Social Media expansion

last night I put up a post saying that I have set up a twitter account in order to promote my blog. the name for that is @ColTrysToWrite.

I thought that this would be a good way to do a bit of self-promotion and on the advice of a good friend of mine I set it up.

The only problem is that I don’t really use Twitter all that much and the thought of plunging back into it is a bit daunting for me.

You see I have never been one of those people who wants their every move known, I don’t take pictures of food to show people, I don’t review every single place I go, as the google app on my phone seems to want me to do. All in all, I am a very private person.

On here I have the chance to unleash myself and be who I can’t be in real life.

People who follow my blog probably know more about what goes on inside my head than some of my family and friends.

Aside from one or two people, no one in real life actually knows that I have this blog and that I am trying to be a writer or that I have written my first novel and I am trying to get it published.

I haven’t told anyone, I don’t know why, probably out of embarrassment or fear or fear of ridicule.

That is something that I have put up with all of my life. Ridicule.

People laughed at me at school when I said I wanted to be a writer, and I was told I would never do it. but I have written about this before and I won’t go into it again.

I have never been taken seriously with what I want to do except here.

If it wasn’t for the support of the people who follow my blog here on WordPress and a few special people, I would have given up completely and just stopped writing altogether.

But now I have the opportunity to nearly get my book published.

I still haven’t heard back from the publishers and I am not holding my breath that they will actually want to pick up the book, but it has given me the confidence boost to start sending it off to other publishers and to agents so it’s only just the beginning for me.

So back to my original point.

With adding a twitter account to my blog for more promotion I have now decided to add on my personal twitter account that I have not used in many, many years.

So I am sure that anyone who follows me on there will no doubt be surprised to see a Tweet from me but may probably, if they don’t just ignore it, be surprised to see that I have a blog and that I am a writer now.

Regardless of everything I am pushing forward with my dream of being an author.

And I say to hell with the naysayers I am going to do it.

So if anyone is here via my twitter account them welcome and I hope you enjoy my ramblings

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