Twitter is definitely the social media platform that I’m most active on, and most comfortable with. I use Facebook to keep in touch with people I know, I use Pinterest to find recipes and drool over gorgeous photography. But I use Twitter as a place to learn and grow, and also have a lot of fun. I follow about 100 people–it’s hovering around 95 at the moment–and they generally fall into three categories: library folks, author/publishing people, and friends/fellow bloggers. Here is your handy guide to Maureen’s Twitter Feed. I’m sure I will miss someone obvious and important, for which I apologize in advance.
Smart, insightful commentary on libraryland and reading. I am constantly challenged, enlightened, and amused.
@9inchsnails (Amanda McCrina)
@EWein2412 (Elizabeth Wein)
@JustineLavaworm (Justine Larbalestier)
@sarahreesbrenna (Sarah Rees BrennaN)
@realjohngreen (Errr…you know)
I have just realized that those are all authors. I do follow a couple of agents and editors as well, but I rarely interact with them, so they haven’t made it on the list. Regardless, these are all smart, lovely people, and you should follow them (and read their books!).
Laura and Marie are also library people, but I’m sticking them in the friends category BECAUSE. Again, all lovely, smart people.
Takeaway: I love Twitter, because it’s the corner of the internet where I get to be completely nerdy about books, and libraries, and Richard III, while assuming that someone else will get what I’m talking about. I haven’t really been proven wrong, which just shows that I’m following the right people.
P.S. If you see a SHOCKING OMISSION in my lists–either people I follow and didn’t remember, or people I don’t follow and should–let me know.