The #ArtOfTwitter: A Twitter Guide with 114 Powerful Tips for Artists, Authors, Musicians, Writers, and Other Creative Professionals by Daniel Parsons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The #ArtofTwitter by Daniel Parsons is a useful guide to writers, artists and musicians that want to build a following on this social media platform. The book is laid out to benefit both the beginning Twitter user and those of us who have been around on the site for awhile.
The book provides a wide range of helpful tips on how to build, maintain and interact with your followers. I've been on the site for years and still found this useful to help me tweak the way I currently interact with users and how I can continue to build and audience. Each chapter covers a different topic and provides a helpful checklist at the end to give yourself a quick rundown of the steps you can take to further your Twitter presence.
It also talks about the apps and tools you can use to help manage it all. The author discusses ManageFlitter in detail, though I personally use CrowdFire (and there are many other tools like this out there that perform the same tasks). I actually logged into CrowdFire this morning and discovered one thing that I had been overlooking—following inactive accounts. I was surprised how many are still on my follow list, and now I know how to correct the situation.
The only (very small) drawback to this book is that it has one outdated aspect—Twitter does now allow you to apply for verification so you can get your little blue badge, letting users know that it's really you. Other than that, it was an excellent guide to Twitter.
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