with A Sceptical Medium
What's your best tweet?
Goodness knows. I don't try to be witty or clever, I tend to speak first think later!
What are six things you could never do without?
good health, family, laughter, loyalty, honesty, friends.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
For promoting my four blogs, my books and keeping in touch with all my authors throughout the world quickly and easily
What's your favorite Twitter app?
I am not that up on technical stuff I'm afraid. I know we can put links, pics. etc. but I am very plain Jane and like it simple.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter every time for me, but both have their place. It's Twitter that changed my life for the better though.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Can I be brutally honest and say I can't remember right now? I know many have made me laugh, but...
What feature should Twitter add?
Does it need to add any more?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
No one in particular. As I say, I've never been one for following so-called celebrity
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Most of them.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Anyone who would realise I am a star in the making for my books, their content and who could/would do something about it.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. Only a couple due to nastiness and them blogging about me in a very nasty way. Easier to ignore than argue with them
Why should we vote for you?
Because I am soon to be very well known. After all, it's you who started my career you may as well see it through to the end result
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
A Sceptical Medium, Authors on Show and Lorraine Holloway-White would do for starters.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Far too many to mention in so few words.The most important for me was the one who started my new life as a writer & all that followed from it
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I haven't yet, but thanks for the idea - #lorraineholloway-white, #ascepticalmedium, #authorsonshow
How do you make your tweets unique?
My tweets are unique because they're mine and there's no one else like me. Hot, cold, passionate I am all things to all people
What inspires you to tweet?
Varies. Meeting superb people around the world who enrich my life and a brilliant social networking site - if you're sensible
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
No, does anyone?
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Watch first, learn how it works, then enter with caution. Don't give personal information to strangers, then be bold and go for it.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I never tweet when on holiday, so two weeks or more. I did tweet from my hospital bed each time I was in though.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Would you like Twitter to make sure all Tweeters get to know you and buy your books? ha ha. x
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I see no need for change. Why change perfection? If it ain't broke don't fix it as they say.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Myself and my author friends. It's made us better known and anyone else who uses it well for this purpose
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
I don't follow celebrities apart from Christine Hamilton. The best tweeter ever is @bobdrake in my eyes. Clever man
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That no one of any worth tweets. I have met incredible people. You just need to be selective like everything in life.
Why should people follow you?
Because as a sceptical medium and a promoter of authors, I have much to share about various matters and I shoot from the hip
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
@bobdrake. He is superb and made up a whole story with characters and a village that we all follow. He even had a map of the village
How do you decide what to tweet?
Each day varies. usually promoting authors, blogs or books these days. Also answering people I've become friends with
Why'd you start tweeting?
To see what everyone was talking about. best thing I did in a long time. Through meeting someone on Twitter, I became an author
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. It made me an author, public speaker & founder of Authors on Show-voted one of top 20 blogs in the world - all in less than a year
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Be polite and less judgemental of those who disagree with their own viewpoint. Respect others ideas and thoughts more.
How will the world change in the next year?
It will discover Lorraine Holloway-White, A Sceptical Medium who will try to stop all frauds, charlatans & theatrics in mediumship
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
I've never seen any as I stick to people I know and they all do it very sensibly and well in my opinion.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Much the same as now I should think but much, much smaller and more accessible thanks to Twitter