I have many followers on the Peluso Presents Twitter Account. The thing is, I don’t really use Twitter for what it’s really good for.. a public conversation. For me, Twitter is about announcements. I do try and make a comment here and there, but mostly it’s about putting out the word that I have a new post. Clearly I need to get more followers, who potentially can retweet the post announcements.
Trending. That’s the word. How do I get an idea, a post, a conversation to ‘trend’. Well step one is to develop a community of people who would actually care. I don’t have that yet but i’m working on it. Step two is to make it easy for them to connect and share when I have a big event.. such as a live event or a launch of a book.
I think I have found a new option for step two. It’s called Crowd speaking. I’m not the only one to think that this idea is a solid option for promoting a new book. They are Crowd Speaking services that are easy to use, like any cloud base service. The first is Thunderclap and it’s competitor is Headtalker. I like the idea of a Thunderclap for a book because it really works well when trying to time an event.
I’m not ready for Thunderclap yet. I only have about 50 twitter followers. For those that actually read my tweets.. Thank you. Please continue and invite people to come to the blog. I need people to follow me on twitter and I need people who will visit the blog. That way when the book is finally done, I have an audience who will buy it or take part in something like a Thunderclap.
This post is a little bit unlike me. I generally don’t ask my readers to do anything.. but if there is something I have learned in my decades in sales, it’s that you should always ask for the business. Since i’m not asking anyone for a deposit check in this case (wow, did I just age myself or what?), I will instead ask for the retweet.
Funny thing though.. it seems that getting the check was easier.
Inspiration for this post via Gamasutra: Natalia Dolzycka’s Blog – Smart ways to use social media while promoting indie games.