Doeneseya Bates is a 21 year old from New York. She's full of ambition, determination, and a head full of dreams. She began writing at the age of 8. In late 2012, Doeneseya was diagnosed with migraines. At that time, she didn’t leave the house much, but wanted to stay productive. Finding relaxation in writing, she picked back up on her familiar hobby. She never thought of officially publishing her work. People tried to fill her head with doubts that her books would never be successful. This became her motivation. Her readers (also known as her riders) supported Doe and pushed her to succeed. In 2013, Doeneseya self-published 5 books. With a never-ending and vivid imagination, as of 2015 she has written a total of 12 books.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Connecting with my riders. There's so many different personalities. I never get bored with them. They're amazing!
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
My friend Rosie.
How do you make your tweets unique?
They're honest and real. That's unique nowadays.
What are six things you could never do without?
God, My family, my #Riders, faith, happiness, Twitter! Lol
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
Doe uses social media to connect with her riders. She calls them "riders" because her books have helped people and have helped to make people stronger. Being a rider is about overcoming challenges that life throws at you. It's about being loyal and true to yourself and others. It's about having confidence in yourself and chasing your dreams no matter how unreachable they may seem. It's about being strong and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. It's about never giving up.
Doeneseya uses social media to promote her books. She uses it to feed off of all the feedback people give her. Whether is good or bad. Criticism drives and makes her work harder. She uses social media to simply have a conservation with her riders and make sure they're doing well. Doeneseya uses social media to spread a positive message.