So I wanted to throw an idea out!
I'm currently managing the F-F Writing Contest Twitter account. At the moment, my updates are limited to putting our theme up each month (pinned tweet) and posting every 10-15 days to remind people who follow the account that they can still submit their own story, or vote.
In addition, I've followed a bunch of authors and publishers so I can retweet book deals and such that might be interesting to folks, as well as the occasional post I find amusing.
However, I thought it would be cool to actually start posting a Tweet each time a new story goes up. Basically, pick a short excerpt (a line, really) and post a Tweet with that, as well as a link to the thread. So essentially, everyone who participated would get a quick shout out on the Twitter feed when they posted.
So my question for our authors is - how do you feel about this? I know some folks, for example, will post a story early with the intent to edit it later, so you might not want people being notified about it "early". Other people might not want their work posted at all (unless it won, of course). So, what are your thoughts?
Alternately, we might let people specify when they post if they want to be linked? We already have people including their Twitter handles when they post (if they have Twitter) so maybe we could let people "opt-in" and say it's cool for the F-F Contest twitter account to broadcast that their story is up?
Basically, I want to provide more updates/content for the Twitter than just - "come read!" or "come vote!" a few times a month.