Danny Kemp.

I am on twitter, now that must come as a huge surprise to you. I consider it to be the best place for promoting and marketing my novel. On face book, I have the potential of reaching maybe Forty to Fifty thousand people with all the groups that I’m in, but on twitter there is a massive market of millions. Four of my 8,170 odd followers have over 200,000 followers themselves so if, and unfortunately they don’t, they were to retweet me regularly, there is almost a million possible readers alone! I retreat about One to Two hundred fellow ‘marketeers’ on twitter and, in turn, most of them retweet my work. It’s how the system works, and how word is spread.

I never initiate a ‘follow,’ merely responding with a follow-back as is the normal custom and etiquette on that social networking site.

Yesterday my work was retweeted by a stranger, not unusual but what followed was. I returned that kind gesture and the one of following back her, (the name is Dee, so I imagine a woman) opening gambit as it were. Today I received three messages from ‘Dee’ all amounting to the same complaint……”You are tidal waving my twitter Daniel, please stop.” ‘Tidal,’ being her word but quite explanatory I think. I was, in her opinion, tweeting and retweeting too much.

This all took place whilst I was at work, and one tweet, relating to my own work, was going out automatically every half an hour! I possibly retweeted about fifty or sixty others, during this time. I messaged her back to say what an honour it was to meet the owner of twitter, and sorry I was using her services so exuberantly, but I thought that I was being conservative in said usage. As I say two more berating ‘messages’ followed.

I almost forgot to add something rather relevant to all of this, I was her second follower. She now has only one!


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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2 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. Onisha Ellis says:

    Great story! Just have to laugh at this kind of situation. Feel freel to tweet and “tidalwave” my timeline.

  2. She is obviously new to Twitter and marketing. I wonder if she contacts and complains to McDonald’s (and several other major companies), when their ads appear more than once during a 30 minute SitCom (a nightly occurrence during prime-time).
    She better get used to it fast, or go back to spending her time on Facebook, as it IS the way of Twitter-land.

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