I have signed up to Twitter in order to stalk some of my favourite writers and find out what’s happening in their worlds. There’s something about Twitter that’s more intimate than following a blog or visiting a website; the equivalent of being passed a note under the desk at school from the popular boy at the back of the classroom.
I don’t know if Twitter will be a permanent fixture in our fast-moving media world or if it will be regarded in the same way we do the Rubik’s Cube now: the symbol of an era, fun at the time but really – why?
I’m also not sure quite how to negotiate through the millions of twitterers out there. It seems like a tornado of information whirling around without order. Perhaps just letting a little bit through at a time will help; hence I will keep the list of people I follow small while I get my head around what it’s all about.
If you like the same children’s authors I do you might want to follow:
I will be tracking down some more of my literary heroes over the next few weeks. If you would like to keep me company (I will be tweeting about the writing process, the books I’m enjoying and any good leads I get on submitting children’s books), please click on the Follow@LouTreleaven button on the right as I currently have only 1 follower who is a piece of spam.