I want to introduce to you my dear friend and fellow author @NonnieJules. She is the only person who has made some sense out of using twitter that I could grasp. That is not a small feat. I am not a techie so twitter, linkedin and even facebook was not compatible with me and my thinking. I will always be grateful to Nonnie for making it so much easier for me to understand although I am still a work in progress.
She has written a fantastic book called THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS. I fell in love with her trailer (it got me so emotional) and bought a copy and love the topic. She is a guest blogger and I am so excited that she asked me to host her. So let’s give her a warm welcome. Nonnie take it away!!
Hi everyone and thanks so much Shirley for serving as host on stop #11 of our 15-day DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND book blog tour!
Today I will offer my two cents on our favorite social media forum, Twitter, since Shirley mentioned it in her introduction. And although there are now so many other forums that we could discuss, during this conversation I will stick strictly to Twitter since it’s where Shirley and I spend most of our social networking time.
Shirley and I met on Twitter and as she also mentioned, she was fairly new to the forum and was shocked to find out that I was a newbie as well. She shared with me the challenges she was having learning the symbols and Twitter acronyms. She, as I had been once upon a time, was completely lost and I must admit that although I “appear” to be skilled, in some areas of Twitter, I’m still lost.
I spend a lot of time on Twitter promoting others and trying to help them reach their goals while also working towards mine. My real world, as is the same for my Twitter-world both have a very common theme which I live by: A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE. That said, when Shirley reached out to me to get answers to her questions, I didn’t hesitate to assist her, even with the limited knowledge that I had and still have. I remember my first day on Twitter, sitting and watching before I decided to even comment just because it all looked so confusing. AND then, I did it! I made one keystroke, then another, and I must say eventually I got so brave that I hit the TWEET button! Did I do it? Did I actually send my first TWEET? Well, I looked over to that funny, confusing, fast-moving box to the right of my screen and there sat my TWEET! I was one proud Mama!
As I explained to Shirley, sometimes you just have to jump in and know that it will all come together. And although I am not at all “techie” as Shirley said of herself in the intro, I get by with the limited tools that I use to get done what I need to have done. I don’t think that we have to know it all to help someone else, we just need to have the courage to say “I don’t know much, but I will share the little I do know.” Who knows, the little you know, just might be exactly what the other person needs to know.
With Shirley reaching out to me and my being receptive to assist her in her quest for knowledge of the “Twitter” way, we have formed a friendship that will forever keep me as part of Team @motorcityauthor and her a forever cheerleader for Team @nonniejules. Twitter will probably continue to at times look like “jibberish” to some of us, with all the #Hashtags and Twitter language we don’t understand, but if we stay determined to continue using the tools that we know how to use there, we will be extremely successful and we just might learn something new while we’re at it.
I am going to leave you now but first, let me tell you a little about my books. “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS”, 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love! was published May 7, 2013. It took me only 17 days to write because I lived every tip in the book. The trailer that Shirley mentioned left her quite emotional can be found herehttp://youtu.be/zg15rptFN2g.
You may purchase e-book or paperback copies here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP62O56, www.createspace.com/4355124 or even autographed copies fromwww.nonniesbookstore.com. I’m told that this guide makes a great baby shower gift as well as the perfect gift for a new mommy. Also, if you’re looking for a new kind of fundraiser with an extremely high profit margin, this guide is being used for just that purpose. Visit www.nonniesbookstore.com for more details. (Individuals or Organizations).
DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND is my first novel and it has a re-scheduled release date of some time in mid-September. This story is a Lifetime movie in a book! Here’s the trailerhttp://youtu.be/qbUK3XQ5-dA and although the book has not released yet, you may order an advanced paperback copy at Nonnie’s Book Store for an extra low price. Click the link above and reserve your copy now.
I hope to see you all again and here are the ways that you can keep up with what I’m doing. My blogWATCH NONNIE WRITE! is always filled with interesting, thought-provoking reads. You can FOLLOW my blog here www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com as well as following me on Twitter @nonniejulesand on Facebook. Please continue to join us on the other legs of the tour or you can even visit the wonderful blogs we’ve already stopped at here wp.me/p3sUCq-jr.
Once again, thank you all for joining me here today and I wish you peace, love, happiness and many great reads!
Thanks again, Shirley! This was so much fun!
“…and her words breathe life onto paper”