Monday, February 27, 2012

Morrill's Monday Morning Mashup - 2/27/12

MASH-UP

creative combination
or mixing of content
from different sources.

I'm back with the Mashup after a couple of weeks of Internet challenges and being out of town. I hope this week's blogs of Twitterly information will help you over the hump of Twitterphobia. After you read these articles, my best advice is "just do it." Stop twittering your thumbs over Twitter and get started. Little by little, you'll learn this very foreign language.

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This post titled "44 Essential Twitter Hashtags" by Caitlin Muir on the blog, www.AuthorMedia.Com, explains what a hashtag is, and describes how to use them effectively. Says Ms. Muir:  "Used correctly, Twitter hashtags are one of the best ways to connect with industry experts, readers, and other authors. Used incorrectly, it’s just another way to waste your precious time."


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When it comes to effectively using social media, Madison Woods is one of the best I know. She has begun an excellent and comprehensive series on the Writerly Business Plan on her blog. One of the components of that series is "Twitter as a Tool." Madison says:  "Networking is way different from selling. Marketing is not directly selling. It’s the art of making someone want whatever you are offering."

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Insatiable Booksluts. With a name like that you know you want to visit this website. And it gives you some idea that these bloggers (Susie, Rob and Amy) post information in an entertaining and informative manner, for both writers and readers. Their post on "Using Twitter to Market the Books You Wrote" provides great information on what to do, and more importantly, what NOT to do when using Twitter for marketing:  "Even super famous people with a zillion followers don’t spend all their time sitting around saying 'buy my book/watch my show/etc!' They wouldn’t have a zillion followers if they did that."



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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

A man should not
enter a house suddenly
without knocking.
               --- The Talmud

6 comments:

  1. Jan, thank you for including my link and for your pricelss endorsement!

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    1. Madison, the information (and traffic) you've shared is priceless. So, thank YOU!

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  2. Thanks for linking us! And for your very kind words about our blog :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Susie. I am enjoying your blog, and appreciate all of the great information!

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  3. Methinks the writer of the Talmud wasn't tracked by Google.

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    1. Methinks I won't argue with you on that one. :)

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