I love Twitter.
It’s the perfect social media platform for writing short-form content.
What’s not to love about 140 characters or less?
There’s not enough space in a tweet for awkward big words writers have no business using.
In a declaration of my love of Twitter, I wrote a blog post about how to Write a Week’s Worth of Tweets in One Night several months ago.
Why I Wrote A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter
More recently, I decided to expand on this post and write a Beginner‘s Guide To Twitter to Time-strapped Writers and Business People.
Firstly, I recently interviewed Samantha Kelly (@tweetinggoddess), and she’s a big believer in small businesses using Twitter to generate a return on investment.
After talking to social media experts like Kelly and meeting other business people, I discovered a lot of business people feel like they don’t have the time to cultivate a presence on Twitter.
This is a shame because Twitter can teach you how to write short snappy content that people adore.
You can also use Twitter to conduct free market research, follow your competitors, interact with customers and promote your brand.
Secondly, two of my favourite people on Twitter are Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) and Paulo Coehlo (@paulocoelh). I’m not alone in my appreciation for Neil and Paulo’s work on Twitter; Neil has almost two million followers while Paulo has over nine million.
Both writers use Twitter to interact with readers and to promote their work.
Their accounts demonstrate Twitter isn’t just about PR, it’s a tool for learning, for entertainment and for a new kind of interaction between writers and their readers.
Now Onto My Guide
In my Beginner’s Guide To Twitter, you can learn how to:
- Use social media tools like Buffer and HootSuite to save time and manage your online presence
- Write the type of tweet that generates more retweets and attracts followers
- Use Twitter to research your market and figure out what readers and customers want
- Create a month’s worth of Tweets in one sitting
- Report and improve on your Twitter campaigns and generate measurable results
My Beginner’s Guide to Twitter is free for members of my mailing list, so subscribe now.
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If you have questions, ask me in the comments section below. And you can, of course, reach me @workreadplay.