Happy whatever day it is everyone! I have mixed my days up twice recently due to the lockdown and isolation. I think many days are merging into one. I’m so thankful of all of my writing friends and blog followers, who are keeping me writing, posting and sane!
Today’s post is about Twitter and pinned posts. I really enjoy interacting with people on Twitter, but unless you are actually chatting and networking there, it’s probably a bit of a waste of your time. I have noticed lately that a lot of people leave a pinned tweet for a long time. A pinned tweet, is the first tweet you see when you open someone else’s page on Twitter. There is an option to ‘pin’ any of your own original tweets to the top of your profile page.
Many think that if you leave this pinned tweet, then it collects retweets and the numbers of retweets look good if they are high. The problem with this, is that if someone like me, (who often visits the pages of my Twitter followers and likes to Rt their work), has to scroll through lots of tweets to find one about their work, I give up and move on. I can retweet the pinned tweet, but if I have already done this, I can’t do it again. This is such a wasted opportunity. I always update my pinned tweet at least once a week, but often every few days or hours. That way, anyone visiting my Twitter page has fresh content at the top of my page, that they don’t have to page down or waste their time looking for. Everyone has busy schedules and this saves them time and makes the opportunity of a new retweets more possible for me.
Check out some Twitter feeds you know and see if you agree. You can find my page here @Lizzie_Chantree It’s full of bookish news and chat.
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