I’ve been on Twitter since 2008. I love it. I use it. I know it.
I’m always asked questions about Twitter. I thought it would be fun to start writing more about the different social media channels because I’m on them all day, every single day.
So today — Twitter.
Conversation in 140 characters or less.
I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 and I love it.
Twitter will never go away, it’s a wonderful social media channel for people to engage and talk and share. I’m always asked advice about Twitter.
How to build followers?
Right way to use a hashtag?
Ways to keep yourself relevant?
Believe me, there are ways to build your following and make Twitter work for you – to the best of its ability. You don’t want to get caught in the waters of buying followers. You want true followers, ones that will stick around. On the same hand, you don’t want your feed cluttered with meaningless stuff.
Here are 5 Twitter Tips to keep in mind while you’re growing (more to come!):
- Make sure you’re following people that you want to be following. Don’t just follow a bunch of people for the sake of following and building up your potential Twitter Followers. My suggestion is to find people you love to follow on Twitter and see who they are following. Great way to build up a solid Twitter list.
- Make sure you’re using hashtags. Hashtags act as your address online. If you love to tweet about fashion or food or fitness… you can create hashtags with each tweet and it allows other people who love the same things to find you.
- Make sure you tweet (at least) 5 times a day – and something organic and authentic, not anything random. Even if it’s something as simple as a question, “What are you up to today!?”
- ENGAGE. ENGAGE. If you want Twitter to work for you, you have to engage. Talk. Discuss. Ask questions. Most important part is to make sure you’re communicating.
- Retweet something. Simple advice, right? But – I’ m telling you, retweeting is a powerful thing. People love to retweet. I always get excited when I see someone retweeted something I posted. Regardless if you’re a blogger or not, RT is something that is good to do.