Jennifer Lyon


Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Do Witches Twitter?

twitterWhat do you guys think of Twitter? Are you all sending out Tweets?

What do you say? Who do you follow? Why?

I’m really curious. And yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll sign up eventually. But most of you know how bad I am at Facebook!

I sure as heck don’t want to be the author that has a Twitter Temper Tantrum. Although authors can always find a place for public ATTs (Author temper tantrums) over reviews on Amazon and various blogs over reviews several times a year.

So tell me, do you Twitter?

21 comments to “Do Witches Twitter?”

  1. Dru
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 7:10 am · Link

    I twitter, but I facebook more. I also have selective twitter that I choose what gets posted to facebook.

    I tweet about simple stuff like the books I’m reading, how hot it is outside, if anything is exciting to me that I want to share. Remember in twitter you only have 140 characters to use.



  2. Mandi
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 7:12 am · Link

    I’m completely addicted to twitter. I signed up when I started my blog and there are so many fun book people on there. It is like an entire world out there…you should definitely sign up! It is so much fun!!



  3. B.E. Sanderson
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 7:41 am · Link

    I’m avoiding Twitter. I’m afraid once I get started, I’ll spend all my time twittering. It’s hard enough to get words on the page some days without added distractions.



  4. Margaret A. Golla
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 7:42 am · Link

    I don’t Tweet. I already waste too much time blog hopping and Farmville on Facebook.



  5. Ban
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 8:21 am · Link

    Yeah – I refuse to tweet … aside from the time suck factor, I’d rather blog or FB where I can interact on a deeper level.
    I do not deny there are benefits and some really neat people out there on Twitter but … it’s not for me.



  6. Erika
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:03 am · Link

    I don’t twitter. I refuse. I love FB, I like the games and whatnot, but I refuse to Twitter. Only 140 characters? What the heck? How am I suppose to be cute and funny with only 140 characters? GEEZ!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link

    Dru, it sounds easy, I should try it.



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:17 am · Link

    Mandi, I know I should! It’s just finding the time to get it all set up.



  9. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:18 am · Link

    B.E., that’s always been my motto–write the books not everywhere else. But these days, it’s important to stay connected.



  10. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:19 am · Link

    Margaret, I’ve avoided all games and distractions on Facebook so far. I’m assuming Farmville a game or community on FB?



  11. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:20 am · Link

    Ban, but if everyone is doing it, are we missing out?



  12. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:21 am · Link

    Erika, trust me, you are funny in any character count! But yeah, there’s only so much time and energy right?



  13. Erika
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 10:34 am · Link

    Exactly! And just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right.

    I can’t believe I just said that. I sound like my mother. ACK!



  14. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    Erika, how did your mother get on the blog? :-) :-)



  15. Erika
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 11:04 am · Link

    She’s crafty! Where do you think I got my powers?



  16. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 11:11 am · Link

    Good point! Good to know she raised her daughter right!



  17. Silver James
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Hi. My name is Silver and I tweet.

    Actually, I can stay away from it but it’s fun to check in periodically see what’s going on in twitverse. I follow a bunch of authors, some industry professionals, and friends. I tend to “retweet” more than do original tweets, though you’ll see those on my facebook. Retweeting is passing along good news and announcements from the people you follow. Social media is the new hot thing and just one more marketing tool to use, as well as a way to stay in quick touch. It’s almost as good as magic. ;)

    I’m silverwriter on twitter if anyone wants to follow me. :D



  18. Amanda
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I have a twitter but I mainly just follow and most of the people I follow are author’s that I read. I do have my twitter linked to my WeRead on facebook so it updates each time I start or finish a book. :-) I really enjoy being able to follow the author’s that I read.



  19. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Silver, you make a compelling argument! When I get on Twitter, I will follow you!



  20. Jen Lyon
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      · August 20th, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Amanda, I would definitely be interested in hearing other people’s opinions on books! (I mean purely as a reader, not as an author)



  21. witchy
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      · August 30th, 2009 at 8:48 am · Link

    lol I twitter. Some times I love it, other times, ah-so. But I only drop on to facebook, once in a while.
    When I twitter, I’m like Silver (and I’m going to look you up Silver!) I tweet about books I’m reading, frustrations, odds and ends of a boring ho hum life :D
    I do have a hook up from my blog to my twitter, but I have the option, to turn that off or on. (so that if I just blog a short vent, it doesn’t necessarily show up as a tweet)
    I love getting the announcements that an author just finished their book, editor approved, etc when some of my fav authors twitter. (or ellen, she’s so funny)
    Any way. My copper on tweeting :D



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