I didn’t at first. When I started out, I didn’t have any
books out and only a few of my friends were following me. I treated it like a
mini-blog at the time. I think I had twenty followers, or something like that.
It was small, whatever the number was.
After a while, I lost interest and stopped. I still liked to
follow tweets from others, but I stopped tweeting.
When I started publishing books on my own, my friends told
me that I should reconnect with Twitter. It can be a great marketing tool. So,
I grumbled and forced myself back on. Then, I started getting followed by
fellow authors and suddenly I was in triple digits.
Big whoop, I know. But for somebody who only had twenty
following him at the time, that’s a pretty big fucking number!
Now that I’ve become more comfortable on Twitter, I find
myself having fun on it. Too much
fun, perhaps. While I do plug my books here and there, I mostly just write a
bunch of nonsensical tweets. They range anywhere from corny to downright
random. I’m not sure if I’m really entertaining anybody out there, but I know I’m
enjoying the hell out of it!
Maybe the main reason why I love to tweet more than do
actual blogging is because I can be random with it. I don’t have to have an
agenda for the day. I don’t have to put deep thought into what I’m going to
write. I just throw it out there. If it gets a laugh, cool. If not, no biggie.
I try not to have my page look like nothing but tweets with links in them. Not
trashing anybody who does that. If it’s working for you, groovy. I just know
for me personally, I tend to tune out when I see nothing but links and promoting.
So I do my best to avoid that on my page. I’ll plug a few times, don’t get me
wrong, but for the most part I try to tweet about things that aren’t necessarily
tied to my writing and books.
I come off as a goofball… because I am a goofball. And proud of it, dammit!
Twitter is probably a better representation of me than any
blog entry I end up writing. When I blog, I feel like I have to have an agenda.
That there has to be a reason for me writing a particular entry. And it’s
hardly ever random, which is sad. I don’t know why I feel like it always has to
be about my writing and books on here when I don’t do the same on Twitter.
After all, you can only take so much when it comes to
listening to somebody talk about writing and their current projects. That doesn’t
really give you a good insight into the person. If you just went by my blog
entries here, you’d think all I did was write and try to sell books when that’s
the furthest thing from the truth.
Is there a reason for this blog entry? Honest answer? No. I
just thought I’d be completely random today, much like I am on Twitter. There’s
no reason why I can’t have fun on here like I do on Twitter. The only person
preventing that from happening is me.