Top Ten Twitter Tweets of February 24, 2018

On last Friday’s Author Friendly Friday coaching call at 7 AM, I brought up the topic of how Facebook and other social media channels can be a huge time suck. It’s easy to hop on anything that is social media connections and quickly lose an hour to mindlessness, clicking, liking, adding comments and just plain old lurking. Right? STOP THIS INSANITY and TIME WASTER. Meaning you don’t get things done. JUST STOP!

From The Book Shepherd to you, do this instead:
1. Turn off all your notifications.

2. Create your own schedule—such as ONLY TWICE each DAY will you check and respond to ANYTHING.

3. Be PICKY … decide who you will reach out to or network per day. Suggestion—no more than five.

4. Use a TIMER … suggest no more than 15 to 20 minutes MAX. Author Marsha Haywood revealed that she uses an old-fashion egg timer. Love it!

5. REPEAT … this is called a new habit.

I like this … what say you?


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Here are your Top Ten Tweet for the past weekTweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

  • #FrugalBookPromoTips “When a big journal won’t review your book, go in the back door.”How to tips in Photo: JoyVSmith

  • Tips for #authors on how to get to solid sales and #book buyers vs. being surrounded by lookie-loos. Podcast: #publishing #pubtip#Bublish

  • Love this tip for #authors from @SocialMediaMelody-create a Live Video Show on Facebook. Keep it short and build your online Fan base-podcast:

  • How to Use Content Scrapers to Automate these 7 SEO Hacks

  • Content Marketing 101: All You Need To Know To Grow Your Business

Success & Resources

  • Why having a positive attitude will change your life via @lilachbullock

  • 5 Production Processes for Books via @Roz_Morris

  • 5 Tech-Driven Trends That Will Most Transform Commerce in 2018 via @mevans14 / @Forbes | Terrific insights!

Writers & Writing

Cool things and OMG moments!

  • Check out the incredible engineering behind Olympic skis.



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