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What's your twitter?

Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by TheGingerTeacher, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

  2. LanguageArtsLab

    LanguageArtsLab New commenter

    I'm not really big on promoting my store through social media. I do pinterest and that's about it. Do you think it makes a difference, Charleei?
     
  3. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    I don't really know, I know that people come from Pinterest (Mainly because I've had messages that start 'I saw this on Pinterest...') but as for the others no clue! But as I have some time off at the moment I might as well give it a go!
     
  4. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    I have been trying with a blog too here. I think these things are quite hard to measure. My partner runs an online business and he tracks all sorts of data but its very different and he has his own website so it is easier to see where traffic comes from.

    (PS I tried to put these in one post but was told I only have 6 minutes to edit a post! It took me that long to work the linky thing!)
     
  5. Goodeyedeers

    Goodeyedeers New commenter

    Hi Everyone
    It's taken me a while to find the sellers forum - must be my age, I'm slowing down!
    I can be found on Twitter at @mj51day
    Not using Instagram, yet and recently started on Pintetest - only 10 followers so I probably need to spend more time on it.
    I've got a blog but it's mainly to do with the flash fiction I write though I am planning to mention the TES resources more often.
    https://mjshorts.wordpress.com
     
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  6. LanguageArtsLab

    LanguageArtsLab New commenter

    Well, Goodeyedeers, you're beating me in the follower department. I still get lots of re-pins, though, so it's not all about followers.
     
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  7. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    I agree LAL (Hope you don't mind the short version?) as long as people re-pin I don't mind if they aren't following. I check some boards regularly of people that I don't follow.
    I want to change my link but I don't want to lose all the stuff I've built up... grrrr
    https://www.pinterest.com/charleeiddon/
     
  8. LanguageArtsLab

    LanguageArtsLab New commenter

    Of course I don't mind the acronym! I use it to save some of my files sometimes :) Can't you change your handle on pinterest without losing your info?
     
  9. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    I don't know, it will change the actual address of my account so I'm not sure...
     
  10. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    or not too much hassle lol
     
  11. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    TES Resources are pretty well indexed by Google - if you try a search for Boolean logic KS3, for example, the resource I uploaded is on the first page of results. I suppose how effective that is depends on how distinctive the words in your resource are.

    I've created pages in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn, and put links to them on the front page of my web-site. I find that, compared with the web-site, which gets thousands of hits per day, the social media pages get very little interest. YouTube is the most popular, followed by Twitter, but hardly anyone ever looks at the Facebook page.
     
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  12. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

  13. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    Yes - I've just become a Computing "Subject Genius"!

    I've got several ideas in the pipeline, but it'll be interesting to see if I can come up with one a month indefinitely.

    I read a bit of yours yesterday and was about to comment. When my daughter was little, we prepared her for reading and writing by stressing the phonics in words on the advice of my colleague, an SEN specialist. She also made the point that people who don't spell well also mispronounce words too.

    You're also write about distractions from reading. My daughter's reading age is way above her chronological age, but she read her reading book every day, doesn't have her own tablet, and rarely expresses any interest in watching the television (aside from a recent obsession with the Bake Off). Outside school, the mother of a girl said that she didn't do the reading with her daughter because she'd rather watch television when she got home. That meant that, by the end of infants school, my daughter had read literally hundreds more books.

    As one school of thought is that there is no such thing as talent, it's just that people who appear to be talented have practised for more than 10,000 hours, that's going to make a big difference.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
  14. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    It does make a big difference. It is such a shame that some parents are still not on board. For me as a teacher it is heart breaking to see some children who are behind just because they do not get the support at home. I've had parents tell me that it doesn't matter if their 7 year old still can't read because "you should see him with the iPad, he can do anything!"
     
  15. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    It sounds like they need to read my next blog - out next Wednesday!
     
  16. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    It is so frustrating! I will be reading :)
     
  17. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    Next week blog out? Or yesterday?
     
  18. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    It was supposed to be yesterday, but now I'm not really sure what's going on!
     
  19. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    Sorry, no pressure I just thought I had missed it :oops:
     
  20. iGCSE101

    iGCSE101 New commenter

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