Saturday, May 9, 2009

Follow Lincoln Buff 2 on Twitter

After a failed attempt at tweeting in Springfield the week of the bicentennial, I'm now a bonafide twitterer - or is it tweeter? Nonetheless, I'm doing it! I've now got more than 100 followers on Twitter.

I'm not quite sure how I'll use this valuable communication tool in the long run. I can see so many opportunities to meet my vision - to inspire others by sharing the Lincoln legacy. Recently, I've been re-tweeting other people's Lincoln-related tweets. The tweets may be about an event, or a book, or a Lincoln site they've seen. I rarely re-tweet quotes. So often, quotes are falsely attributed to Lincoln. I just don't have time to verify each and every one. I'll only use one if I've read it in the works of leading Lincoln scholars who do their homework on such matters.

I hope to do more with Twitter - use it to link to news stories, events across the country, to promote Lincoln books. With my schedule right now - other responsibilities and an exam I'm preparing for - re-tweeting will be about it. But, keep watching. Who knows what surprises I'll have for you. Check it out at: http://twitter.com/LincolnBuff2.

Please keep visiting my blog, too. I've got a couple of really cool stories planned over the next week or so - about others who are as passionate about following their passions as I am about following mine. And, if you read my blog at all, you can't miss my passion. ;-)

To all those mothers out there in Lincoln Buff land, have a Happy Mother's Day! Ann

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4 comments:

Linda G said...

Hi Ann - Thanks for your comment on Toastmasters; it went well yesterday. Today I am all but incapacitated by Manhunt, the book by James Swanson. Cannot put it down! What should I read next? @lindagottschalk

Lincoln Buff 2 said...

Linda,

I really like "The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage" by Daniel Mark Epstein. I got about half way through it before I had to start getting serious about preparing for a continuing ed exam. I know I won't be able to put it down when I get back to it - beautiful prose.

You can never go wrong with anything by Harold Holzer - "President Elect" is great and "In Lincoln's Hand" is a nice read when you have to do it in snippets or stolen minutes here and there.

"Lincoln's Melancholy" by Joshua Wolf Shenk is also very good, but try something light after Manhunt. You may need a break. A book about depression is probably not the best after reading about assassination.

Anything by the Kunhardts is well worth the time - magnificent images, informative narrative and creative layouts - a real class act.

There are so many very fine Lincoln books out now, and many from the past which have lasting value. You'll have to let me know what you read next.

Thanks for the comment and for using Twitter to tweet about Lincoln and Toastmasters.

Take care,
Ann
http://twitter.com/LincolnBuff2

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann
Nice comprehensive work you have done here.
I have a connection to Lincoln myself... I am a descendent of Daniel Boone, whose family settled in Berks County outside Philadelphia... the old Squire Boone homestead still stands (his red headed dad) and Abe's grandfather was from the same vicinity. My family came from Kentucky and West Virginia roots but they have now ended up in Allentown area, going full circle.

Thanks for all your work. Till another space in time.
ed / ennyman's territory

Lincoln Buff 2 said...

Thanks for your kind words, Ed. I enjoyed your Lincoln blog piece today as well. I'll need to make time to read more of your blog posts.

Best wishes,
Ann