my computer decides to cooperate. It's getting on up in age and doesn't like do what I want it to do sometimes. (Hmm, sounds like one of my kids).

Hope to see ya there!

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  2. ahh welcome to the twitter train. The biggest thing I've learned is that sometimes you only see one side of a conversation so that can be confusing. Otherwise, it can be a good learning tool when people post websites of interest or post a link to their blog. You'll get it in a few days, I promise. I am just like you...new and unsure if anyone gives a rats patootie to hear my 140 character updates. LOL

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  3. Welcome to Twitter! I don't post as much on it as I used to, as things are crazy busy, but one hashtag to check out is #amwritingparty. It's a great chatspace where writers can be crazy encouraging and understanding of all you are going through. Congrats for making the big leap!

    Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season.

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  4. It takes time! I've been tweeting since September and I am just now getting the hang of it (I'm a slow learner). One of the things that I find useful is to scroll down my list and see if anyone is talking about something I find interesting. Then I reply to that person and often start a fun little conversation. I try to do this once every day. And I also try to post at least one update per day. Like "my dog just threw up under my desk"-- you know, something people are just dying to know :)

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  5. I just joined twitter too. Not sure how I feel about it. I just had a bunch of porno freaks become followers - had to ban them.

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  6. Yay! I'm following you :-)

    The absolute place to go for information is on Inky Girl's blog - The Writer's Guide to Twitter:
    http://www.inkygirl.com/a-writers-guide-to-twitter/

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  7. I downloaded Tweetdeck, which is so helpful in organizing the people I tweet with. Many of my writer friends use it.

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  8. Give me a couple of decades and I might decide to jump in. Until then, I think I'll keep hanging on with the tips of my fingernails on everything else. Good luck with it.

    Word Designer

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  9. Nooooooo! Hahaha. I'm so addicted to Blogger that I don't think I could handle Twitter too. My productivity would go way down. I just tell myself that I'll wait til I get a book deal and then I'll start. Have fun!

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  10. Welcome to Twitter. I'm just starting to really use it and get the hang of it. Lots of fun,though. :)

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  11. Kristi - I know exactly how you feel.

    Carolina - I've heard a lot about that hashtag. I'll check it out. We're having a wonderful vacation so far. Hope yours is going great, too:)

    Natalie - LOL! I'll definitely remember to do this:)

    Mary - Porno freaks! Wow, and I've only banned one spammer so far.

    Sara - Yay, and I'm following you too:) Thanks for the link.

    Sherrinda - I did hear about Tweetdeck. I'll check it out. Thanks!

    Tina - I'm already following you over there (of course)!

    Word Designer - Go ahead, try it. I'm glad I did:)

    Donna - Well, I hope you get a book deal very soon:)

    Roni - I know, I love it!

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  12. Woo Hoo! Welcome :o) I think you found me already. I've been a bit off my twitter game through the holidays, but will get back. You'll have to try #WIPFire. You post a line of your WIP and others will read it and comment - fun stuff!!

    Welcome :o)

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  13. Erica - Ooh, that sounds like fun:)

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  14. We found each other on Twitter, yay! I've had an account since... a while but I never used it. Then I realized I could Tweet from my phone and that doesn't seem as time-consuming. I'm sure I don't use all the features to their fullest, but I like it!

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  15. Welcome to Twitter, you will love it! It's addicting :-)

    Cute blog!

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  17. Sounds like all of my kids. :) I have a twitter account but haven't figured out exactly how it works. One of my New Year's resolutions is to get it up and running. I'll touch base with you then.

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  18. Diana - So glad you found me:) I don't have mobile web set up on my cell yet. Will look into getting it next year sometime.

    JMay - Welcome! I will have to limit the time I spend on it or I'll never get anything else done.

    Susan - I look forward to hearing from you over there. (Now that sounds weird).

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  19. Twitter could probably be so useful if I knew how best to take advantage of it. I try to remember to use tinyurl.com to post my new blog posts. Good luck with it!

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  20. Stephanie - Thanks! Tinyurl.com is another thing I've heard of but not checked into yet.

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