Frances Caballo reports:
"Twitter is the most important social media network for writers. This microblogging platform is perfect for disseminating your newest blog posts, asking questions, and conversing with your readers...Before creating a new hashtag, do your research. Some seemingly innocuous hashtags may have other meanings you’d rather not be associated with...Adhere to the 80/20 rule: 80 percent of the time you retweet content by other authors and 20 percent of the time you tweet your own content...Don’t use direct messages to spam new followers with messages asking them to visit your website, like your Facebook page or purchase a book. Reserve the direct message feature for times when you want to contact someone you know privately...Use the website Alltop.com as one of your resources. This comprehensive website contains links to the top blogs of the day in every category imaginable...Subscribe to an online curation application such as Scoop.it. Once you enter your keywords, Scoop.it will scrape the web for information in your niche...Create lists within Twitter so that you can track the top experts in your field...Stay within your niche [as you write your tweets]...Avoid posting about politics or religion."
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