Ladybird Land feels a long way from the world of social media.
I’ve been using Twitter for many years and find it very useful for lots of different things. In my work I found it a brilliant way of staying up to date with the latest developments and for swapping ideas and online resources. But I didn’t want to mix that up with communication with family and friends – so I made separate accounts and switched between them. Never the twain.
Some years ago I also made a separate Ladybird Books Twitter account, to keep any tweets about Ladybird Books separate from both of the above. But then I almost never used it.
And so @lbflyawayhome languished.
Just recently I’ve revived my Ladybird tweeting and have found it very useful. It points me towards little snippets and websites that I can share easily on Twitter but which I’d probably never get around to blogging about. It’s also nice to have a quick chat with other Ladybird Book enthusiasts.
Since it may be true that many Ladybird Book lovers aren’t Twitter users, I can put these links up in a batch every now and then for anyone interested.
The other place to mention is Pinterest. I’ve made a Pinterest board to collate Ladybird images I find online or ones I upload to different places:
As for Facebook, I just can’t find a role for it. I know that there are Ladybird Book ‘groups’ on Facebook, but it’s just not me.
Links I’ve tweeted about/found on Twitter that might be of interest:
Plans for the upcoming Ladybird centenury:
The Idyllic world of Peter and Jane:
Ladybird Books and Modernism: