Why Actors Should Join Twitter - Part 2
I tackled this topic in a previous post "Why Actors Should Join Twitter" and I still stand by my declaration that Twitter is a great tool for actors. Just today Daniel Tosh from the hit show Tosh.0 put up a casting notice on his Twitter feed looking for someone to replace him as host.
Getting information like this is only the tip of the iceberg. Since my last post, I earned a meeting with a top Commercial Agent at Abrams Artists Agency (as did some of my friends) and auditioned for a National Commercial all because of Twitter.
This is not to say that Twitter should be your only form of self-marketing. Twitter should not replace the hard work you do in your day-to-day life: networking, classes, workshops, seminars, etc. I believe it should be used in tandem with your other resources, an added tool of sorts to your ever-growing utility belt.
Another great perk of Twitter? The immense amount of support you receive from fellow actors on a daily basis. I will Tweet that I booked a job and an influx of congratulations and well wishes follow. Many from those who are in the same boat just trying to be a paid working actor. It's a really fantastic network of support in many ways. In a field that can feel so disheartening at times, it's really nice to feel that support, if even from a stranger.
I know Twitter can seem overwhelming at first, especially when you don't know how to use it. I felt the exact same way when I first joined. Here are two great articles to help guide you: The Beginners Guide to Twitter and Newbie's Guide to Twitter. In terms of figuring out who to follow, feel free to use my own Twitter as a guide. I've created a list of Industry (predominately LA-Based) that I hope you will find useful, click HERE and follow away!
This is a winding road we have decided to venture down, hopefully this information will make those turns a bit easier.
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