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#21 mwsinclair

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

Good discussion, and I'm wishing I had been able to join that chat. Here's my twitter bio:
Writer, editor, reader; husband and proud father of girls. Publisher of Spring Fevers anthology. I also blog at From the Write Angle @WriteAngleBlog

Judging by things said here, it might not be too sexy. My tweets from this account are all over the place, too, though usually related in one way or another to writing.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

No need to apologize, Darke. That's a fantastic point. You can have the best bio in the world, but if you don't back it up with content, you will lose followers. I'm debating unfollowing an author right now. Her blog is great (reason I sought her on Twitter), but all her tweets are book promos with a ton of hashtags in them. I don't even bother to see if they are for her books or not. I keep following her because he blog is so good I'd hate to miss something good on Twitter. But...

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#23 Jean Oram

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Good discussion, and I'm wishing I had been able to join that chat. Here's my twitter bio:
Writer, editor, reader; husband and proud father of girls. Publisher of Spring Fevers anthology. I also blog at From the Write Angle @WriteAngleBlog

Judging by things said here, it might not be too sexy. My tweets from this account are all over the place, too, though usually related in one way or another to writing.


Dang, you made me think of other things to mention in mine!! It doesn't have to be sexy, Matt. But if it shows how diverse you are it will give a good indicator of what your tweets will be--diverse as well.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thanks. Perhaps i should add "chronically prone to self-doubt" ;-)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

No need to apologize, Darke. That's a fantastic point. You can have the best bio in the world, but if you don't back it up with content, you will lose followers. I'm debating unfollowing an author right now. Her blog is great (reason I sought her on Twitter), but all her tweets are book promos with a ton of hashtags in them. I don't even bother to see if they are for her books or not. I keep following her because he blog is so good I'd hate to miss something good on Twitter. But...


That drives me nuts. Can you subscribe to her blog?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

But your bio is one of the major factors when people decide whether to follow you or not. And then they take a look at your tweets.
By the way, just read your bio and have to say it's a bit too listy, at least for me.


On the contrary, when I decide whether or not to follow someone I look almost exclusively at the tweets. If their tweets are not of interest to me I am not at all concerned about their bio. But that may be just me.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

I'm just curious -- why doesn't Twitter limit bios to 140 characters?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

I guess because they figure they can be generous and give us 160 for bios. ? I dunno.

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#29 Andrea Lambert

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:39 PM

My Twitter bio is: Author of Jet Set Desolate, Lorazepam & the Valley of Skin and G(u)ilt. Artist. Hedgewitch.

 

I was trying to go for truthful, professional yet a little edgy by circumstances of what I write and do. I always make a point to plug my books in the bio and then not so much in the actual Twitter timeline, people get sick of that.

 

I think a Twitter bio is a good calling card to have up there. It's important.


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GoodReads Author bio: https://www.goodread....Andrea_Lambert

 

Amazon author bio: https://www.amazon.c...ine_cont_book_1
 
JET SET DESOLATE from Future Fiction London on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/0578016257

 

LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
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#30 Andrea Lambert

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 04:34 AM

My bio that evolved to: Author of Jet Set Desolate and Lorazepam & the Valley of Skin. Artist. Work in @AFLWMag@five2onemag@EntropyMag@thefanzine@hinchasdepoesia & @3ammagazine.

 

I saw from looking at other writer's Twitters which is super-helpful BTW that it's good to list the handles of magazines that have published you. It's something people do, and why not I guess.


Website: https://andreaklambert.com
 
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GoodReads Author bio: https://www.goodread....Andrea_Lambert

 

Amazon author bio: https://www.amazon.c...ine_cont_book_1
 
JET SET DESOLATE from Future Fiction London on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/0578016257

 

LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
THE L.A. TELEPHONE BOOK, VOL. 1 from ARRAS.NET: http://www.arras.net/?page_id=658

 

 





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