Do You Twitter Your Reviews?

Posted April 22, 2015 by Marsha in Discussion Post / 8 Comments

twitter birdWhile I haven’t been living in a cave recently – I know full well that I should be using Twitter more often than I have been.

So my goal is to get more comfortable and more active on Twitter when it comes to my book blogs.  I certainly don’t think my every thought should be bombarding Twitter – but when a new review goes up I should be promoting these books by letting folks know about them.

I hesitate and that has been my downfall with Twitter.  I really need to just jump in and see the results.

No one wants to feel stupid when trying new stuff, so I did what I always do when faced with a challenge – I researched it and read like crazy.  And I found = Twitter for Dummies.  Perfect!  The “for Dummies” brand has just about anything and everything available so why not Twitter, too?

The article gave me some good, solid basic information.  But I’d love to know more.

How do you use Twitter for your book review blogs?  Do you tweet every review?  Every event?  How much is too much?

I’m certain I’m not the only one to not be using Twitter as well as I could be.  So you Twitter experts out there – what’s your suggestions on how to best use Twitter for getting the word out about amazing novels, authors and blogs?  I’d really love to know.

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8 responses to “Do You Twitter Your Reviews?

  1. I recently found the best plugin ever (if you use wordpress) that I don’t know how it escaped me for so long: Jetpack. You can connect the biggest social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+) and then when you schedule your posts it lets you write up what goes in the tweet or facebook status (including hashtags and twitter handles). It’s AWESOME. Plus Jetpack has a great site stat program and share buttons and a ton of other things, all of which are FREE.
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  2. Marcy

    *smacks forehead* I have Jetpack and I’ve never looked into the social media of it – which I will do right now.

    Thanks Jessica for this gem. I need to make better use of this plugin.

  3. I tweet all of my posts on Twitter. Plus I also go and share other bloggers posts on there as well. I get a fair amount of followers on twitter this way and a fair amount of traffic from it too. Using # tags and twitter handles to alert the author of your review is a great way to help spread the word about your blog. Especially if that review is a good one.
    I also use the jetpack plugin as well.
    Sharon recently posted…Cloak of Shadows by CK Dawn – ReviewMy Profile

    • Marcy

      Thank you, Sharon for all that good information. Like anything else, I just have to become comfortable with it – then I won’t think twice about it.

      I was watching a simple thank you tweet of mine yesterday to a publishing house for some help someone gave me and watched it bounce from favorited to retweet and thought.. why am I not using this better!

  4. Twitter is not my friend! lol I’m not a huge fan of it but I do use it for tweeting reviews. I have the blog set up so that when a post goes live it auto tweets it for me. My FB posts are set up the same way and as soon as I post to FB that is then tweeted. So it *LOOKS* like I’m posting and rocking the twitter but really I’m in my comfort zone and jus thave to go over if someone tweets at me. lol
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    • Marcy

      Oh, Anna, you always rock.

      I’m discovering the power that I should be using and since I have Jetpack I need to set this part of it up so I can auto-rock as well.

      Thank you for your information. I get the best info from within the book blogging community. Love it.

  5. I’m on Twitter and I try to use it well, but I don’t really post that much. I do post each of my reviews and posts and I have a plugin that tweets out some of my old posts. That’s about all I do! I try to be social on there but I feel like I don’t have much fun or interesting to say. So I try to reply to and retweet other peeps on there. I also hesitate and I think I need to get more involved too! I’ll follow you now as well. 🙂
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    • Marcy

      Oh twitter has been the thing I am most afraid of – and am determined to overcome. I now have a plug-in that automatically sends my posts to twitter and my facebook page.

      What I’m also doing is sending out a separate tweet @the author and @the publishing house of the book I just reviewed often with the #am reading and #name of book – that seems to be getting a little more action. I have no clue if it’s right LOL or just dumb luck but it’s something I’m trying now.

      I wish you the best of luck – Twitter is a cute little beastie. 😉