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Twitter and Roundteam



Roundteam – simplifying your retweets.

Sounds basic. Perhaps unnecessary. Depends how many people you follow and what kind of retweeting you do!

Roundteam has allowed me to easily support the people I want to even if they’re in different timezones or if their tweets are lost in the noise of one’s timeline.

I participate in #MondayBlogs, but because I’m in Australia many of the blogs are posted while I’m sleeping and trying to catch up after I wake is both a nightmare and impossible. Roundteam allows me to effortlessly support #MondayBlogs. It also allows me to support those indie authors I adore.

Roundteam allows you to use filters to set parameters around what you retweet. You can choose to simply tweet everything with a certain hashtag from all your followers, or everything from a certain list, or a hashtag from a certain list, and more. You can limit it to exclude conversations, or too many mentions, and so on. I already participate in Triberr, so I don’t want to be retweeting posts I have already tweeted once through Triberr, so I have my filters set to exclude those posts.  

It takes a bit of adjusting to get it right, and I recommend setting intervals for retweets and capping the number of hourly retweets so you don’t flood your stream. You can even exclude retweeting tweets that are themselves retweets.

Got enough retweets for one post? 

If you think this could be useful for you, check Roundteam out. There is a free and a premium version, with the free version simply requiring you to tweet a promo tweet for Roundteam once daily. Go on – support someone by retweeting.

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Rude Monkeys and the Power of Twitter

As you know, I didn’t blog much for a few weeks there. You may or may not know that was due to working frantically on my manuscript, Deathhawk’s Betrayal, to submit to Harper Collins Voyager, who were accepting unagented submissions for their new ebook imprint, and then finishing A Magical Melody for inclusion in Spells: Ten Tales of Magic

Now both those tasks are complete, I’ve been blogging like mad, both on my own blogs, and guest blogging for others. 

Here are two guest blogs I’ve done in the last week:

I Saved My Banana For You for Erica Lucke Dean, a tale about a naughty monkey who might be excited to see you – or maybe he just has something his pocket. Like… a banana. 

102nd Post for Mark Brassington – a look at Twitter and what it means to me – and probably many other writers as well.

Also, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, an anthology edited by Rayne Hall (also editor of the anthology in which my short story will appear), is free at Amazon from 23 – 27 October. You can find it here for US Kindle and here for UK Kindle. 


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Relentless Butt Plugs and Twitter Etiquette


…or was that book plugs? That probably depends on whether you write erotica or not!

I’m guest posting over at Find A Good Book to Read by Wodke Hawkinson today on the topic of Twitter etiquette and other Twitter peeves. Those of you who have been with me for a while now know I did a post on this in the very early days of this blog (which you can revisit here), but as a special favour to Wodke Hawkinson, in need of an anonymous gun-for-hire for a good rant, I am doing a reprise… or a revise. I just skipped the anonymous part. Anonymity? I spit on anonymity! Don’t worry, if I’m going to say you piss me off, I’ll do it to your face!

I have touched again on some of the points I raised in the earlier post and, in addition, I’ve informally polled some Tweeps to see what their pet peeves are and discussed those as well. It seem like relentless book plugs are everyone’s number one pet peeve… although if you write erotica, you might misread that as relentless butt plugs, as did one of my Tweeps. Really, ladies and gentlemen, minds out of the gutter for a few minutes, please. 

Although for myself, relentless butt plugs might be even more unpleasant than relentless book plugs!

In further news, after my last post, on whether I should do the A-Z Blogging Challenge, I have decided that I will. Thanks to everyone who commented and offered ideas. I usually post fortnightly on this blog, but in preparation for the Challenge there will be no post in a fortnight’s time. You can look forward to the near-daily blogging fun of the Challenge in April instead. 

I have topics for nearly every letter now except J, K and Z. If you have a topic for any of these letters, let me know in the comments. And please… be kind! 

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