Monday, February 04, 2013

 

Tons of Tweets

If you've ever heard of, or perhaps even participated in NANO (National Novel Writing Month), you recognize that peer pressure can be a positive thing egging you on to do what you promised to do and helping you set up good writing habits -- in this case writing daily. And so it did for me (even though I didn't officially "win" NANO I did come pretty close). The daily writing was an easy habit to make and keep but sadly, a writing career isn't all about writing. There's networking, finding new markets, honing skills, and so much more.

The Internet has been a marvelous tool for accomplishing many of those goals, and with the best of intentions I set up a Facebook and Twitter account. Well, the Facebook account swiftly became inundated with personal announcements: who had a baby, went on vacation, wanted me to volunteer at a school fundraiser. So that left my Twitter account which I faithfully populated with the accounts of fellow writers, agents, publishers and such. I would be tuned into the publishing world. Hmmmm. Not so much.

I blame my phone. He isn't smart. Of sure, he can make phone calls, store numbers, even text (but I'm not a great texter so he doesn't get to show off that skill very often). But he definitely isn't smart enough to connect to the Internet and allow me to be constantly able to scroll through Twitter and tweet about my life from moment to moment. My tweeting is limited to when I am near my computer -- early in the morning or late in then evening. And oftentimes the thing that occurred to me to tweet earlier in the day has jumped clean out of my head. So tweeting, and even reading tweets, rapidly became I thing I DIDN'T do.

So I have decided to have a Tons of Tweets Month. At first, just for me but then I thought it would be much more fun if, like NANO, we were all playing the game together. It is an easy goal. One tweet a day from today until March 4. Tweets about writing, the publishing world, authors, books, whatever you think other writers would be interested in. Include the hashtag #TonsOfTweets. If you'd like me -- or anyone else reading today's post -- to enjoy your writing tweets leave your twitter tag below. You can follow me at #wordsbywebb

And let the Tons of Tweets begin!

Jodi Webb is a writer, WOW blog tour manager, and attempting to improve her tweeting skills. Stop by her blog Words by Webb or #WordsByWebb.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Julie Luek said...

Keep us posted on Tons of Tweet month! Social media is a tricky time-sucker to negotiate.

5:18 AM  
Blogger Julie Jordan Scott said...

I love this idea. I'm going to give it a go and let others know about it, too. YAY!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jo said...

I'm going to try this. I don't know much about Tweeter, but I am @NancyClarkVA. I can't yet find Jodi Webb, but I did include #TonsOfTweets in my tweet.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Margo Dill said...

Love this! I'm @Margo_L_Dill. I just sent a #tonsoftweets from WOW!'s too. We are @womenonwriting

THANKS, Jodi!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jodi Webb said...

I'm adding everybody -- I think I already have you Margo. You can find we @wordsbywebb

4:58 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Great idea, Jodi!

5:39 PM  

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