From the Haphazard Twitter Files of Ms. Bookish (No. 2)

twitterimageWelcome to my not-so-regular feature, From the Haphazard Twitter Files of Ms. Bookish (and yes, the title is a tribute to a one of my favorite books, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg).

I recently discovered that the Tweetdeck iPhone app now lets me email tweets to myself without leaving the app – a real time-saver, and ever since I started using it, I’ve accumulated a lot of great links – kind of a method of bookmarking when I’m not on my computer, plus great for writing up this feature (so it might be a more regular one from now on!).

Because, as it turns out, my favorite time for going on Twitter is in the morning, when I’m relaxing with a cup of coffee and not quite ready to get up and start doing things.

I don’t know about you, but I find such great links through Twitter – things that I might never have caught sight of otherwise. I know some people think Twitter is all about tweeting personal, irrelevant stuff (“Just had a bowl of soup for lunch. Yum.”) but it’s not just about personal updates (although yes, I do enjoy a smattering of those, too – it humanizes the whole experience for me). It’s such a great place to find interesting links (of course, much depends on the people you’re following – but on the positive side, you’re fully in charge of that!).

Bookish Links

Writing Links

Other Fun and Interesting Stuff

Are you on Twitter? What do you like best about it? And here’s the link to my Twitter page!

14 thoughts on “From the Haphazard Twitter Files of Ms. Bookish (No. 2)

    1. Belle

      Those worksheets look so good – I’m itching to try them. And I actually have the Book in a Month book somewhere on my writing books shelf (just never got around to reading it – that falls in the “so what else is new” category).

      I’m hoping the popovers taste as good as they look!

  1. Jemi Fraser

    Great links! I ‘m amazed at what I’ve found through Twitter too. I didn’t have a clue what it was all about when I signed up and am pleasantly surprised by the info you can find when using it :)
    .-= Jemi Fraser´s last blog ..Tragedy & Hope =-.

    1. Belle

      Me too! I really miss it when I don’t have time to pop in – I find even just five or ten minutes usually nets me some interesting links.

    1. Belle

      I just drop in whenever I have a moment, and that seems to work so well.

      Also, if you follow people whose Twitter pages and updates look interesting, you end up seeing some interesting links in your Twitter stream, so one thing is to not stick to just book people and publishers. The more the merrier, I say :)

    1. Belle

      My Twitter motto is to follow well (broadly speaking) and follow wisely :) There are so many interesting people on Twitter – I never would have guessed!

      Some of the lunches sound mighty yummy, I have to say!

  2. Barbara

    I just recently began using Facebook and that was sort of under duress. I don’t have a cell phone, don’t use Twitter, hate the telephone (should have been born BEFORE Alexander Graham Bell), and don’t even listen to audio books. I read actual printed books – love the feel of them, the smell of them, the fonts, the occasional illustration, etc. So call me old-fashioned – it fits.
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Reading While Olympics not Available =-.


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