Quickie Twitter Tip

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When you’re looking for a tweet to retweet, sometimes you have to scroll down…. and down….. and then down some more…… People who retweet a lot (such as myself) are a sometimes hard work to pay back, and I’m sure that a lot of potential retweeters eventually give up. Also, sometimes you’ll tweet a link that you really would like loads of retweets for, but instead you only get your blurry chicken shot retweeted, and hardly anyone in Twitterverse gets to find out about your gorgeous new release because it got swamped by a sea of tweets.

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What you can do is pin a fresh tweet every day which will stay right at the top of your stream, making it easier for your retweeters, and better for your news. At the bottom of your sent tweet, click on the MORE icon, select PIN, and Bob’s your uncle! Change it every day simply by pinning another one.

Jo Robinson  jorobinson176  on Twitter

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43 thoughts on “Quickie Twitter Tip

    Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! said:
    May 3, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    Actually prefer my chickens fuzzy – very useful tip for us Twitter users and will be re-pinning today….

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:32 am

      LOL! I love fuzzy chickens too – thank you Sally! X

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    May 3, 2014 at 8:13 am

    WOW JO! – Thanks for this great tip!
    I just gotta reblog me this! 😀

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    May 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Meet New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
    Lookatta this great tip from Top Tweeter Jo! or is it Top Tweetie Jo? 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Thank you Chris! 😀 You are a TWEETIE PIE! 😀

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    Niko said:
    May 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    True 🙂
    Thank you for hints and have a nice weekend 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

      Thank you Niko! And a wonderful week to you. 🙂

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        Niko said:
        May 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

        🙂 Thank you dear Jo 🙂

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    philipparees said:
    May 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Excellent advice. A problem I always have- finding a tweet that reflects the person themselves in amongst all their generosity to others!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:29 am

      Some people are cool that way – tweeting others posts and so on straight from the original sites. I generally also look for something from actual tweeter, but retweet what they share too. When I tweet something from another site, I’m always chuffed when it gets retweeted. 🙂

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    mihrank said:
    May 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Reblogged this on mihran Kalaydjian and commented:
    Quickie Twitter Tip

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    May 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Great tip. Wish more people used it.

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      philipparees said:
      May 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I tried the suggestion but my ‘more’ did not offer a ‘pin’ option. Is this only available with an updated Twitter account?

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        May 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm

        I know they changed things a week or two ago. I got it when I saw a message asking if I wanted to see the new look. After a bit, it said I could keep it that way. Prior to this, I don’t remember there being anything about ‘pinning’ under the options. I don’t think the change is fully implemented yet.

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          philipparees said:
          May 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm

          Thanks Charles. I suppose I should try the ‘New Look’ and see.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          May 5, 2014 at 6:23 am

          I think there are more changes coming Charles – the old Twitter was really timeconsuming, but the new version is really cool. Have you got the pin option on yours?

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:25 am

      Me too – I’m always ocd about paying back retweets, but scrolling down for ten minutes looking for something to RT is rotten, and sometimes even I just give up. 🙂

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    M T McGuire said:
    May 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    That is a fantastic tip. Thank you.

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    philipparees said:
    May 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Tried the ‘new look’ twitter and presto the pin option is now live on @PhilippaRees1 while I was at it gave myself a haircut and took to the woods!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

      LOLOLOL! A new do and a trip to the woods! 😀 I love the new look Twitter too – it’s much easier to manage, and the new function where pics appear in the actual stream is lovely for catching attention too. 🙂

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    Peter Wells aka Countingducks said:
    May 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Right. I’m useless at Twitter and wish I wasn’t. I pick up a new follower every now and then, but I’m not sure why. People say its a good way to market your books, but then I’m very aware that authors can easily drift towards being self-interested and self-centred bores and I don’t wish to be that. I did sort of pick something up here, but I’ve not even really grasped the # thing yet

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:18 am

      😀 I reckon that the worst way to market your books is to shove them in people’s faces all the time, and never say anything else. A lot of writers only ever follow or retweet other writers, so I would think that maybe a better way to find genuine readers is to interact and tweet a variety of things that interest you. I’ve picked up a couple of new readers via Twitter who aren’t also writers, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you shouldn’t treat it as purely a marketing tool – rather just have fun, and occasionally toss in a book ad or two. I very seldom buy books from writers who just post ads of their books every day, but that’s just me – maybe they do sell to others. Once you get in there and make a couple of friends, it’s just as much fun as blogging. 🙂

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    Peter Wells aka Countingducks said:
    May 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    There you go, I’m following you now, so things can only get better

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:12 am

      Following you too Peter. Twitter is a lovely place to be I reckon. 😀 I see you are following more than who follow you – those who don’t follow you don’t see your tweets, so unless they are someone you are a fan of, they’re no use to you, and also, when you reach 2000 who you follow, if you don’t have an equal amount of people following you, Twitter won’t allow you to follow any more. I suggest that you google the free JustUnfollow and join the site. Then let it hook up to your Twitter feed, and it will show you who is not following you back – click on the icons of the ones you don’t need and their mini profile will pop up – hit the unfollow button. A lot of people think that it’s cool to have a huge following of people, and what they do is follow you first, then a while after you follow them back they unfollow you, so it’s good to check in with JustUnfollow every now and then to do a clearout. 😉

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        Peter Wells aka Countingducks said:
        May 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

        Ok, following your excellent advice, I’ve gone through my list and reduced the number I am following, so that I now follow two less than follow me, which is not too bad. I didn’t know that those who had not followed you did not get your tweets, so presumably, only those who do follow you get them, How I actually get more followers, who actually take an interest in my Blog or book remains a mystery to me, but never mind eh 🙂

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    diannegray said:
    May 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Great tip Jo – thank you! 😉

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    Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
    May 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Great tip!

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    Vef Foundation said:
    May 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I’d like to add you to a short list of people who I give thanks to on Vefword about page with a link to your blog. Over the years of working on my project a few online friends have helped in ways they may not even be aware of and I feel obliged to thank you. Hope this meets with your approval.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:05 am

      That’s wonderful and kind! Anything you choose to say will be perfect, I know. I hope you have a lovely day my friend. X

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    Kev said:
    May 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Good tip, Jo. I’m always getting bloody lost on twitter so I generally do it directly from my mail. 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 6:04 am

      I also try and do it from my email as notifications come in otherwise you get a huge build up – not that I succeed all the time though 😀 always got piles of bits coming in. Can’t say I’m not a joiner – LOL!

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        Kev said:
        May 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

        I actually gone as far as optioning not to receive emails for likes because I get too many otherwise…I just have emails turned on for comments and new followers now. I simply do not have the time to go over them all otherwise. Then, as I’m sure you do also, I have stuff coming in from all my social media sites. 😀

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    Lawrence Grodecki said:
    May 5, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Thanks Jo! 🙂

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    Sue Dreamwalker said:
    May 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Nice picture of the Chicken Jo.. The tweet world is alien for me, as I have not joined the funky chicken world of tweets… Like FB… I kept away… I guess some may say I am an old hen lol.. But I have all on keeping up with WP…

    Enjoy your week Jo… and I hope you get lots of reviews… 🙂 Hugs Sue

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega said:
    June 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Jo! Great tip! I didn’t know that. Thank you for sharing! 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 6:12 am

      Pleasure Vashti! I keep on forgetting to use it myself though – tool box. 😀 x

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