Monday, November 23, 2009

Tweet, Tweet

I did it my friends. Yep, I've officially signed up for a Twitter account. What does that mean?

I have no idea.

So far I have one follower (Thanks Debra!) and I'm trying to figure out how the whole thing works. I've started following a few agents and fellow writers and I'm already amazed at the articles and thoughts they've passed on my way. How cool is that? I seem to have found another way to receive and share my random thoughts with the world. Yay technology!

Now, what about you? Do you tweet? If so, how do you use, or get the most out of, your Twitter account? Do share. I love hearing the inside scoop.

Happy tweeting everyone.

11 comments:

DebraLSchubert said...

If you're a writer and have doubts about Twitter, you should read my last blog post: http://debralschubert.blogspot.com/2009/11/did-i-mention-ive-got.html

If you still have doubts after that, I don't know what to tell you.

Welcome to Twitterville, Steph!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You are ahead of me, girl! I think I better read Debra's post - it's a good thing she left a link! ;-)

Good for you for entering the tweet world!
www.shannonkodonnell.blogspot.com

Steph Damore said...

Debra - why do you think I finally signed up? Silly girl. Trust me, your story was definitely on my mind.

Shannon - I resisted as long as I could, but alas, I am a tweeter...

Stephanie Thornton said...

I signed up for Twitter a while back, but never got into it. I figure that's okay because right now I don't have time, but maybe while Book #1 is on submission to agents I'll play with it.

Now I know who to turn to for help!

Voidwalker said...

I am really close to jumping on the Tweet-Bus, but between blogging, writing, working, schooling, pre-marital counsling, raising kids'ing, drinking Dr. peppering and the rest, I don't know if I have the time to follow it.

Bane of Anubis said...

Ha, Steph -- I got an email saying that you were following me... made me smile (I signed up for my account for a contest and haven't paid it any mind until I got your notification).

Laura Martone said...

I signed up for Twitter a while back... and wondered why I'd succumbed... that is, until I started posting my blog links and driving traffic to my blogs. That's why I tweet - not, in fact, because I have a burning desire to know what people ate for breakfast. ;-)

P.S. I just followed you, Steph! Welcome to yet another waste of time on the Internet (just kidding - sorta). Oh, happy day!

A misinterpreted wave said...

I tweet too, but haven't for ages. When I first joined it really was just to see what it was about, but I soon got into the swing of things. Got a few creepy stalker types so haven't been on in a while and made myself private. Between blogger, facebook, twitter, wikispaces ( for my students) I am non stop internet.

Just popping over to check out Debra's post now!

Steph Damore said...

Chris - Twitter and Blogger are my public spaces. Whatever I post here and over there are for the general public. Facebook on the other hand... I don't allow many friend requests. That's the private me and not everyone needs to know what I had for breakfast, like Laura pointed out.

Void - I know. Somethings gotta give and when you have kids and wedding stuff I can understand the time crunch. I must not have much to do!

Steph Damore said...

Laura - that was my thinking. Driving traffic to my blog and writing is the goal. People (agents and editors really) don't get a chance to know you through a query. I also think about what I tell my students. It's not who you know, it's how well they know you. I could be following 500 people on Twitter, but if they don't know me, then it doesn't do me any good.

Steph Damore said...

Bane - Get tweeting. It'll be fun!

Steph - I'd love to help you out, um after I figure out what I'm doing! Is Book #1 close to submission?