I’m still exploring all the social media sites available, and am fairly new to Twitter. In fact, I was reluctant to join Twitter, and did so because a) I have a novel to market, and b) my publisher requested it. I’m glad I did. I’ve met some fantastic people.
A few weeks ago, I unexpectedly stumbled across a Twitter chat taking place, called storycraft, and quickly learned this was a great group of like-minded twitter folks all chatting about something we have in common: the many different aspects of writing. I came away from the chat with new twitter friends, valuable information, and a lot of differing perspectives. Every week it’s a new topic, and I’ve been back every week. For me, it’s like meeting a Sunday crowd for a good chat, and I look forward to it. Twitter has many different chats going on all the time. Those taking part use hashtags (#) and the name of the group to follow whichever chat they want.
Twitter chats are a great way to connect with other people who share the same interests, have the same questions, and can provide you with interesting insight. It helps increase your Twitter following with folk you would actually want to follow back. I’ve found other mystery authors through these chats whose books I’d like to read. Hopefully, some of them want to read mine. If you’re not already using Twitter to grow your online presence and build a network, you should. Thanks Twitter.