Would I Follow Me? Twitter Tips for Writers

Twitter: the networking, promotional and procrastination hub for writers everywhere. But how do you make it work for you? How do you persuade your fellow writers, industry professionals and consumers that you are someone they want to follow? I tend to look at my new Twitter followers in one big batch, so I've noticed a few trends in what turns me on or off a potential new Twitter friend. I don't get it right a lot of the time. Which is why the examples of Twitter faux-pas showcased here are all from my own timeline over the past month. Learn from my mistakes, friends! Here are my five biggest Twitter mistakes: Retweet Central When I'm short on time, I tend to check Twitter, flick through the latest updates and retweet one or two things that interest me. I become a consumer, not a creator. There are accounts that very skilfully curate content from throughout the Twittersphere and are sources for the best articles out there. If that's...
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Power to the Procrastinators

I got let out of work early today, so nose to the scripting grindstone, right? Put the washing on. Wash wash wash. Tipped some guy's boxers and shirts out the dryer (there was a basket, they were dry - acceptable laundry etiquette) and set mine to spin. Just spent an hour messing around on Twitter, checking the e-mails and catching up on Google Reader. And now I open my storyboard. Oh, but I don't have a playlist yet! There's another hour gone then....
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