Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Social Media and Marketing

Posted: February 28, 2011 in General
Tags: , ,

It is the advent of social media that has allowed the indie writing scene to take off – being able to spread the word to a huge audience is a boon that not long ago was never available. Being able to find – and talk with – potential fans all over the world is what made has allowed some authors to really make a success of their writing.

Of course at times it can seem to big, but that is part of the uniqueness of the internet.

I’m slowly getting myself set up out there.

I have been on twitter for some time – as @mistandshadows – but have now started to branch out.

I now have a public facebook page and a facebook author page. (I also have a private one for family and close friends, but this is for general public use.)

And I am also on goodreads, which I really need to get back to updating. I am slowly going through my rather large collection and adding to it.

So if you use any of those services come and say hi.

Joining Twitter

Posted: March 10, 2009 in General
Tags: , , ,

I’ve finally gone and joined Twitter, though it did take a while. I am, oddly, a mix of both technophile and technophobe and also heavily cynical towards bandwagons and the next big things.

On the technophile side I’ve been using computers since the early 80’s and the internet since the early 90s – my current computer is something of a beast, specifically bought as a high end gaming computer. I am also always interested in hearing of new scientific and technologial discoveries.

On the ‘phobe side, it took me the longest time to get a mobile phone, and then only because I needed it for work. Even now it is still an extremely basic model – can’t take photos or movies or has colour screen or anything like that. Likewise things like Facebook, Twitter, etc I tend to sheer away from.

But I have been convinced that Twitter may be a useful tool to have for my writing so I am giving it a go.

There is a very basic feed of it on the sidebar – apparently wordpress doesn’t support the Twitter badge properly, so at some stage I will have to look into ways to improve the look of what is there.

Anyhow, feel free to peruse it, even though there may not be much happening on it for a while.