My First Day On Twitter

 

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You might argue that I need to get a life. I may actually agree with you. And more so, I need to finish a draft for the upcoming  deadline, and yet I am fiddling with my new Twitter account.

As a reward for invested time, this is how my Twitter account plumped up since last night. I am trying to get the Book Club up and running, and to engage readers in the #HugoChallenge on Facebook .  I even tweeted all the five Hugo-nominated authors! Why? Because I have Twitter now! That’s why! But mainly because I want to invite their fans to participate.

Some of my quirky observations about the Twitter so far:

  • It appears to be customary in the Twitter ecosystem to tweet about every minutiae in life. As a new kid on the block, I tried to fit in.

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  • All the fake bot accounts were getting on my nerves.

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  • Messages from authors assuring that they will mutilate themselves in various ways to convince me to read their books. Meh, I consider it an expensive marketing strategy, mostly in medical bills. Unfortunately when I subscribed  to the spam weeding program, all those messages disappeared. Too bad, they were hysterical. But before I realized how to get rid of those self-destructive spamming writers, I tweeted about it.

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  • Followers with names like ‘S*xy Babes’ and such. Meh I also had a response to that.

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  • Finally, Disappointment of the day:

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Here’s to more days to  come on Twitter. Check me out over there, so I get to see a real person once in a while. Speaking of #RealPeople it was a treasure to see  there Rachael Ritchey and Simon Farnell. That was the highlight of the day.

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6 Comments

  1. I am impressed by the way you are so au fait with the media. Me – I’m lost in it. I merely write and put stuff on my blog. It’s connected to facebook and twitter. That’s all. Bit of a dinosaur.

  2. I’m not a big fan of twitter. I seldom use it – only for publishing blog posts and tagging them. I know loads of self-published authors who are basically bots accumulating tens of thousands of followers – RT’ing anything and everything to latch onto other groups. Nothing but noise. I prefer to stay away, hence why I only follow about 50 accounts – yours being one 🙂

    1. Well I feel privileged 🙂 I think I will try to grow followers for a bit because if I will be doing the book clubs I need exposure. But its day second and I’m already sick and tired of all the spam. I will be using different, personal approach. Like what I am doing now in the fb group . I think it will be the main forum for the book club. Check it out when you have a chance. I am drawing on Sci Fi fandom groups and recruit individual people. Takes time. But I think 100 real capable readers is better than 5k of bots.

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