I‘ve been using Twitter since July 2009, so it’s interesting to look back and see what I’ve learned over those six years. I remember being mystified about the point of Twitter and wondering why anyone could be bothered to share 140 character observations. I am still bemused by some tweets I see – although every once in a while you see something touching, poignant or funny.
For authors, Twitter is a relatively easy way to connect with readers around the world and share news of your work. Twitter can be fun and is also a useful way to keep pace with the rapidly developing world of online publishing and understand other authors. I can easily understand how some people find it addictive – but setting a simple ten minutes a day limit takes care of the impact on your writing. Here are my top ten tips: