I was perusing She Reads–a great book blog, by the way–and came across the humorous tweets of general market author, Deanna Raybourn.
I wish I could tweet funny stuff.
I mostly fill my feed with Scripture — which I love — and Buckeye football. Along with writerly tweets. Informational stuff. You know, borrring.
Here’s a Deanna tweet. Funny right?
So how do I get to write funny tweets? Or pithy author bios?
Like this one, from the author of The Royal We.
Heather Cocks is a die-hard sports fan; a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K.; a Notre Dame grad; a Diet Coke addict; possibly the reincarnated soul of Elvis Presley, who died the exact day she was born; a sandwich advocate; and a former producer of several seasons of America’s Next Top Model.
I mean, I’m a sports fan. I like Diet Coke. And sandwiches? Totally my thing! Come on, it’s like we were separate at birth minus the Elvis part.
Yet I feel dull and boring when I read tweets and bios like these.
Then there’s the wise and wonderful set who fill the cyber world with life changing wisdom in 140 characters or less. I’ve come up with a few good ones now and then. But usually don’t know it and therefore can’t tweet it. Ha!
On my Facebook Page, my trusty and very amazing media assistant, Renee Smith, has created some great memes. She asked for favorite scripture verses from my Likers.
We posted those for six weeks. Those worked really well.
She does quotes from C.S. Lewis and Cory Ten Boom. One uncredited quote about watching our words reached 14,000,000. Yea, wild.
A quote from Michael Jordan reached 8,000,000.
And it started to build a brand on my Facebook.
In the mix, we post book news and memes with books quotes. My goal is to make the Page a place where people stop to get a word of encouragement. To read truth. Get a laugh.
I’m not pithy. Maybe I’m semi-witty. But I can’t woo with my tweets. Yet I can be a source of help and information. A source of Inspiration.
There’s my sweet spot.
Social media can be a tricky river to navigate. It’s a fast moving rapid in which you have to paddle fast.
Author Jennifer Weiner made a mark in Twitterland with her quirky and rabid tweets about The Bachelor.
I try to follow along with The Voice, tweeting, building relationships but it’s such a quick tweeting process I feel lost in the shuffle.
The point is, social media is vast. Try to find what you think works best for you. Follow the tips provided by the experts but look to add your personality to your posts.
That’s how the world gets to know you.
I like this Deanna Raybourn just based on her tweets. I think we could hang if we ever met up at an author event.
Don’t get frustrated. Be patient. Stay with it.
Here’s a parting Deanna tweet.