Writers

10 Things Writers Shouldn’t Say In A DM

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The Twitter direct message (DM) is something that’s an integral part of a social media platform.  It’s an opportunity to reach out and connect with someone else because they have FOLLOWED YOU.  I’ve mentioned before that I have an auto DM intended to start a conversation: Thanks for the follow!  So are you reader, writer, […]

Tools

Twitter Tools

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My Twitter following has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year.  I’m up to nearly 3,000 followers, acquired mostly through using the methods taught by the Indie Book Collective.  They’ve got free workshops explaining how to do it, if you’re interested. Anyway, part and parcel of that is the autofollow–that is, following everybody […]

Me on Indie Publishing

Bit.ly Love

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I had a really good day yesterday.  After a lot of whining and whinging and bleh, it feels good to say that.  I finished a whole lecture, added questions to 2 chapters of test banks.  Read a fair chunk of Linger.  It was just generally a really positive kind of day.  How refreshing! So last […]

Musings

10 Signs You Are A Twitter Addict

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You turn on Twitter before you have ingested your caffeine of choice in the morning. If you have a random question, you turn to Twitter before you Google. At least 50% of your incoming email consists of Twitter follow notifications, Tweetlater announcements, or Twitter direct message notifications. You begin abbreviating words in email or IM […]

Musings

10 Favorite Ways To Procrastinate

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I’ve got a 225 page document full of legalese to plow through for the Evil Day Job today, so it’s just a quick post of my top 10 (in no particular order) ways to procrastinate during working hours. Twitter: I’m late to the Twitter movement, but it’s strangely addictive. Checking blog stats Actually blogging at […]

Musings

The Twitter Bug

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So a few months back, I signed up for Twitter.  I installed some kind of plugin to my hosted WordPress blog that was supposed to automatically “tweet” my blog posts for me as I made them, and that’s about the last time I thought of it.  Then I discovered Plinky, a delightful procrastination tool, which […]