Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by ADMIN-TOM
I wrote a piece a few weeks back about what we should do as writers to share our writing. One way of doing so is to post to your social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Except Twitter doesn’t really want to make it easy for you to post your thoughts and pictures to their site. If you read my post here, you will get the gist of what I am talking about.
Twitter, it seems, doesn’t want to make it easy for you to post something on their platform that looks good. That seems to be the crazy reasoning behind Twitter’s removal of the Twitter Card Preview. The preview aloud you, the writer, to see a preview of your post. From that you can tell if the image is the correct dimensions and if the into text reads well. Now that’s been taken away and integrated into Tweet Composer, which is entirely centered around Twitter Ads.
But all hope is not lost, for I have seen the light… well, I’ve seen Typefully, dear reader, which has as one of its apps a Twitter Validator card – and it works, mostly. But hey, it’s better than no card validator at all.
So, if you want to look at what your Twitter post will look like (remember you have to post it first, then look at the Card Validator version which you will probably have to paste a few times, then twiddle around with it to get it right before you advertise it to the world) here’s Typefully’s Twitter Card Validator. Bear in mind also, Twitter sometimes defaults to Facebook’s sharing debugger, so post it a few times into that debugger first. Confused? Welcome to the half-hearted world of Twitter and social media in general.
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The Brittle Sea – Free Historical Fiction eBook
The fateful journey of the Titanic sets off a chain of events that will leave a legacy of treachery, deceit and heartbreak.
Magda Asparov travels from Ukraine, oblivious to the danger she is sailing into when she boards the Titanic to sail to a new and rich life. With an arranged marriage to Matthew Turner, a corrupt wealthy American businessman, waiting for her in America, and a manipulative independent spirit, Magda knew what her destiny would be.
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Believing Magda survived the Titanic sinking, Turner has set his vengeful henchman, William Harker, the task of finding Magda. Harker relentlessly pursues Magda and, as the search intensifies, Blackmore finds himself in the crosshairs of danger.
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