Get off to a great start on Twitter with my 4 simple tips.
(1) Get rid of the egg
Seriously. Who wants to interact with an unborn chicken?
Keeping the Twitter egg as your profile photo will make you look like a complete beginner or, even worse, give the impression you are a scammer or a troll.
Replace the egg with a personal profile picture. It’s simple to do and will make a huge difference to the number of followers you collect.
What photo should you upload? If you absolutely cannot bear the thought of having your face on Twitter, you could choose your pet, a favourite view, a flower, or something that represents you. I give some examples below: Continue reading “FOUR things a Twitter beginner MUST do.”
It is true that there have been some unfortunate Twitter events; for example the hurtful tweet sent directly to Tom Daley, informing him he had disappointed his dead father.
Why have I found the Olympics so utterly compelling this year?
Maybe it’s because I am an official Olympic Storyteller? Maybe it’s because the Games are happening on home turf? Maybe it’s because of the orchestrated build-up, and the relentless advertising, in the month’s preceding the event? Maybe it’s because TeamGB have so many real chances of medal success?
Whatever the reason, I feel involved in this Olympics in a way I never have before. Continue reading “Following the Olympics: on Twitter”
The beauty of the ‘newspaper’ is you don’t have to obsessively watch Tweets. Just read my online paper Books and Writers Daily Update
A few weeks ago I joined Twitter. I post under RuthlessTweets, because somebody else had purloined my real name.
What on earth is the point of Twitter?
I resisted joining for years.
Yes, you can waste endless hours.
And, the temptation to keep checking for new Tweets is overwhelming.
And, yes, Twittering can be the single most time-wasting experience ever.
But … Continue reading “The joys of Twitter”