Book reviews, musings and waffle from a British lit addict

HELP needed: Twitter Mega-Novice

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of Twitter and couldn’t get the appeal – I used to actively be irritated by some Facebook ‘status updating’ habits (Do I need to know when you’re arguing with your boyfriend? No…whatever happened to not “airing dirty laundry in public”?!). I thought that Twitter was essentially this element of Facebook boiled down. Apparently, I was wrong – whoever would have guessed?

But my curiosity has gradually been piqued, particularly by bloggers who mention book clubs, read-alongs and other such bookish activities. So I finally signed up and thought I would give it a go!

Turns out, it’s confusing! I have no idea how I’m supposed to find all these lovely activities, never mind get involved…so this is a humble plea to those more experienced than I in “tweeting”…any advice would be lovely πŸ™‚ And any recommendations of stuff I can join or get involved in on a book-type theme would be even lovelier!!

  • Well you're one step further along than I am! I got as far as registering my Twitter account and then chickened out πŸ˜‰

  • Red

    Admittedly I didn't see the point to Twitter but signed up partially because I was bored one day and partially for work. I now spend far too much time on Twitter.

    I'm unfortunately not too familiar with the Twitter-related book activities but I can tell you some great book people to follow:

  • I sent you a Tweet today – from @RoofBeamReader. Essentially, you just "tweet" your daily thoughts, but if you want to speak directly to someone, you put @ in front of their Twitter name. Like @LitAddictedBrit – Hey! What are you reading? Or, if you are following someone who is following you back, you can send a "direct message" – which is private, between the two of you (anyone can see your @ tweets and regular tweets).