Twitter Monster (noun): A person who knows the ins and outs of Twitter. They are also known for tweeting like nobody’s business. See also: Twitter addict: @call_me_bookish
I’m not a celebrity. I’m not a published author. I’m not even a social media guru. However, I’ve somehow conned my way into the hearts (hopefully) and Twitter feeds of over 3,250 people. I’ve become a bonafide Twitter Monster without autofollowing, automating welcome messages, using paid Twitter tools, or even giving out iPads!
Let’s face facts, Twitter IS complicated. Between the technical components, etiquette, and — let’s not forget — lexicon, it’s a wonder that we all plowed through long enough to learn the rules. That’s why I NEVER mind helping fledgling tweeters when they DM (Direct Message) me with their Twitter questions.
Since I’ve hit the 3,000 follower mark, those questions have tripled! They’re often the same questions, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced queries. (Occasionally, they’re so advanced that I have to do some Google research before I can adequately answer). While I can’t teach you how to Dougie, I can certainly teach you how to Twitter.
Enter “Teach Me How to Twitter,” a new blog post series! Every Wednesday (yes, in honor of #WW AKA #WriterWednesday), I’ll post a new Twitter lesson. I’ll cover everything from “Making the Most Out of Hashtags” to “MiscelLaneous Questions” (“Where do my DMs go once they disappear?” Hint: You better be careful because they DO NOT get deleted when they disappear!).
In regard to my most seasoned Tweeps, I’ve learned a lot while researching these posts. I thought that I was the biggest, baddest Twitter Monster out there, but, as it turns out, I had a lot to learn. I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m betting that you do too!
If you have ANY Twitter questions, please DM me @call_me_bookish. Don’t worry, I won’t use your name / Twitter handle on my blog or Twitter feed! Comments and topic suggestions are also warmly welcomed!