Because I'm a #namedropper, I am bringing you this wonderful e-book about Twitter by Allison Worthington Media: The Smart Girl's Guide to Twitter. Yes, that's THE Alli Worthington that I had my picture taken with at Type-A Mom; the very one that runs BlissfullyDomestic.com and the Blissdom Conference. When I say THE, I laugh at the fact that she would giggle and shake her head at me for saying it. Maybe even give me the 'crazy Alli eyes' in shock. No matter how hot-to-trot Allison Worthington may seem in her fancy green dress, she's also the most down-to-earth person you'll ever meet; and honest to a fault.
She's real, y'all. And real - in blog world and in books (even e-books) - SELLS.
That's why I was so thrilled when she told me I could give away a copy of her e-book. Not just because I get to namedrop or to get traffic from people interested in getting a copy of her book... but because I WANTED TO READ IT MYSELF! And so she gave me my very own personal copy (there's your stinkin' disclaimer, FTC). Too bad she can't autograph it. That's only one thing about e-books that bums me out - I'll be honest. I am not really an e-book gal. I love a good smelling book in my hands. I'll have to print this one out eventually, because it HAS to go on my bookshelf. Somehow.
I wasn't surprised that Alli can write. I mean, duh, right? She is a fab blogger. And I was amazed that even though I thought I knew all there was to know, I learned something about tweeting! [Proceed to check-out and purchase her book if you don't know what 'tweeting' means. Do not pass go, and for the love of PETE, please don't wait a second longer!] I've been using Twitter for... like... EVER in blog years... and I'm a pretty active tweeter. I thought I knew my way around.
But NOT like Alli! She knows her tweetiebird, baby. Alli has it goin' on! If she doesn't be careful, her blogging will suffer. But I don't have to tell her that.
Just listen to the topics in this book (and let them go right on over your head - cuz you should just admit it now that you NEED to read this book... ):
Getting Started (basic twitter stuff for newbies)
Setting up Twitter (helping you 'get your twitter groove on')
Mechanics (@mentions, direct messages, ReTweets, #Hashtags, spotting spammers, building your network, being followable, what not to do, etc.)
Action Plan (staying power - getting good at your tweetness)
Tweet Magic (Taking it to the Next Level - where she discusses and compares applications that make your tweeting RAWK!)
Cool things You Can Do with Twitter (COOOOL!)
Twitter for your Business (awesome tips and instructions - gotta have'em)
Twitter TOOLS (connecting accounts to facebook/blog, etc)
Answered Questions (yeah - someone else is asking, so you don't look dumb!)
And there are graphics, yo! LOOKEY-HERE DUMMY graphics for those of us who are visual learners (you know who you are - QUIT SKIMMING THE BOOK and READ IT!). It's almost like she's sitting there over your shoulder teaching you in your living room on your own PC screen. Kinda spooky.
If free virtual tutoring lessons isn't enough, she's donating 10% of her proceeds to Compassion International: one of my favorite charities. When I do a search on Goodsearch.com, I donate to them, too.
So, win this sweet Tweet of an e-book and do what Alli says:
"Kick up your heels, grab a cup of coffee, and join me as I show you how to use Twitter like a rock star."
Get Alli's book and start using Twitter BETTER. Form relationships and bless the online world with YOU. You can do it. It isn't hard. Twitter is nothing to be afraid of. Alli explains it like your best friend would. And she promises if you read till the end of her book that you'll know more about Twitter than 90% of the people that use it (even tho she admits she just made that statistic up - I told you she was honest!). And she'll give you a cute little #SGC (Smart Girl Community) badge for being smart by LEARNING SOMETHING NEW about your online world.
Yeah. I know. You want this e-book.
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
NOTE: Each of these counts as one entry and must be listed in a separate comment! You may enter once for each item (except the tweets - you can tweet once per day).
For those who use Twitter already: Tell me your favorite tweet. I want it in quotes! Share your 140 characters of tweety goodness with me.
For those who don't use Twitter: Share your favorite blog post by Alli
For those of you who don't Twitter and have no idea who Alli is: Go check out her blog and tell me if you like it.
* Tweet about this post - @Sprittibee is giving away a copy of @alliworthington 's e-book: Smart Girl's Guide to Twitter - come enter here: http://bit.ly/1eMDuL #SGC
* Join my Google Friends
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* Follow my blog on a reader or by email
Entry comments must be dated on or before October 29th, 2009. The winner will be chosen at random on October 30th. All winners will be announced on October 31st.
This contest is one of the 4, 5 or 6 give-aways I'll be having this week. Don't miss them! I'll be linking them all at The Homeschool Post's Give-Away Blog Hop. Be sure to visit the Blog-Give-Away Linkup over there to catch all the groovy Give-Aways that are going on in the homeschool community online.
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