Today’s task is super easy. Now that you’re on Facebook, you’re going to need another blue buddy. Yes, I’m talking about Twitter. It seems like the two social media sites are inseparable these days, and if you’re a writer you should have at least one. Here are Bob’s instructions for:
Day 4 of the Challenge
Open a Twitter account.
It takes less than 5 minutes to sign up, so have it: Twitter.com. If you already have a Twitter account then kudos to you. But if you’re new to tweeting, like me, the site’s features can be a bit confusing.
So, here are a few of the basics for anyone just signing up to Twitter:
- Make your profile appealing (pick a nice background).
- Add a nice bio and photo.
- Write your first Tweet.
- Follow a few interesting people.
- Learn about hashtags, re-tweets, and direct messages (see the links below).
As a newbie, I also found these how-to articles helpful:
- How to Use Twitter
- 15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About
- 40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers
- 100+ of the Best Authors on Twitter
It’s important to keep your account alive by tweeting at least a few times a week. Twitter is a great way to build a network, make friends, self-promote, and stay up to date on just about any subject. Having an account will come in handy as you continue to build your platform.
Get ready for Day 5. You’re going to need a magnifying glass.