A bit over two weeks ago, I gave a presentation on blogging and social media for authors at Harvard Medical School’s CME Publishing Course. On Friday, I heard a fantastic story from a self-proclaimed “Twitter Resistant” aspiring author who had put my words into action immediately.
Last Friday, Red Sox nutritionist (who also has a private practice) Tara Mardigan shared that she felt overwhelmed at the idea of blogging and tweeting,
“But if I need to do it to get a book deal, I will.”
On the way home from the Harvard course, she stopped by the Mac store and asked a tech to set up a blog and twitter profile.
In half an hour she had a new blog on Tumblr and a twitter profile. The Mac employee who helped her e-mailed a bunch of his Mac buddies across the country and 20 or so of them followed her on Twitter. She now has a modest 38 followers.
In the past two weeks, Tara has sent out a handful of updates, sometimes pointing to an article she finds interesting and a few pointing to the three blog posts she’s posted. In two weeks, her twitter updates have brought her FOUR NEW CLIENTS. That’s in just two weeks of tweeting.
Share your Twitter Successes and questions below.
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Jayne Conway says
very impressive! good job!
Wendy Hanson says
Great story—it’s a simple way to explain how to get started!!!
Jackie Fein-Zachary says
Loved the Sarah Clymer story and the Twitter Succcess. Damn, woman. You keep inspiring me to do more! That’s a good thing.