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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Inspired by the President and Hemingway


Our illustrious Commander in Chief has inspired me to try a new marketing campaign for building my platform and increasing followers. Figure I'd jump on the proverbial bandwagon and find out what all the fuss is about. I mean, if he can tweet, then so can I. 
(Take a breath here--because my Tweets won't have anything to do with those tweets.)

 I’ll be sharing uplifting and inspiring quotes written by famous people and since I’m fairly good at writing one-liners, I’ll be sharing my sense of humor through short, silly jokes or witty remarks with the main purpose of making people smile. For free. There' no hidden agenda other than I wouldn't mind having more twittering friends. (And if you want to re-use something I wrote, please give me credit for writing it.)

My thinking is that since Twitter’s all a-flutter with high anxiety--thought I’d try the happiness approach--thereby creating more interest in my writing--naturally generating more blog readers. And who knows? Maybe I will receive some financial gravy as in book sales and writing assignments too. It can't hurt to try, right?

Although I’ve used Twitter for years, it never seemed like a serious place for an author. After all, what writer wants to be limited to 140 characters? Oh wait scratch that-- I guess Hemingway could have posted his six-word bestseller: 
  “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”


Anyway, follow me at Eve@Eve Gaal for some comic relief. When I can’t come up with anything funny, then it will be a serious quote like the one I just posted on Twitter from one of our greatest Presidents-Abraham Lincoln: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."

Do you use Twitter? How does it help you? 

9 comments:

  1. I just used Twitter to promote your post. Now just wait for the onslaught of readers coming your way based on my recommendation.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Arlee. I figured the title might bring some hate mail too. Lol

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  2. For whatever reason, I seem to get a lot of independent musicians following me.

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    1. You are a stellar photographer and writer and they might need some publicity for a gig. 😎

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  3. I do use Twitter, but not as often as I should. I use it to share blog posts.

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    1. That has been the extent of my foray into Twitter but like I said above, this crazy administration has inspired me. LOL

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  4. I do use Twitter, but I've found that I get the most responses/follows when I use those anti-Trump hashtags. I don't share too many Buy My Book tweets these days, because I discovered I was losing followers if I had too many of them.

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    1. Buy my book tweets haven't really worked too well for me either. They do seem to work for some people.

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  5. I Tweeted. I thought we were following each other, but I'll check.

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