Grow Your Twitter Feed

Probably the best place for an author to promote their book online is Twitter. You are getting to literally millions of people, if you have a tweet that attracts attention and a large following.

How does one get that following fast?

Well, first of all, building your following fast will cost money. Those who have done that informed me that it wasn’t worth the money. Most of the followers they gained never once retweeted their book posts.

There is another way to gain followers, but it involved a lot of hard work and time. You have to commit to spending time on Twitter, not just retweeting but also seeking out people who are most likely to put out the word about your book.

How do I accomplish this? How did I grow my Twitter feed from approximately 300 followers almost three years ago to approaching 10,000 at the speed of light today?

First of all, I thank each and every person who retweets my tweets. Some have told me that is a waste of time, but I’ve found that people appreciate a bit of kindness, even on Twitter. They respond in kind. We get into conversations, and I’ve made quite a few new friends.

The next step is so easy that most people wonder why they’ve never tried it before. Simply use those retweeting your work for a board to find more followers. A lot of times, you’ll find a group of people retweeting your tweets multiple times. Instead of seeking out their tweets, search for an individual who you don’t recognize as one of your followers. Start retweeting their tweets. Soon, you may discover them reciprocating, and eventually the two of you will follow each other.

Twitter is a great place to meet a lot of people in a short period of time. It’s friendly to authors attempting to build a fan base, and it’s easy to learn. Using these tricks can improve your following and hoist your work to a point where people are checking it out, to see what the excitement is all about.


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