Twylah and scoop.it help you build your platform

Lisa Jackson Haselton writerIt’s no big news that new social media outlets keep sprouting up in cyber space, but here are two to use for building your platform and reaching more readers: Twylah and Scoop.it.

If you’re an author and use Twitter to promote your writing, Twylah might be interesting to play with. It looks like a website, and in fact, you’re told to promote it like a website by sharing the URL. It’s also a bit like Google+ in that you have to request an invitation in order to even start creating a Twylah page.

Twylah is connected to your Twitter feed and it selects the top 20 topics you tweet about the most. The top 8 keywords end up as tabs across the top of your Twylah page, the most recent and most frequently tweeted items show up on the page.

AS King's Twylah page

The top of author AS_King’s Twylah page

Like any social media platform, it’ll take a while to see results, but you’ll discover what is most attractive and engaging to your audience. It’ll help you narrow in on what matters most to your readers. I think it looks good for those who are Twitter-holics!

If you create a scoop.it page, the home page looks similar to a Twylah main page. Scoop.it helps you ‘curate’ an online magazine based on an interest you have.

Basically, you submit keywords when you create your page and scoop.it will crawl the Web and deliver relevant content to you. Then you decide what you want to accept and have added to your page. You can also create your own content, grab/share content you find while traveling the Internet on your own, or accept content suggested by other users.

The screen shot I’m including here, is my friend and NH ambassador extraordinaire, Judi Window’s scoop.it page. It is focused on Manchester, NH.

Judi Window scoop it Manchester page

It’s a great way to share your interests and expertise – and like other social media platforms, you’re able to ‘share’ your posts on Facebook and Twitter, and so on. In this example, it can reach a lot of local readers based on similar interests instead of genre.

Both of these social media tools can help you build your brand/platform, and each is another way to get your name in the search engines.

What do you think of these?

If you already use Twylah, scoop.it, or both, please share your links so we can visit. Also tell us what you think of the tool(s).

 

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About Lisa Haselton

Lisa Haselton has had several short mystery stories published and has a couple of novels in various stages of completion. She always enjoys learning new tidbits about other writers, and takes great pride as an editor when working with writers on polishing their manuscripts. She's living a life around her passions for writing, photography, volunteering, and anything related to New England, particularly New Hampshire.
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One Response to Twylah and scoop.it help you build your platform

  1. ANOTHER amazing tool! Thank you Lisa! Need to figure this out.

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