I wrote about this topic a while back, but I thought it was time to revisit my policy regarding Twitter retweets. I am very fortunate to have a great many followers who retweet my posts. So many, in fact, that I often find it difficult to consistently reciprocate. Part of this is due to volume, part is Twitter's fault. You see, if someone retweets a post I made the day before, Twitter will list the new retweet along with all the other retweets that have already been made about that post. It's easy for someone who retweeted later than all the others to get lost in the shuffle.
That being said, I do try to reciprocate for those who retweet me or mention me and my books. However, if I miss you, don't hesitate to send a directed tweet for me to retweet. Here's how to do it:
Make your tweet as normal, say, "My novel is #free this weekend, please have a look! (LINK)." Then, at the end of the tweet, add "#RT @MichaelKRose". This will send the tweet to my "Connect" timeline where I see all retweets and mentions of me, rather than the general timeline where all Tweets made by those I'm following appear. As soon as I see it, I'll be happy to send out the retweet for you. I would ask, however, that retweet requests be limited to the topics I generally focus on: books, writing, speculative fiction, etc. These are the things my followers are also interested in.
Thank you to all my Twitter friends who have helped me so much over the past year and a half!
Michael K. Rose