When anyone asks what my favorite social platform is (outside of Medium, of course!), I answer with Twitter. Sure, Twitter has received its fair share of bad press lately, but it’s still my favorite for connecting directly with people. As writers, it’s also a fantastic tool for connecting with and building an audience.
I also like Twitter because of the required brevity. Yes, you can go on a tweetstorm or create a thread, but at its core, Twitter is about keeping it simple. There’s something magical about fully conveying your thought in 280 characters or less.
Consider Twitter a two-way road. Don’t just post out into the void. Connect with people; engage in conversation; share other people’s work you enjoy. The more you do these things, the more your own audience grows. This helps when sharing your own work.
How do you use Twitter to market yourself and your writing?