Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Off and Twittering

So, I'm still on a high from yesterday's inauguration. Even the Chief Justice's botch couldn't bring me down. I thought the musical contributions were fantastic. The poem, o.k. I think I was expecting something more, though. And maybe it was simply her reading. Anyone else not particularly care for her reading?

Anyway, it was a wonderful day, and I so appreciate my employer. They had the broadcast set up in our large meeting room for people to be able to watch. Very classy!

I'm up and twittering now...or is it tweeting? This lingo is a bit beyond me yet. I've made silly goofs, like sending a "tweet" to everyone when I meant to send it to one person...or sending a "tweet" twice because I didn't see it add to my list. Silly stuff. But, I'm starting to get the hang of things. I've downloaded the "TweetDeck" so I don't have to have Twitter open in my browser all the time. That's rather nice.

So, if you'd like to keep up with my little tidbits on Twitter, you can find me at

More importantly, though, if you twitter, let me know. The last few times I tried the "find friends" option on Twitter, it wasn't working. I don't know if you're out there. Authors, are you keeping folks apprised of what you're doing on Twitter? Please let me know where you are so I can stay up to date.

In the meantime, I'll try to minimize my silly goofs!

And I want to leave you with this awesome quote that was in Shelf Awareness yesterday. I think with the new president's inaugural address, this is befitting:

"Well, I own a bookstore, and when kids come into contact with books, I see them loving them. But I think we have to be a little more passionate about getting books to children--which includes putting books in our own hands. I see a lot of parents not reading, but instead spending hours and hours on computers. It sends a strong message to kids that books are not important. The book is still the best transportation device to take us through time, to new worlds and ideas. Once you've tasted it, it's hard to give it up. I think we just need to give kids more opportunities to taste it."--Peter H. Reynolds, children's author and illustrator, co-owner of the Blue Bunny bookstore, Dedham, Mass., and co-founder of educational media firm FableVision, in a Boston Globe interview.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Happy Reading!


trish January 21, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

To find friends, you can do a few things. You can do search for people under, you can friend Mr. Tweet, who uses an algorithm to suggest people you should follow, based on who you're already following (he'll bring up most if not all of the book bloggers), or you can go through someone else's list of people they follow (like my list).

Here's a few to get you started, though (what I'll list is their twitter name, so it'll be easy for you to find them on the


That should get you started. There's a bunch more!

Jen January 23, 2009 at 6:16 AM  

Thanks Trish. I've started a pretty good list now thanks to your ideas. I'm going to give myself a chance to get use to things for a bit here before I build it up anymore. I'd prefer the ENTIRE world not see my "learning blunders"! LOL

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