Top 10 Twitter Tips

Joanne Guidoccio

I’m thrilled to welcome Soul Mate author Linda O’Connor to the Power of 10 series. Today, Linda shares Twitter tips and her latest release, Perfectly Planned.

Here’s Linda!

lindaoconnorI love Twitter! It’s fast and fun and can be used to share ideas, educate, promote, and connect. I’m slowly building my following and thought I’d share ten tips I’ve learned!

1. Follow freely. It’s not like Facebook where you follow only close friends and family. Keep your number of follows slightly lower than your followers. Never pay to get followers.

2. Unfollow people who don’t follow you back after 1 week. Seems harsh I know, but you want to generate followers who are interested in you. People aren’t notified who’s unfollowing them, so they won’t take it personally (and you shouldn’t either).

3. Keep the ratio of helpful tweets to shameless promotion to 3:1. The helpful tweets can be retweets…

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Loglines and Laughter – Happy Mother’s Day

A lot of great things have happened since I started writing 5 years ago. I feel like my brain’s expanded with all the stuff I’ve learned, I’ve met some really fun, talented authors (like the group at Soul Mate Publishing), and I’ve scraped the surface of the 21st century social media craze by joining Facebook and Twitter (still have a way to go with Instagram). I’m feeling pretty proud of myself! But the best moment by far happened recently. My teenage son came home from school and mentioned that he had learned about loglines in drama class. AND I KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT!!

question-mark-1119854_1920Now this may not seem like much to other people, but most of the time when my son is talking to me, he’s telling me about what happened to his character in a scrim or game he’s played online. I do a lot of smiling…

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Tales of the Heart PreOrder Sale!

red tuque dark redHey Kingstonians  – If you are interested in pre-ordering a copy of Tales of the Heart, the Short Story Anthology with the winning entries for 2015, I can offer you a discount!! The winning authors can pre-order copies of the Anthology for $12.00 each (tax and shipping included), if the order and money is received by July 1st. After that, Tales of the Heart (including the 2nd place story, That Moment, by moi) will cost $23.75. Luckily it’s Canadian dollars 🙂

The books will be shipped to me so you have to live in Kingston so I can get the book to you. If you’re interested, please let me know by July 1st!