I did it. I joined Twitter. I had been resistant because I didn't really see the point. 140 characters? Who cares? But as an author, I think I finally see the reason for it.
First off, basically everyone says that you should be on both Facebook and Twitter to effectively connect to an audience. As an author, especially a potential independent author, I need to make as many connections as possible, so I think it's about time I gave it a try. Plus, I felt like I was missing out by not meeting new people effectively on Facebook. With a new platform, I hope to reach new people and start really connecting with an audience for my books. (Which is not to say that I don't value my Facebook friends as an audience, I just want to keep growing that audience.)
I've decided to set up slightly different rules for Twitter versus Facebook. On Facebook, I tend to make random posts about whatever, from a link to a photojournalist's essay on War Dogs (totally awesome), to my blog posts, to a complaint that I'm tired. But I want to try to limit my Twitter account to post mostly about books, writing, and publishing. I'm sure the occasional unrelated War Dog link might find its way over there, but they should be few and far between. :-)
So if you'd like to follow me on Twitter, you can find me as MeganPHaskell. I hope to see you over there!!