Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be an expert. I do my best to support my fellow author/tweeters, but support is a two-way street. Using Twitter efficiently isn’t an exact science, at least not for me. So take what I say with a grain of salt. Read the few rules I live by in my Twitter world below.
- Have a daily tweet list: I’ve recently signed up with SimplyCast for tweeting only. I used to use HootSuite (I tried the Free and Paid version), but they didn’t have the main feature that I needed. I spent many hours creating or scheduling daily tweets. I wanted to be able to set my tweets so that they would automatically tweet the same days every week. SimplyCast allows me to do this for a reasonable price (only $9.99 per month). And I can go in and change those tweets or add to them anytime I want.
- Support your fellow author or tweeter: This is very important. You should give in order to receive. I joined an author’s/reader’s club, Rave Reviews Book Club, where it’s all about supporting each other. They also support their authors in other ways which you can check out at their site.
- Should you thank others for tweeting or retweeting your tweets?: Well, yes, but I believe it’s better to reciprocate. Tweet their books or retweet their tweets as a thank you instead. I try to retweet their pinned tweets whenever possible.
- Give me something to retweet: There have been many times when I’ve gone to a Twitter page, but I couldn’t find anything belonging to the page owner to retweet or I had to trudge through multiple tweets to find it. Make it easy for someone to retweet you. See below.
- Pin a tweet to your page: This is a great way to make it easy for your followers to retweet you. It also tells them what you want retweeted the most.
- Use images in your tweets: Using images in your tweets makes them easier to see. It also makes it easier to find something to retweet because Twitter saves your photos in a separate section of your page.
What I don’t Tweet/Retweet:
- Anything that I feel is too sexually graphic
- Anything that’s not written in English (Sorry. If I can’t read it, I don’t tweet it).
These are my observations. I try to tweet and retweet every day but sometimes life does get in the way. And that’s understandable. But at least, if I’m too busy to get on Twitter that day, I do have the auto tweets that still go out.
If you’d love to support me, I have a pinned tweet of my upcoming release at @KimCoxAuthor that I would love for you to share with your followers.
About the Author
Kim Cox is an author of Romance, Mystery, and Paranormal. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her chainsaw artist husband, their West Highland White Terriers–Scooter and Harley, and a Yorkie mix, Candi. She’s a mother and grandmother.
Kim is published in novels, short stories and articles. Sign up for Kim’s Readers List.
Kim has a new release coming out near the end of June 2017: Before We Wed, a romantic suspense and book 2 in the Style & Profile series. All This Time is book 1.
Before We Wed Book Blurb:
Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom. Jon is terrified and Sarah is heartbroken. Thankfully, their friends support them emotionally and help find Jon an excellent attorney.
When evidence of John’s guilt is found, he swears he’s innocent. But how can he prove it? As if an arrest and pending trial aren’t bad enough, his ex-wife refuses to let him near their seven-year-old son, and has their shared custody agreement rescinded as part of his bail agreement. But when Jon Jon is injured, Jon breaks the agreement and his bail is revoked.
Sarah sees strange men in Jon’s business one night. One follows her home and attacks her. When Jon finds out, he pushes her way to protect her, but it doesn’t deter her loyalty to him or the attacker’s determination to killer her. Will the enemy get to her?
Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he’s fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?
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