To Tweet or Not To Tweet

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One of the things that has been regularly showing up in my feed this weekend is the Bloggiesta (if you don’t know what that is, check out the link). Curious, I went and checked it out and then decided I had too much to do this weekend to officially participate. (I then proceeded to ignore this decision and wander around doing several of the mini-challenges anyways, because let’s face it – fixing up my blog is so much more fun than doing homework!) I’ve learned a lot about formatting and publicizing and all that good stuff. But there is one thing that has been bugging me for a long time that wasn’t addressed (much). This thing is… TWITTER!

Up until now, I have strenuously objected to the idea of getting myself a Twitter – nobody is that interested in my life, and anyone who is can just stalk me on Facebook. But now, I have a book blog. I could, potentially, create a Twitter account that isn’t about me, but about my blog instead. The idea has been bouncing around my brain for a very long time, and I feel it is time to make a final decision for or against. But first, I want some first-hand information. So, I’m asking for your experience with Twitter.

Are you a book blogger who uses Twitter? Is your Twitter account only for your blog? What do you use it for, and how often do you use it? Do you think using Twitter to promote your blog has helped your blog? I would be grateful for this and any other responses!

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3 Responses to “To Tweet or Not To Tweet”

  1. Bethany says:

    I've never used Twitter before. It would be a quick and easy way to connect with other bloggers, so maybe I'll try it soon :)

  2. Lisa (starmetal_oak) says:

    The key to promoting your blog is definitely social networking and on top of that list is facebook and twitter. Not just using either of those for your personal profile but for the blog itself. I think Twitter is a huge tool for getting your blog out there.

    I have a Twitter account for myself (personal) and one for my blog. I use the blog to talk about all things book or blog related. I also follow authors, publishers and other bloggers; it should be noted how much more info you yourself could get just by having an account and following people.

    I don't know how much you know about Twitter, so I'll give an example. I tweet a message with a link to a review I posted on my blog and it reaches my 100 followers. Let's say 2 of my followers like it so they retweet it to THEIR followers. And so on and so on. That's why Twitter is so important. Information can travel super fast. Imagine the potential for promoting your blog on that kind of tool.

    Of course, it can be a slow process to get what you might call 'a lot' of followers, but that will come the sooner you become active on it.

  3. Anne says:

    @Bethany – Good point! I like connecting =)

    @Lisa – I'm actually not that clear on Twitter or how it works. I do like the idea of getting information from authors etc. about stuff that I could pass on to my readers. Honestly, I don't know hardly anything about Twitter, but I'm pretty good at figuring out stuff once I get there. I'll make sure to look for you if I do sign up =)

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