Tweet, tweet, tweet…

I know I said I’d never do it, and very much against my better judgement, but I’m taking friends’ advice and having a go at using Twitter to promote my writing and my painting.



I don’t feel I’m using it properly, though, and confess to a feeling of losing the will to live when I try.

forest dawn detail

Anyone who uses the thing and cares to take a look at what I’m doing can find me here

Any tips or criticisms or whatever gratefully received!

44 thoughts on “Tweet, tweet, tweet…

  1. I. Have been on and off twitter (currently off) because I felt like I needed to be on it all the time for it to have any use. Bleh. However, I too, may not have been using it correctly. Good luck, Mick. If I ever get back on I will look for you!

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  2. I enjoy Twitter, Mick, and have found a community of like-minded people there. I set boundaries for how much time I will give it, and I try my best to ignore the occasional, but inevitable, nasty posts that scroll through my feed. For the most part, it’s a very positive experience (and, for me, far preferable to Facebook). Good luck and have fun (I’m serious about that last part: have fun!).

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  3. I too have not crossed the event horizon into the black hole of twitter time suck, mainly because I already have too many diversions. I suppose I could figure it out if pressed, but for now the blog will have to limp along without it. Good luck with the excursion.

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  4. Oh, Tweety Pie, (sorry, just couldn’t resist that) I do feel for you. I keep wondering about joining the Twits myself, but I spend far too much time on the Internet as it is. On the other hand, a lot of writers/scholars I follow one way or another do it, so I’m tempted…

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  5. Good luck with this new try Mick. I use twitter to get better updates of current political happening as not every news comes in newspaper, that’s it. But there are some face book blogs who are doing good business and NGO pages who getting instant help when needed. I guess publicity matters.

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  6. Twitter is good only for visibility. People who sells things especially hand made stuff recommends using Instagram. They vouch for generating business from this social media. I’m not sure if you have tried it. But key to success also rests upon using right hashtags

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      1. I suspect it depends on your follower/following numbers, and what teets you receive, Mick. I’m ‘politically’ active, so tend to get involved in those areas of political life that concern me. Trouble is, it can feed your passions and get you involved more deeply than you intend. I’m currently slowly withdrawing from a number of discussion points, so I can spend more time on my own stuff. That was the reason behind my warning.

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  7. I have a love/hate relationship with digital technology in general. I hate the way things so frequently go wrong- my printer just seems to have gone kaput – and my wi-fi causes regular problems. But I love my email (when it is working) and I love being able to research everything from crossword clues to census statistics to “what are those little brown beetles invading my room?” on the internet. But I still need the library too.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. I think I feel much as you do. The research is a lot easier now, although care is needed to ensure the information is actually correct – I don’t use Wikipedia, but will look for a site I trust (as far as possible), and I like emails because I can choose to answer when I wish, much like replying to a letter. But there are nothing like books!


  8. I’m too clueless to offer advice. The only advice I got was not to just tweet self-promotional stuff. That seemed like a good idea, so what little I do–well, I pretty much forgot about the self-promotion and just tweeted other people’s blogs when one really grabbed me. Or news stories that people really, really need to know. You know, like the recent one about the driver who ended up in the ditch because he swerved to avoid an octopus. Or so he said.

    Every so often I remember to promote my blog. Does it help? No idea. It doesn’t hurt. If you find out what the secret is and how to bottle it, I’d like to buy some.

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    1. No, I still don’t know, Ellen. I tweet my blog posts, and others I like. Now and again I remember to try a promotion tweet – usually going and tweeting a couple of older posts. I’m sure that’s not the way to do it, but I just feel I sort of have to…

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