I joined the Twitterverse today.
Everyone says you kind of have to, and I get it: name recognition is important. Someday, somewhere, someone will be scrolling through Amazon Fantasy titles and see my name and think “Hey, I follow her on Twitter and she’s not a total idiot!” and then maybe 1% of the people who do that and think that will actually buy a book.
That’s how the reasoning goes, anyway.
I am not so sure that really works, or, even if it does work, that it will make a real difference. Right now, most of the people following me are my Facebook friends who are already well aware that I write. They see those occasional (well, hopefully, they read them as “occasional”) posts about the books: where you can buy them what they are about, and where you can see reviews about them.
Of course, if I say something about the books and someone retweets that, and someone who follows them decides to check them out…
Sometimes it feels as though I live in a vast echo-chamber and all I hear are my own dreams and desires bouncing back at me.
And then, like the other day, a complete stranger, unconnected to anyone I know, buys, reads and REVIEWS one of my books.
You cannot imagine the dizzying delight when that happens.
I’m just going to go bask in the reflected sunlight now. See you later.