TWITTER Work-out From just 30 minutes a day.
Recently I’ve been working hard to increase my readership and Twitter following, here is what has been working for me.
Blog – When you write a blog post add Hashtags and Twitter @ Handles in the title, it makes them SUPER easy to share.
Twitter– When you write your tweets always use Hashtags and Twitter Handles.
Search for an author/guest twitter Handle on Twitter, or Goodreads (under their Author info) or Amazon bio.
TIP – Authors, make your Twitter handle easy to find, make it as close to your pen-name as possible, make sure you have a profile on Goodreads and Amazon (Profiles need to be added to each different Amazon site you wish to be found on)
SHARING IS CARING – Building your audience and your platform requires SHARING. Make every tweet and share WORK. ADD Hashtags and Twitter handles to ALL the posts YOU share. YES is takes a little effort but get into a routine and it becomes easier. Others will then share your Tweets. In RETURN you must start sharing more, aim for 10-20 shares each time you go on social media.
Tip – when possible work from a computer where you can have several tabs open at once then you can search Twitter or Goodreads for the info you need easily.
One step further – For everyone who directly shares your post or tweet on twitter, go share one of theirs, often they have a tweet pinned to the top of their profile page, share this one.
Pinned Tweets – Keep your profile pinned tweet FRESH – seeing a pin with a date which is six months old is boring. Change them weekly at least.
Post on a Sunday and make sure your blog title contains the Hashtag #SundayBlogShare this is a big blog share day and gets lots of views. Tweet your post with the Hashtag, re-share other posts you have done throughout the week and add this Hashtag too.
Remember to search and share 10- 20 other posts you like which use the Hashtag. Twitter is all about the Re-Tweet.
Tip – follow those who share your post and follow those whose new posts you choose to share
#WeekendBlogHop #WeekendBlogShare are also useful.
Monday posts can use the #MondayBlogs if your post is about writing, BUT you are asked not to use it for any book promotion, be it reviews, cover reveals offers etc
Use #TuesdayBookBlog (created by the Rosie’s Book Review Team) for all your Tuesday BLOG posts about books, all we ask is that it isn’t a straight link to the Amazon page, it must be from a blog post which includes more than the book cover, book description and buying links. It can be reviews, interviews, guest posts etc. We help share relevant posts.
Use #wwwblogs (Women writing Wednesday) for blog posts written or about women.
Thursday can be a quiet day, I use #IndieThursday for book reviews from Indie authors.
I use #FridayReads to share books I’m reading, have read or am going to read, plus I share book posts from others and add this hashtag.
Saturdays can be used for #ArchiveDay any post you’ve posted previously can be re-shared using this Hashtag today.
Also #WeekendBlogHop and #WeekendBlogShare can be used and shared from today.
Your time is valuable – make it work, don’t get bogged down and distracted by non-relevant posts and Tweets in your 30 min work-out. Make a note of any of interest and return later in your leisure time.
Find me @rosieamber1