My last post about rudeness on Twitter got me thinking about a little experiment. I decided to schedule a couple of tweets relating to my book, and have them sent out while I slept. With my scheduled tweets I found a rise in sales by one or two ebooks. The time period they were set at, helped me keep contact with those just starting their day. I thought I would share a Twitter update with you ...
I then stopped tweeting out the other five, and went back to my random tweeting. One morning I woke to find one of the five had tweeted me, so I tweeted back, and of course, said thank you. Now that tweeter and I regularly tweet for each other.
Still I refrained from regularly tweeting out for the four remaining tweeters. One day I noted one of them had sent me a thank you. I responded, with a 'You are welcome'. This earned me a tweet out. Again, a thank you followed, and this time a 'YAW' came back. I now had three of the six communicating with me. Did my Tweet Tweet Don't be Rude post draw back the other twitterer? I will never know unless they 'fess up in the comments here. *insert big grin*.
So, I have found Twitter to be a valuable tool for gaining book sales, finding new and interesting posts - and drawing back lost tweeting friends. This morning I woke to find I now have over 2,000 followers, and 99% are from the writing world. I follow back 85%. That is 1,600 more than this blog, and well over 1,000 new faces since I launched Ripper in May. I consider this time well spent.
My decision to stop daily blogging, to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google Plus is paying off. I have split my Facebook time with Twitter time, and thanks to Hootesuite, can keep organised with the two. Google plus is a place I upload to, and share one or two other folk's posts but I am not a huge fan. LinkedIn I am finding new friends with different backgrounds, and interesting groups. Goodreads is a place I drop in and leave a blog post now and then. I belong to another site where I am enjoying a conversation with film directors, actors, and scriptwriters.
I am slowly moving around your blogs, but with my writing schedule, I am finding it difficult to keep up. Blogging is the base platform for writers but I now realise that as I am also now in marketing, something has to give. I will get around but not as regularly as I once did. I have several emailed to me, and read the new posts, just not always comment. I then drop by to leave a 'Hello G was here' style message.
I have been told to consider moving my blog to Wordpress as it has a better SEO platform for being found on the Internet. I did try it years ago but never ventured far with it, now as I am having to put marketing into my daily life, I am looking into the idea. Whether I will keep this one going for one style of blogging, and the other more for marketing purposes, I have yet to decide. Time will decide.