I am still a Twitter novice. Parts of it are still a mystery to me, though I learn a little bit more each day. Recently though, I discovered something pretty cool... and helpful too.
One of the things that seemed difficult about Twitter was the overwhelming deluge of information. If you follow more than a handful of people, there's no way to keep up with everybody. And trying to pick out links, blog posts, and other information that coincided with your interests? Well, let's say I just had to give up.
Then one of my blog posts was picked up by a Twitter newspaper. I had no idea such a thing existed (yes, I know... I'm green when it comes to Twitter). I always post to Twitter when I have a new post on my blog. This particular time, I happened to use a #hashtag to highlight the topic of my blog. The next day, when I checked my "mentions", I was mentioned in a post promoting someone's Twitter newspaper, which happened to be focused on the topic of my most recent blog post.
After a bit of investigation, I decided to try my own Twitter newspaper. I discovered that I could choose topics of interest to me, such as Young Adult fiction, creativity, writing, and books in general. The "newspaper" is not only a way to maybe draw a few more followers to my Twitter account and/or my blog, but also a way to gather articles, blogs, and other information of interest to me, that otherwise might get lost in the endless Twitter feed of every day.
So, if you're interested in some of the topics mentioned above, check out my Twitter Newspaper, "Words Have Power". If you don't tweet, or you don't want to navigate the Twitter feed to find it, you can read it right here from my blog. Just click the above tab "Words Have Power", which takes you to the paper widget. Click anywhere in the graphic and it will take you to the paper.
Twitter... the possibilities never cease to amaze!