(We recently discussed why you need a Facebook Author page, HERE)
It almost always has a picture, so armed with that information, I send the highest rated tweet, or the most liked one, or most retweeted, to my Instagram account. (I send my blog post automatically to my Facebook author page. Make things easy on yourself if you can.)
Today, on a whim, I looked at probably the last 30 or 45 days of tweets. OK, I was avoiding getting on the treadmill, I admit it.
There are some tweets that get bounced around the cybersphere and end up getting 3000 and 4000 impressions because they’re still going strong weeks and weeks later.
RT that crap!
(Learn what famous authors do HERE)
It’s not hugely important, but it’s not a bad idea to look at those every once in a while – and look at what your top 10 tweets were over last 90 days combined or so, to see what they have in common and create new tweets that are geared like the really popular ones.
They’ll do well with have almost zero time investment on a busy day.
Surprisingly, we are about to have another record Twitter traffic day today because of a picture I tweeted out from Sea World yesterday. A lot of people liked it, about 60 of them, and favorited it or retweeted it, but a lot of other people did not like it and were Sea World-bashing with that same picture. (Sad but true. They could not let a five year old girl enjoy a dolphin, they had to say to Sea World murders babies. Go figure.) Expect some puppy pics or more dolphins soon, when I’m swamped.
Anyway, over the last 90 days, some of the other high-volume tweets were very simple messages with a nice little picture that got a lot of people to follow me on Twitter or check out my website.
That’s something you should look into.
Whatever social media (SM) you enjoy, at east copy it onto one you feel like you should be using and have some sort of presence there. If it starts to work, I guarantee you’ll like that SM more.
(Stay motivated! HERE are some thoughts on how.)
Positive reinforcement works on us author types.
Get after it. It’s pretty simple. If I can figure it out, so can you.
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