That is the question.
And though I personally would advice everyone to stay away from Twitter, for many aspiring and indie authors, it just isn’t that simple. Building an audience is important. So, what to do?
Here are some simple questions you can ask yourself.
When you answer these questions honestly, you’ll end up with your own personal answer on whether or not you should Twitter.
Q1: Is Twitter benefiting you, your book, or your blog?
What benefit, exactly, is Twitter bringing to your mental health, to your book sales, to your blog reach? The more precisely you answer this question, the better.
Q2: Is Twitter eating up your time?
Is your writing time being interrupted by Twitter? Do you find yourself blocking out chunks of time for it? Or do you fall into a rabbit hole and come out confused 3 hours later?
Q3: Is your Tweet count higher than your WIP word count?
This one is a tough one. I used to have Twitter. And when I saw that my Twitter word count was worth a trilogy (and I had no book trilogy), it was a rude awakening. I knew it was time to stop.
Q4: Is it fun or stressful?
Do you leave Twitter feeling inspired, invigorated, and ready to tackle your day? Or do you feel hopeless, drained, and sleepy?
I hope that sitting down and doing a brief Q&A with yourself will help you figure out whether Twitter is something you should spend your time on.
I personally don’t stress about not having Twitter.
It’s there when and if I need it.
Take care and write on,
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