I NEVER thought I would see the day when I would be on Twitter.
When I texted my son and announced that I had started tweeting, there was a long silence and then he responded with a sarcastic, “The end is near.”
We’re all still in shock — including me.
Yesterday afternoon, I spent a few hours learning the fine art of tweeting at The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter, Twitter for the Absolutely Terrified Newbie, Twitter Help Center, Mom, This is How Twitter Works and my personal favourite, A Dr. Seuss inspired Guide to Twitter.
I’m hoping that all of my 13 followers will enjoy my comments throughout the day. 🙂
Marketing a self-published book is tough.
It’s the “getting-out-there-and-promoting-myself” that is so difficult for me — I’m literally forcing myself to embark on a very steep social-media-learning-curve expedition this summer. The pain of it all reminds me of a very poignant moment last week, when I was standing in front of the Xulon Publishing booth in Atlanta at 9:00 a.m., holding a stack of book-selling cards and watching book store owners and distributers pass me by. I realized that no one was going to approach me — I had to get out there and confidently talk about my book.
So I prayed and I took a step forward (initially I did so because a kind and experienced woman told me that my feet would never last the day if I didn’t step onto the carpet, instead of standing in one place on the cement floor for eight hours) . . . but I did it.
A step of faith.
I can’t ask God to guide my steps, if I’m unwilling to move my feet.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1.9 NIV