Hints for Using Twitter by Guest Author Shelton Keys Dunning


My recent remarks about learning to use Twitter sparked a terrific response from author  Shelton Keys Dunning (https://twitter.com/SheltonKDunning). Thank you, Shelton, for sharing helpful information for writers everywhere:

When my editor told me I needed to do the Twitter thing, I thought, what’s she smoking? I made fun of Twitter, calling those that used it twits. But she introduced me to another platform Tweetdeck (Twitter, only better) and I actually find I like the format better: http://www.tweetdeck.com

There’s also a Tweetdeck app for your smartphone that is set up the same way. You can break up your follows and topics into handy-dandy columns and set up alerts and what not. It’s fairly user friendly, but if you run into any trouble let me know. A good hashtag to follow for writers if you haven’t already come across it is #amwriting

I’m happy to see you in the Tweetsphere. I’ve only been here for a year so I’m not an expert, but it is fun if you know what to look for.

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5 responses »

    • Please write a guest post for me on the widget, how to do it and how it benefits writers. Great stuff you are proposing, but non-technical folks like me need it spelled out. ❤

      • I can’t wait! I am holed up out of state to write, so let me know when you are ready to send it. I don’t want to miss it because I am not looking in my e-mail inbox. Thank you tons!

      • I’ll send it out to you this afternoon. My husband’s having a small surgery today, so I need to wait til he’s recovering at home. I’ve got the images done, just gotta write some things up to go with them. 😉

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