June 19   Twitter and Tweets

Posted by

83 comments

Yesterday I opened a Twitter account @jlevinegrp.

This is a big step. For months now many of my valued blog readers have asked me if I have a Twitter account so they can become a follower. So now I can shout out, “Yes, I do. Hope to connect with you.” Several factors coincided to move me to act now. The first is already stated. I am so grateful to all my blog readers and those who take the time to leave comments on the blogs. One hundred and ten thousand of you in the last three months! Thank you for being so loyal and proactive. Not all the comments make it onto the blogs, maybe I am too discerning a censor? I approve comments from people who use a personal name (as opposed to a business label), I try to catch and trash all the porn and references to porn, and political or other, propaganda. Unfortunately I can’t approve those in a language other than English (I don’t know what they contain) but do approve the occasional comment in French. If someone left a comment in Afrikaans or Dutch, I can respond to those, too.

Secondly, the pressure and temptation to be a member of a social network is overwhelming. I am a social person, I love forging connections, networking, and as I wrote in a previous blog, we live now largely  in a brave new world on a LCD lit screen that we hold on our hands, balance on our laps or spend hours with on our desks. Addiction, did anyone say the word, addiction? This pressure only increased when recently I received an e-mail from an older friend, whom I mentioned in that same blog as being an unlikely kindle owner, asking me to be her friend on Facebook. This was a revelation to me and I decided (as they say) that I had better get with the program.

The third reason is that school is out for the summer and I have time finally to plunge into my other life–writing–which I daresay will increasingly have to include tweeting and monitoring tweets. In fact a respected book publicist I consulted recently told me that part of the twenty thousand dollar publicity package she could offer me to promote my latest book (her lowest price package) would include setting me up on at least five-seven social network sites that I would have to monitor and respond to. No thank you. Firstly that is an outrageous amount of money and secondly I think I can set up myself where I choose. So my first choice is Twitter. Why? I like the name, I love birds, and that is what the stunningly gorgeous humming bird does, it tweets.

Share


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

83 Comments

  • By Evan Croes on 22 October 2011 at 10:12 am

    Hello, Good site. Some truly wonderful posts on this blog, thank you for contribution.

  • By Scott Tucker on 28 October 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Online Article……

    […]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available […]……

  • By Scott Tucker on 29 October 2011 at 12:28 am

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

  • By Ariel Overmeyer on 29 October 2011 at 11:01 am

    Resources like the one particular you mentioned right here will be really useful to me! I will post a link to this page on my blog site. I’m confident my visitors will find that very useful.

  • By Bredbånd on 29 October 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Hi……

    Thanks for sharing superb informations. Your web-site is very cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this web site. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my …

  • By Dessie Pietz on 4 November 2011 at 7:41 am

    Excellent site. I was checking constantly this website and I am impressed! Very useful information specially the last part I care for such information much.

  • By Bihar on 6 November 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Cool sites…

    […]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[…]……

  • By Harvey Ryman on 7 November 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hi webmaster, commenters and everyone else !!! website was absolutely wonderful!

  • By shamballa crystal beads on 29 November 2011 at 1:13 am

    Took me time to read all the comments, but I really love the article. It proved to be very useful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I’m sure you had fun writing this article.

  • By Mass Traffic Matrix on 12 December 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Hi……

    Thanks for sharing superb informations. Your site is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this web site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, R…

  • By Samella Sones on 3 January 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Fantastic site. All posts have a process to learn. Your hard work is very good and i enjoy you and wanting for some more informative posts.

  • By Norman Shaefer on 24 January 2012 at 9:00 am

    Wow, it was very fun to learn. Have you ever considered submitting articles to magazines?

  • By Siu Latty on 27 January 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Hello, Nice article! This is my first time i visit here. I discovered so numerous fascinating stuff in your site.

  • By twitter followers on 7 February 2012 at 6:26 am

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  • By paul fisher on 14 February 2012 at 7:46 am

    Sites we Like……

    […] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose […]……

  • By Lenny Kutil on 3 March 2012 at 1:19 am

    Many thanks for an incredible publish, can study your others reviews. many thanks for your ideas on this, I experienced a bit thump by this article. Thanks again again! You commit an excellent time. Displays the beauty through fantastic facts here. I feel that when more individuals thought about it doing this, they’d possess a better time frame get the suspend ofing the situation.

  • By Ervin Lening on 3 March 2012 at 7:13 am

    Why didnt I believe about this? I hear exactly what youre saying and Im so happy that I came across your weblog. You truly know what youre talking about, and you created me feel like I should discover much more about this. Thanks for this; Im officially a huge fan of your blog.

  • By Leeanna Herra on 5 March 2012 at 2:56 am

    Hi, is it rite to just study from textbooks not to visit world wide web for newest updates, what you say friends?

  • By Kandace Moskowitz on 8 March 2012 at 5:00 am

    Hello, I read your blog like every week. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

  • By Jelly Magbitang on 22 April 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I am only writing to let you be aware of of the brilliant experience my daughter obtained reading through your web page She noticed many pieces which

  • By this site on 3 September 2012 at 1:07 pm

    dating site reviews…

    fantastic post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!…

  • By Manali Tour Package on 8 September 2012 at 12:52 am

    Extremely engrossing blog post. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that.

  • By Google on 9 August 2013 at 9:58 am

    Google

    please go to the web pages we follow, including this a single, because it represents our picks in the web

  • By Google on 21 August 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Google

    Please check out the sites we follow, like this 1, as it represents our picks through the web.

  • By Google on 25 August 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Google

    Here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to since we feel they’re really worth visiting.

  • By Andrew Pelt on 14 November 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I just want to tell you that I’m newbie to blogs and actually savored you’re web page. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You definitely come with exceptional article content. Thanks a lot for revealing your web site.

  • By zack childress on 5 December 2013 at 1:28 am

    Just Browsing

    While I was browsing today I saw a great article concerning

  • seo pakistan

    I found a great…

  • seo buy

    I found a great…

  • seo china

    I found a great…

  • By Anonymous on 30 March 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  • By Anonymous on 1 April 2016 at 1:34 am

    Simply want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness for your submit is simply cool and i can think you are knowledgeable on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to take hold of your RSS feed to stay updated with forthcoming post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please carry on the gratifying work.

  • By Anonymous on 2 April 2016 at 5:19 am

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment