Let’s Keep This Our Little Secret

We’ve talked about it so much, that it seems to be reaching the “dead horse” status, but social media is so incredibly important in this day and age for marketing; and I am all over it, well on my way to being a social media queen. Sort of.

See, I love to blog. It is a great way for me to express myself, and to share my knowledge with fledgling authors and self-publishers. Facebook is my forte; I know how to utilize it to my advantage. I rock at Pinterest; it’s way too much fun to even realize how many hours I have been on the site, most of the time. Twitter…. is my social media nemesis. I am still learning, and find myself asking, do I really need to use Twitter?  I’ll admit it. I would love to make up a really great excuse about why we don’t need Twitter, and then run screaming into the hills.

Why don’t I “get” Twitter, like I “get” the rest of social media? No clue. If you figure it out, let me know!

What I do know, however, is this: Twitter is incredibly important. It is a simple, uncluttered way to shout out to your audience, and to reach many people. It is a great little piece of social media that allows us to share in an earnest and honest way, while keeping us in check about how wordy we can get. I know this, and I hope that you do too.

It would be easy for me to throw my hands up and say, I still haven’t mastered Twitter, which means that I never will, which means that I should just give up now and move on to something else. That, however, will get me no further ahead than I am right now. I won’t gain anything from this at all.

My point here isn’t to show you that I suck at Twitter. It is to let you know that, if there is a certain aspect that you are struggling with, you aren’t alone. We all have some sort of Achilles’ Heel that haunts our efforts. It is also to keep encouraging you, because, I believe that, if you stick to whatever you are struggling with, and keep persevering through, you can master it.  Someday, I am going to be fantastic at Twitter, and I won’t even remember why I struggled the way that I do now. You will find that success too, if you just stick to it. The stuff that we struggle with the most is the most rewarding when we finally conquer it!

If you struggle with Twitter like I do, check out these great blogs for some helpful information on taming the little, blue bird.

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