Essential Reading for Twitter Users (Writers and Non-Writers)
My Rating: 5 out of 5
This books shows you how to get the best out of Twitter, with recommendations on what to do and what not to do, plus useful time saving hints.
Chapters are divided into easy to use sections, such as “The Basics“and “Advanced Strategies“. There is plenty of space within the pages to jot down notes, and the typeface is quite large which makes it very user-friendly, especially if you are using it as a guide whilst implementing the suggestions online.
NB: A marker pen is essential, if reading a paper format of this book, to highlight all the useful information that you will want to refer to again. There is a lot of it! There is no index at the back (though there is a useful glossary of terms).
Using Twitter over the last 5 months has significantly increased my blog viewings, EmmabBooks.blogspot.com , but I needed some better understanding of how Twitter really works. I am not a “Writer”, but nearly every chapter in this book is full of information and suggestions which I have found really relevant and useful to me – sites to help speed up the Tweeting process, how to spot fake Twitter accounts, staying safe and so much more is all included. There are a couple of chapters specific to book writers which I skipped.
In the week since I have bought this book I have taken up loads of Rayne Hall’s suggestions, and now have a list of others great ideas to look into. Fantastic! Thank you Rayne.
I strongly recommend this book if you are a Twitter user, or thinking of using Twitter (and the price is fantastic!). I wish I had read it before now. Find me on Twitter @EmmabBooks
I think this book is excellent, too! So many people are under the impression that all you have to do is make a profile and keep tweeting your stuff. Wrong! One thing that really helped my blog views was proper use of the hashtag days. Now, my blogs get read even when I don’t tweet them, because they get RTd so much all over the place that they keep popping up! I know you really understand the power of the retweet – it’s what Twitter’s all about 🙂
I thought the bit about the fake accounts and not wasting your time on spam profiles was really good, also.
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Okay, you sold the book AND your blog to me (through Twitter) well done. I can’t wait to read the book. Twitter has always seemed useless and a time waister to me.
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I read this book too and thought is was great. Not only did it help me use Twitter better, it helped make Twitter more fun. And somehow I think that shines through in a person’s online engagement.
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Now, I’ll have to get this book too!
Sounds great, Emma! Thanks so much for the tip
I’ve just bought this 🙂 thanks for the recommendation – I feel like I’ve been hitting my head against a brick wall with Twitter so can’t wait to dive into this and change things up.
I just ordered it. Good review!
I still – mentally if nothing else – refer back to Rayne’s book (over a yr ago). Also highly recommend! Good to have “some” ideas ‘bout spotting fake accounts 🙂
Rayne’s book cleared away the mysteries of Twitter. It helped me enormously. 🌼
Thank you for the excellent recommendation. Went right out and got the book, and already using it to improve my Twitter account.