Are you trying to figure out how to build your following and find your Twitter voice? Have you been tweeting for a while but you’ve been inconsistent? Are you working with a stagnant network? Have I got a few tips for you!
- Post unique content daily, as in not a retweet. Find interesting content on your own and share it with your followers.
- Comment and reply to other people’s tweets. And have something to add, more than a “nice post”. Tell them what value you gained from their content.
- Recommend people to follow. Recommendations are not just reserved for #FF, you may do this anytime, there are no rules. A perfect example: “You should follow @MissKemya for her marketing brilliance, cool blog posts and small biz advice”. You can tweet that whenever you like!
- Participate in tweetchats. This is a surefire way to increase your following. There are so many tweetchats happening on a regular basis, I add the ones I like to my calendar as appointments so I don’t miss them.
- Perform searches for people talking about your interests, both professional and personal, and follow those people. Search locally and internationally to build your network.
- Even though you’re tweeting as a professional, expose your personality so people can get to know you. Tweeters like getting to know each other, quirks and all.
- Tweet every day, as in 7 days a week. If you want to communicate with a variety of people, hop on Twitter several times daily and do all of the above.
If you’re still relatively new to Twitter, I suggest you take a look at my original post “10 Quick Twitter Tips” to make sure you’ve already got the basics covered.
I share more details of my personal Twitter strategy with Jason Shoup on Pluggio’s Blog – checkout the interview!