I've been doing something crazy these last few weeks. I've been cleaning up my Twitter, like, REALLY cleaning it up. If you have followed me on social media from the very beginning, you will recall that I have started out from nearly nothing, have built up quite an audience, and then have slowed down. I've been doing this for 10+ years (social media), so I know the automation tools and the various ways of "boosting" your numbers for show. I've been guilty of doing it for myself. Hey, it's so awesome watching your Twitter followers grow! And even cooler to brag about it to others, exaggerating a little, like, oh yeah, I have almost 70K followers on Twitter. Then give that nonchalant look like I don't care. So vain, ugh, I want to puke. I have even written a blog post on how to grow your Twitter numbers and what not to do on Twitter. Over time I have realized that these numbers don't do me any good. They don't exactly equal book sales. Plus, I'm not being honest with people. And being a writer is all about ripping off your skin and showing raw heart underneath.
So. I have decided.
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