Sep 08 2012

Things I Simply Don’t Believe

Posted by Mathias

There are just some things I simply don’t believe.  For example, someone with 100,000 followers, but who only follows 1,000 people him/her self, on Twitter chooses to follow me.  Ok, I really would like to think I am that interesting.  Really, I would.  Maybe I am.  But I’ve been to this rodeo enough to know how it is going to play out. (more…)

Aug 01 2012

10 Likely Reasons I Didn’t Follow You On Twitter

Posted by Mathias

Every day I get new followers on Twitter.  I do follow back most (>50%), but I don’t follow back many for various reasons.  Here are the 10 most likely reasons you didn’t get a follow back.

10. You’re a political hack who likes to spout off your ignorant, unresearched, unfounded thoughts on a regular basis.  Note: I’m not on Twitter to listen to such things.
9. You’re obviously just collecting Twitter followers as some sort of meaningless trophy to boost your ego (I.e. you follow 100K people and have 100K followers)
8. A look at your recent history shows you only talk about yourself, don’t RT, or converse with others.
7. Your tweets or profile make it clear you think that Christians are evil, brainwashed people.
6. You tweet 300x an hour, 20 hours a day.
5. The only thing you tweet about is SEO.
4. Your twitter icon is essentially porn.
3. Not only did you follow me, but you immediately sent me a DM making sure I know it and asking when I am going to “return the favor”.
2. Every tweet you make is “Buy my [book/product]”
1. NOTHING you say interests me.

Jul 09 2012

Here I Am … Under the Darkened Moon Update

Posted by Mathias

So, I have, I admit, been spending too much time on Twitter as of late and not doing enough editing on my novel, Under the Darkened Moon. I have been editing, just not as much as I should be. I’m nearly 75% complete with my polishing edit and, of course, after a year is when I now decide to make the main character 23 years old for the bulk of the story rather than 28. That of course means some timeline editing, etc. but nothing major.

I weighed the pros and cons and decided to make the change I have been batting around in my brain for the better part of the last six months. I give up some of the maturity aspect that the character would have had, but that is about it. Plus it makes some of my possible sequels work better by shifting the entire story ahead five years. This allows me to keep certain characters alive more plausibly than having passed to the ravages of time or being 70 years old at best. (more…)

Jun 26 2012

Please Avoid These Five Major Twitter Fails!

Posted by Mathias

Ah, yes, Twitter.  140 characters to say whatever it is that is on your mind.  But are you guilty of any of these five major Twitter fails?  Maybe it is time to rethink your life.

1. Demanding someone follow you in order for you to follow them.

Really?  You have so little that is interesting to say that you have to bribe people to follow you?  Shame.

2. Following someone, waiting for them to follow you, and then unfollowing them.

Can’t drum up followers any other way huh? (more…)

Jun 26 2012

Tuesday Morning Twitter Follower Welcomes

Posted by Mathias

Welcome to the following new followers on Twitter!

Piper Biswell‏@PiperBiswell

Master of the launguage giberish, Currently writing bad sci-fi novels, And out of touch with recent music.

Chuck Barrett‏@Chuck_Barrett

Author of award-winning thriller, THE SAVANNAH PROJECT and THE TOYMAKER. Retired air traffic controller and commercial pilot. (more…)

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Jun 25 2012

Monday Moning Twitter Welcomes

Posted by Mathias

Morning!  Monday morning twitter follower welcomes to:

Kelly Brown‏@thisishelenora

I read books in droves & like to review/beta. Tweet me ur book! I also like black unicorns and love to write. So much so that I wrote a whole novel.

Peter Hall‏@PeterNHall

Rhodes College ’12 Business student. Entrepreneur. Lax.Grizz fan. Founder of PromiseWater and www.facebook.com/SociallyAdvancedMarketing

Rachael Taylor‏@TaylorRach01

loves cats authors and owls!

Rebecca Berto‏@rebeccaberto

I’m writing a Psychological Thriller. My blog, Novel Girl, discusses books, writing, publishing & author interviews. I’m an Editorial Assistant at @TRAUS.

InD’Tale Magazine‏@InDTaleMagazine

Cutting edge information, honest, professional book reviews, interesting, entertaining articles, educational columns for the self and small published.

Becca Campbell‏@beccajcampbell

I write novels. I devour books. I knit in crazy places. I paint when the brushes beckon. I seek inspiration and to inspire others. Creator of #JuNoWriMo.com.

Kelsye‏@Kelsye

Writer.ly and Daylight Writers founder. Marketing Pro. Runner. Car singer. Sudoku GENIUS. Hopelessly happy.http://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsyenelson

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Jun 24 2012

Sunday Afternoon New Twitter Follower Welcomes

Posted by Mathias

Welcome to these new followers on Twitter!

K.E. Saxon‏@KESaxonAuthor

Writer of contemporary and historical romance fiction/organic gardener extraordinairehttp://kesaxon.com

Raeann Blake‏@RaeannBlake

Indie Romance author and software engineer (the day job). Swinging in the wind while trying to decide whether to stay Indie or pursue traditional publishing.

Gareth Young‏@SpartaGus

Aspiring (perspiring) writer. Check out my book links and short bio here: http://about.me/Spartagus Anything else you want to know, you only have to ask…

Natalie Hillier‏@nattiejean1969

Admin Assist, passionate/obsessive reader, never without a book in hand, newly book blogger, purple is my ultimate favorite color lol, pls check out my blog.

Sneezing Panda‏@5neezingPanda

Launching Summer 2012

BZ Hercules‏@BZHercules

Comedy/Mystery Writer and Alter Ego to @BethLynne1 I wear the cape in this duo! Lawyer, Muscian, Brain Surgeon

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Jun 24 2012

More Sunday New Twitter Follower Welcomes!

Posted by Mathias

I want to welcome all these people to my little corner of Twitter!

Gary Sanders‏@garysanders1

Screenwriter: Crime Dramas & Action Thrillers. Worlds 2nd Worst Surfer: Also writing a novel to be released in 2012.

Write Emotobooks‏@WriteEmotobooks

Grit City Publications is currently seeking pop-fiction for our catalog of EmotoSingles and EmotoSerials. Become a pioneer. Join the emotobooks Revolution!

Gae-Lynn Woods‏@gaelynnwoods

Texas Crime Fiction writer – because some folks just need killin’. Jazz lover, fence fixer, pretty good post-hole digger, and mad about BBC’s The Archers.

JuNoWriMo‏@JuNoWriMo

A novel writing challenge in June – 50,000 words in 30 days. Check out the buzz with #JuNoWriMo. Brought to you by @beccajcampbell and @aehowardwrites

Number 42‏@YasinRashid_

People throw rocks at things that shine. #InstantFollowBack

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Jun 24 2012

Sunday Morning New Twitter Welcome

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THN Enterprises, LLC‏@THN_Enterprises

Performances Marketing, Call Tracking, & IVR Call Control System Technologies, visit my blog @ jasonpoore.com.like us on facebook.con/THNENTERPRISES

NHL Expert Picks‏@NHLexpertpicks

Providng Blogs, Stats, News and More! NHL Handicapper: NHLexpertpicks.com 2011/2012 Record:[148-62]

Helen Hanson‏@HelenHanson

Thriller novelist, former corporate droness, Redwood Curtain escapee, red-wine sipper, hacky sack duffer, unrepentant misfit, & seed patron to avian travelers.

Raine Thomas‏@Raine_Thomas

Wedding planner by day, YA author by night. Words are my passion! The Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and DEFY now available!

Gail (Trish) Gentry‏@VaChicklet

Lover of Life & Laughter. My day job is a paralegal, a 24/7 observer, good listener & gr8 friend. Love reading & writing short stories. Working on my 1st novel

zrockmusic‏@zrockmusic

 

B Throwsnaill‏@BThrowsnaill

Author of Hemlock and the Wizard Tower–a sword and sorcery epic inspired by Tolkien, Moorcock and Herbert. I am interested in politics, history and philosophy.

 

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Jun 23 2012

Saturday Evening Twitter Welcomes

Posted by Mathias

matt t. schott‏@matttschott

Author of the Award Winning ScFi novel, Lord Skyler & The Earth Defense Force. I Quest for Knowledge to Obtain Wisdom please RT my favorites,

 JimLeCurn‏@Jameslcurnow

Devoted cinephile and founder of CURNBLOG.

Madeline Harvey‏@MadelineHarvey

People call me Mad Harvey, but I’m not all that angry. I’ve penned one unremarkable novel and have high hopes for the next. I’m here for the wine and cheese.

arknow.net‏@arknownet

The goal of the Social Network ArkNow is to create an informational and social environment to reduce risks of natural disasters on humans.

william d. hicks‏@wdhicks

Author of Twist, Killer Flies, Heavy Petting and AHA! http://www.amazon.com/s/177-1134958-8417613?url=keywords=william+d.+hicks

Shannon MacLeod‏@TheMacLeod

Writer of romance, teller of tales, weaver of dreams – Author of The Celtic Knot: Suit of Cups, coming 12/3/12 from Lyrical Press!

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