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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > How Twitter Can Help Illustrators > Is it better to post a link to my illustration to Twitter, or the illustration itself?

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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Q. Is it better to post a link to my illustration to Twitter, or the illustration itself?

A. I used to always post a link, to encourage people to go to my blog. Nowadays, however, I'm finding that fewer people follow links to images. Instead, I post the image directly to Twitter, but make sure my name and URL are part of the image, and I also try to squeeze in my Twitter id as well.

And even when I post an image directly to Twitter, I find I get far more response if I make the descriptive text interesting, rather than just "My doodle of the day:" or something similarly bland. What I suspect: that some third-party tools that people are using on mobile devices are NOT showing the images, but just the descriptive text and a link.

 

 

 

Last updated on September 30, 2014 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi