Changing My Twitter Tactics

Twitter and Angry Birds (Yahoo Image Search)

Twitter and Angry Birds (Yahoo Image Search)

So, I’m trying something new with Twitter.  My old plan was that I post every 3-6 hours and do retweets in-between.  A very active plan that required me stopping what I was doing to make sure I put stuff between the tweets.  Kind of rough to think of so many fun tweets too.  Never sure if that was helpful or not though.  It allowed people to retweet me more than once a day, but I don’t know if it ever turned into sales.  A lot of work for not much payoff?  Hard to continue especially at this time of year and things kept crumbling in my hands.

The new plan is the following:

  1. Schedule a tweet for 12 AM.  Stays at top while I’m asleep as long as Hootsuite does what it’s supposed to.
  2. Pin the tweet when I wake up.  Locked in for the day.
  3. Retweet throughout the day with no feeling of having to rush before a new tweet turns up.
  4. Repeat.

This is a lot easier to maintain, but I’m not sure if this helps me get exposure.  The books are limping like they’ve done all year.  Not to mention we’re talking about a long series, which has a curse of having fewer sales for every book.  Charms of the Feykin hasn’t even hit 100 yet, which has me worried.  We all know the reasons behind my focus on this, so I won’t go into that rant.

Overall, this month is going to be low key.  Easier tweet pattern, nothing much beyond ‘Raven’s Game’ on the blog, and me just trying to make some progress on the other projects.  God help me, I don’t even know how to fit the editing of Chasing Bedlam into this.  Hard to get motivated since the first book is still dead in the water.  I loved writing it, but seems I’m one of the few.  Be a shame to retire that series already, but I might just make it a cheap one.  I’m getting off topic.  So much going on that I can’t get a handle on these days.  Let’s end on a happy note:

Funny from Yahoo Image Search

Funny from Yahoo Image Search

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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27 Responses to Changing My Twitter Tactics

  1. N. N. Light says:

    Great Twitter plan, Charles. Sorry about the sales on the series. Have you ever thought about doing a couple of stand alone books. I read something last week about readers not liking series at the moment. Just something to think about. 🙂


    • I considered it, but that means walking away from the series and taking the risk of it never getting finished. I don’t really have anything set up for stand alone books either, which is a problem. Nothing beyond a few notes, so it would take months to get anywhere. Given that I’m getting at least one weekly reminder that I have to ‘make a decision’ by the end of the year, I can’t really attempt that path.

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    • Forgot that I wouldn’t have Jason as a cover artist on those too. We’re only doing Legends of Windemere together, so I’d have to hunt down someone for that and deal with the ‘not Jason’ effect. Put myself in a pretty rough spot until the series is done.

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  2. Sounds like a timesaving plan. I should consider something similar.


  3. Sounds good. I’m trying to get the hang of a pinned tweet. Good luck on this.


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    Do you have a Twitter Strategy.. Charles Yallowitz shares his new process…how about heading over and sharing yours.

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  6. L. Marie says:

    That definitely sounds wise. I’m barely on Twitter, so you’re doing way better than I am at Tweeting.


  7. Tina Frisco says:

    Hope you’ll post a followup, Charles, and let us know the results.


  8. Rae Cowie says:

    It’s too easy to get lost in the wonderful ‘rabbit hole’ of Twitter!


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