I don’t have a lot of blogging resolutions for 2015, other than maintaining my reviews, not taking too many review requests, and keeping up with posting reviews on sites like Goodreads. I’ve got five classes to take this year and a full time job, after all. But one of my resolutions is to be a more thoughtful Twitter user (or is that a Twitterer? Tweeter?).
I’ll admit it, Twitter makes me feel kind of old sometimes. But I prefer it to Facebook, with all the ads, the weird “you’ve got to see what happened next” posts, and pictures of people’s food. I could easily give up Facebook.
But Twitter has been great for me in terms of generating followers and keeping up with bloggers’ posts. I haven’t been good about checking it every day and probably should. I also need to actually Tweet more.
For the bloggers out there, I’d really love to hear about how you use Twitter. And by that I mean,
- Do you follow authors and publishers? Who are some of your favorites?
- Do you tweet reviews to authors and publishers?
- How do you organize your feed?
- How often do you tweet? Just your posts or other things too?
- What do you find is most successful in supporting your blog?
And if you’re reading as an author or publisher, I’d love to hear your input too!
I often find Twitter overwhelming, but I spent some time this weekend creating lists of authors, book bloggers, and media/publishing, and that seems to help a lot.
I find it difficult to follow tweets when you know people are referring to other tweets, only you can’t tell what’s referencing what. Sometimes they show up as a string, sometimes they don’t, which I guess depends on how people tweet.
As a blogger, how do you use Twitter? Are there other social networking tools you find more useful?
And on this subject, any suggestions for good blogging forums where people talk about this kind of thing?