How To Use Twitter For Fun And Profit
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief.
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Started in 2006 by the podcasting company Odeo, its relative simplicity and ease of use has caused Twitter to quickly outpace its competitors and become the epicenter of the internet.
From celebrities to businesses to everyday people, everyone, it seems, has become hooked on tweeting.
With only 140 characters per tweet, users are finding reasons to use this communications channel that will amaze and inspire.
If you bring that sentence in for a fitting,
I can have it shortened by Wednesday.
~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, “The Gun”
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
~Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Since its inception the number of users has been growing exponentially. This has made Twitter a prime location for targeted marketing.
Twitter is just a buzzword, until you have a plan.
We only have so many social media minutes, and every one of them is easy to waste.
Get it right, and you will build a bigger fan base, sell more books, and move more widgets — whether that means freelancing or hours spent consulting.
Get it wrong, and you will waste your time like so many tweeters before you.
How you use Twitter ultimately depends on your endgame, which means you can’t use it well if you don’t know what your endgame actually is.
Too often, smart people are thrust into a stupid situation, not knowing their goals and thus confused about the workflow required to mine the most from their time with the tool.
That’s KEY — Twitter is a tool, not a toy. And that’s probably the number one problem digital writers, and professional users in general, have when using Twitter. They don’t understand the difference.
Read The Warning Label Carefully
Because attention is so easy to gather on Twitter, and because your follower count can climb with the speed of a soaring stock, you might find yourself falling into the too- typical trap of thinking Twitter’s purpose is to gather as much attention as possible. It’s not.
Attention is great, but it’s only the end result of getting what you’re really after — quality relationships.
The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter
It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they
are condensed, the deeper they burn. ~Robert Southey
There is no social media hot spot more essential to a digital writer’s career than Twitter.
Everyone says that using Twitter is “so easy,” yet there’s a massive gap between ease of use and return on time.
The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter solves that problem for good.
The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter is a short and highly effective read. Once finished, you’ll be tweeting like a pro and setting your digital writing career on the social media fast track.
Social media isn’t a gradual evolution in communication. It’s an all-out revolution, the first since Guttenberg and the printing presses brought inked thought to the masses more than half a millennia ago. Now all participants have voice, and opinions can be globally seen with the speed of a click.
Whether you’re writing for attention or money, freelancing or building a lucrative author’s platform, Twitter provides smart digital writers with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with their readers on a swift moving, personal level.
The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter is the how and why of using the world’s fastest growing social media application. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts, then beyond that, you’ll finish the book knowing how to make the small tweaks to your Twitter strategies so that you can maximize every minute spent online.
Whatever your goals are for using Twitter, The Digital Writer’s Guide to Twitter will help you get there, without wasting your time.