To-Twit, To-Who – Or Something Like That

So far I have pretty much avoided Twitter at all costs. I don’t have a Twitter account and I don’t really want one. Yay, me, sticking to my principles!

It would seem, however, that resistance is futile. As they say.

There’s a writing contest I want to enter. I heard about it through GalleyCat, which does occasionally provide information I actually find useful. This is a link to the info. If you feel like entering, you should. http://www.unstuckbooks.org/contest

If you clicked on the link, you probably noticed that you have to follow them on Twitter in order to enter. I think this is a stupid rule, as writing, and having one’s writing recognized, should not depend on who you follow on Twitter. Although it is a pretty smart way to gain a few more followers.

The dilemma: I’m actually good at microfiction. I have been for a while  now. Although I find it difficult to find microfiction contests that seem worth entering – not to mention that my favorite pieces never seem to be the favorites of my readers… of course, that’s beside the point.

The point being, this contest might be worth entering – or, considering how much I DON’T want a Twitter account, it might not be. I have a little time to decide, so my plan is to create the piece(s) and then, before the deadline, decide if I want to make an account and follow Unstuck in order to submit. If not, I can always post the writing here. 😀

Question to Twitter users: Do you feel it’s worthwhile to have an account? Assuming that you use it on a regular basis, because I figure that if I do create an account I should commit and do regular posts, maybe gain some new fans for my fiction and inch slightly closer to “fame” as a writer.

“Fame” is in quotes because I don’t really want to be famous. People who just want fame do silly things like marry for publicity and get pictures of their junk posted online. …Yeah, I’m not doing that.

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