Do you know about Twitter hashtags? According to the Twitter website, hashtags are something the Twitter community came up with themselves so they could group Tweets into categories--making it easier to follow conversations.
A hashtag is any word that has the pound or hash (#) symbol before it. Adding a particular hashtag to your tweet (#followfriday, for instance) means your tweet will be added to the category. Anyone who searches on that hashtag from their Twitter home page will be directed to the real-time conversation of Tweeters using that particular tag.
Take a look at your sidebar on Twitter to see what topics are trending at any given time. There's even a third-party site where you can get an idea of popular hashtags hashtags.org.
If you're interested in joining the YA conversation (and what other conversation is there?) try searching hashtags like #ya, #yalit, #yalitchat--or connect with authors on Twitter with hashtags like #amwriting or #amediting. And if you're feeling seasonal, try searching #Thanksgiving--but be sure to duck the flying drumsticks!
And here's another of my favorite bookish tweeters to follow: compelledtoread. You've probably already discovered The Compulsive Reader (everyone has!) but her tweets are fun too!
Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.