Warning!!! Check Your Old Tweets!

I would like to call to your attention it’s a good idea to periodically check your old tweets, links where your books are posted and other things pertaining your books from time to time because by accident, I discovered one of mine was directing people elsewhere away from my writings, blogs, and books.

The tiny url was put out by a personal assistant I hired two years ago was what came up with a warning of “Do not Proceed.” I try to keep tab on all my urls but it’s impossible to control each and every one of them.

No, I don’t believe the PA was responsible. For all others work just fine. Had they done it. They would’ve redirected all of them not just one or two. But only one was found to be alternated.

I tell ya, people screw with my books, links and URLs an awful lot for they to be long, dead, need professional editing, have horrible covers and dread awful as some have said they are. But their sleuth, underhanded actions tell me and many others otherwise. People don’t screw with anything possessing those poor qualities.

A friend of mines worked his way around it and found out it wasn’t a illegitimate security warning but just one someone attached to my tiny URL to warn people away from my books. He replaces it with a new, legitimate one.

I knew the book world was competitive but that’s a new low. He explained it’s called “Tweet Hijacking” 

He also recommended that authors check for word scrabblers which is a malware that scrambler your words as you load them down from your computer to the E-book formation. It leaves gaps and spaces in the book or omit words which is why sometimes the E-book of some writers are so different from the physical books. Physical books are sent on more secured formation.

He also said change your Tweeter password at least once a month or so if you use it regularly.

Gosh, as if you already didn’t have enough to do simply marketing your books. Now, you gotta safe guard your tweets, too. What will they do not? Fly over your house and drop flyers from a plane. These are people who really don’t have enough to do. 

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About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Warning!!! Check Your Old Tweets!

  1. Alisha says:

    That’s terrible. I haven’t encountered any bad links from your books but I have noticed a weirdness in your Twitter following. As one of your Twitter followers…it’s like you don’t get your tweets if you don’t visit your home page and if you visit it there a large gain one day followed by a large loss the next day. I agree with your friend. I think you need to change your password and check for a word scrambler. It’s real sad when people won’t spend time developing their own craft but instead try to hinder another.

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    • Thanks for looking out for me and thanks for following. Yes, I had noticed the large gain of followers sometimes followed shortly afterward by a large disappearance but Twitter followers can be very flicker like that. Hmmm, I didn’t know you wasn’t getting my tweets. Thanks for letting me know.

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