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Newbies take heart, even old-timers make rookie mistakes.

 
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on 12/30/2011

I've been doing the online writing and selling thing for a while now. 6+ years at CafePress, 3+ at Squidoo, a couple of months here  plus a few others (Zazzle, Printfection, etc.).  I've been around the block with online marketing.

I used to have a blog but let it go due to my losing interest.  I decided to revamp the twitter I used for the blog and use it for my Wizzley stuff instead.  I've been on Twitter a long time, have 3 accounts there and know the rules.

I cleared all the blog tweets off that account (didn't match Wizzley at all) and immediately started tweeting my Wizzles.  And this is where I made the mistake.  I know you can't just add link after link after link without actually saying anything, but I wasn't thinking (I'll blame the really loud upstairs neighbors, not really their fault but what the heck).  I added my 27 Wizzles only to see that a bunch were removed... then they were all removed.  I'm really not a spammer, I was just trying to get my twitter caught up to my number of Wizzles.  Rookie mistake.  I haven't heard from Twitter about being suspended or deleted or anything, but that may come.

So, when using Twitter for online marketing, don't go crazy and add all your links at once.  Spread things out, post tweets without links, you don't have to add everything at once.  Once again "content is king" proves true.

Follow me if you want... it'll be starting slow though.  :)  @brl_on_Wizzley

Jimmie
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on 12/30/2011

Oh goodness. Funny blooper, brl! 

Wanna hear one of mine? It's on Twitter too.

I have a paid writing job at a blog. I was tweeting about it, with a link of course and using that blog's @twitter account. I wanted to say 

I am now writing @name-of-blog. blah blah blah.. link

But instead I made one tiny error and said 

I am not writing @name-of-blog.

Oh, the power of a single letter! What a dunce! Who does that? Me!

tandemonimom
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on 12/31/2011

LOL, Jimmie, not JUST you! I've blooped like that before!


Carma aka tandemonimom
Kangaroo_Jase
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on 12/31/2011

I had once spent time writing an article for over two weeks, using about an hour a day, each day writing this 6,000 word monstosity. Since it was an article to do with travel and destinations, and was an article I know people would have come back to read. It would have been a good jumping point for more related articles to write in the future.

I hit the delete button and thought at the time I had hit publish.......I didn't have a backup copy and it slowly dawned on me what I had done.

Talk about the father of all f***ups Surprised

I have since LEARNED to have a copy in Word and make sure I have it BEFORE I publish

Jimmie
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on 12/31/2011

Oh, Jase, that makes my heart hurt! Not funny at all. A writer's nightmare.

dustytoes
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on 12/31/2011

Okay, good to know you guys aren't perfect because I have been wondering.... Wink


Kangaroo_Jase
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on 01/01/2012

 

Jimmie: 31. Dec 2011, 06:50

Oh, Jase, that makes my heart hurt! Not funny at all. A writer's nightmare.

Oh Jimmie, Don't let it hurt your heart. I got great learning out of that process since. I ALWAYS save my work elsewhere before I publish. So if it all goes kaflooey now. I have it all ready to go, again.

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