Have you discovered the power of Twitter?
This week I've received a couple of messages from writers who are excited about using Twitter to make connections.
One writer tweeted his annoyance about a magazine editor who seemed to be ignoring him; the editor got in touch right away.
A new writer asked whether a company was a legitimate buyer of writing services -- and yes, the marketing manager got in touch.
People might not respond to email (often your messages end up in a Junk folder), or they just never find the time to respond, but they usually respond to tweets which mention their company name.
In this article, Angela Booth's Writing Blog: Freelance Writing: 5 Reasons You Should Be Tweeting I wrote about the power of your tweets:
"Twitter Helps You to Make Connections and Contact People Fast Once people know you exist, and what you write, they need a way to get in touch with you -- fast. Like most freelance writers who are visible online, I get many offers of writing gigs which I don't have the time to accept. (Note: lots of job offers are a benefit of online reach.) So if I'm aware of you, and that you might be a good fit with someone who needs a writer, I'll let you know, often via Twitter."If you're new to Twitter, yes, it can be frustrating, but you'll pick up the rudiments quickly, and you may be amazed at the results you get from your simple tweets. Follow me on Twitter.