I was asked six times yesterday
to tweet the news
about a fellow writer’s release.
I’m cool with helping with promo.
I can’t write enough stories
to keep up with the demand
from my readers.
Sharing good stories
helps the other writer,
helps my readers,
and helps me as it gives me
something to talk about.
But every single one of these writers
didn’t give me a tweet
When asked, they gave me buy links.
They expected me to craft my own tweet.
There are a couple of issues with this.
a) They’re asking for a favor
yet they’re not making this favor easy to do.
b) I don’t know their market
as well as they do.
I don’t know which hashtags to add
or which users to copy.
If you ask for a favor,
make that favor as simple as possible.
If you want someone to tweet
about your product or service,
craft a tweet for them.