With posts limited to just 280 characters, you’ll have to pick your words carefully to effectively use this medium which is right up your alley as a poet. Don’t forget that you’ll use up a number of characters if you desire to link to your website.
Moral of the story: proceed frugally. If you are linking your post to another site, be sure to use a link-shortening service like bit.ly. Bit.ly can handle a long URL address and lessen it to just a few characters, freeing up important real estate on your limited character allowance.
Don’t forget to use hashtags. These can make a big difference in how many folks see your tweet. A hashtag is used to display what the post is about or related to, preceded by the pound sign (#poetrynovels). Every hashtag has its own Twitter address, so folk interested in poetry, for instance, may simply visit #poetry and look at all of the posts with this hashtag.
Using many relevant hashtags is critical to a successful Twitter presence. If you’re giving away a Kindle deal for your book, make sure to add the hashtag #kindledeals so readers look there for affordable books.
Here are some pertinent hashtags:
PoetrySlam is a subreddit is for only slam poetry. Talk about slam or share slam poems. The site only accepts poems in video or audio format.
PoetryCritics is a community for constructive feedback and criticism for all types of poetry. Also, it is an excellent community of writers with various contests and prompts each week. With over 11,000 members, a response is surely guaranteed.
Books are a moderated subreddit to encourage and foster in-depth discussion about all things related to authors, books, genres, or publishing in a supportive, safe environment.