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Welcome back! Brinda Berry munches croissants in the red room, ready to take us to the next level of Twitter Fame and Fortune! The first three posts in the series addressed my B-L-0-G. There are additional enhancements I want to make (as time and talent permit), but Brinda assures me I have a solid foundation.

Two weeks ago, we visited TwitterVille (and learned I had a stellar competency level of 56%). I’ll check and report on the new score in the comments section.

EDITORIAL NOTE: While putting up this article Bertha Higgenbotham may have (in highly technical terms) goobered up Brinda’s first post about TWITTER. Corrections will be made to that original post in the morning–when my Bertha’s brain cells and fingers are in synch. 

REMEMBER: THERE’S A SUPER SECRET GIVE-AWAY LINK YOU CAN CLICK AFTER YOU COMMENT. IT’S COURTESY OF BRINDA AND I’M EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN TO ENTER.

Splat–flipped into a Texas-rain-generated-mud-puddle. Brinda, welcome to the hammock. Yes, you did bring a lovely umbrella. Yes. Rain does make my hair wonky. Thank you for noticing.

SERIAL WEB PIMP BRINDA BERRY

Brinda Berry is the author of The Waiting Booth, a YA fantasy published by Etopia Press. Currently working in higher education administration, she spends her days thinking of ways to improve education for college students. Brinda spends her nights devising exciting tales that involve teens who might be saving the world.

Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She has a BSE in English and French and a MEd in Learning Systems Technology. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. Find Brinda :  FACEBOOK ,   TWITTER ,   WEBSITE/BLOG
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PIMP MY BLOG PRESENCE – PART FIVE

by Brinda Berry

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This week’s post is more video instruction than discussion. We’ve been talking about Twitter and social media management for a beneficial web presence. This means you want to have a strategy that helps you as a writer. There are never enough hours in the day for writing, so let’s find a way to make more time. No, I do not have a time or cloning machine, but I can recommend a tool.

I’ve tried several different software applications, iPhone apps, and iPad apps. This post will focus on one that I believe is very useful. Hootsuite is a free and mobile web application at http://hootsuite.com/ .  I use their app on my iPad.  I could use it on my iPhone, but I’d need to get the reading glasses out to see anything. *squint*  Hootsuite allows you to access several social medias in one place on your computer from the web or on a mobile device. In Hootsuite, I have Facebook  displayed as well as Twitter. Hootsuite allows you to schedule tweets from a calendar and for different times of the day. Therefore, you COULD decide that you will only access social media (via Hootsuite) a couple of times a week and stay off the rest of the time. If you schedule tweets, no one will know that you are using that schedule. This is one way that the undisciplined can get some control over the Twitterverse that seems to suck so many into its vortex of fun.

I don’t think it is necessary for me to reinvent the wheel by recording videos for you when there are some great ones already out there! Here are two I found:

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How to set up an account in Hootsuite:
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How to manage your Twitter activity with scheduling and lists:
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If you have found something that you like, let us know! I’m always open to trying out new tools.

THANKS, BRINDA! And, if you’re reading this, thanks for visiting. Remember, leave a comment, a question (Brinda will answer on-line) and then click here to be redirected to Brinda’s Site to enter your name in the SUPER SPECIAL NOVEMBER PRIZE RAFFLE. You can enter as often as you want. Just make sure you leave a comment before you do! (I think it’s a secret decoder ring.)




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