When I first started blogging I was 17 almost 18 and I had no social media except for a bookstagram that I rarely posted on. Shortly after I created this blog I decided that I should also create a twitter for it because it sounded like fun (and it is), but I had no idea how to use it properly (if there really is a “proper” way) and I fell into it in the wrong way.
My twitter at the beginning was me following a lot of my favorite authors and bloggers and realizing that book twitter giveaways were a thing… I was so excited! I could use this new place to have a chance at gathering more of what I love? Hell yeah!
So for a very long time my Twitter was me entering giveaways and promoting my latest blog post occasionally interacting with others. This was a big no no. I was not branding myself. I wasn’t interesting. I wasn’t doing all the things I love to do on other social media platforms. I was just a giveaway hog and my follower count showed it.
It took a bit, but now I have transformed my twitter to being what it should have been. Thoughtful, bookish, and full of my thoughts, hopes, and aspirations. It’s not a feed full of giveaways anymore and that’s something I can be proud of. I may not have many followers, but I love the people I get to interact with and my hope is that by being myself my twitter can grow as much as my blog has.
Twitter is a weirdly wonderful place, much like all other forms of social media. It has its wars and it has its bits of joy, but most importantly it has some bookishness as well. I am happy to be a part of it.
I may have jumped the gun a bit in the beginning due to my excitement, but I am happy that my Twitter is now a place that I am happy to have as a representation of me.
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-Till next time!