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.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below!

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-Till next time!

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24 thoughts on “The Evolution of (My) Twitter

  1. I’m still trying to figure out my Twitter with my blog. But I’ve mostly been posting personal stuff on both my Twitter and Instagram. Don’t know if I should create separate accounts for my blog or not on social media.

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  2. I’m happy you’ve had a positive experience on Twitter. It’s probably my favourite social media site (I don’t really count WordPress as social media), though I actively tell people that logging onto Twitter is like coming home to everything being on fire with everyone just setting more things on fire.

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  3. I’m not a huge social media person. I love my Instagram but it’s not bookish… and I just think there are so many good bookstagrams out there, I don’t know how I could distinguish myself. But you’ve inspired me to give it a go. Not twitter though – I don’t even understand how that works! Maybe I should learn 🙈

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    1. Twitter actually is a little bit easier, but it’s mostly about finding the sort of tweets that you would find the most interesting and being yourself.. if a shorter version. I love Instagram and I am so sad because I haven’t posted on there in so long, but I have so many amazing books coming my way that I know I HAVE to showcase them!

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  4. Very nice! I feel like there are bloggers who really focus on promoting the number of followers they have, but it’s rather disingenuous slash not very personal. I think your focus on being yourself and branding it as your own thing is a very admirable goal; I mean, people automatically start following you for that alone, so it’s a win-win situation I think. 😉 Keep it up!

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    1. I look at my follower count on my blog and other social media only in terms of milestones, but I don’t obsess over it and I honestly don’t really think about it. I care more about the relationships I have built with the people who comment and those blogs that I love to read. I’m proud of my content and I wanted that to reflect across all platforms. The right people will love my content for who I am and I don’t want anyone to follow me for any other reason. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! It’s always a pleasure to speak with you!

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      1. That’s very true. There are times when I myself wonder if I should try promoting my blog and getting tons of followers, but I know that cold/mechanical process would make me very unhappy in the long run. It’s always best to be organic, so I’m glad you’re staying true to yourself as well. 🙂

        And right back at you! Your blog is so lovely and self-aware, and I enjoy discussing these things with you. 😊

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