17 Tips for Better Tweets {twitter tutorial #13}

17 Tips for Better Tweets {twitter tutorial #13}   

For those of you who use Twitter, or just adapt to your favorite social media platform:

  • Do you sometimes feel like your tweets are getting lost in cyberspace?
  • Do you wonder if anyone is reading your tweets?
  • Do you ever wish more of your followers would respond?
  • Do you feel like giving up when you’ve spent time creating the ‘perfect’ tweet, and no one responds?
  • Are you fresh out of ideas?

17 Ideas for Improving Your Tweets:

  1. Tweet other people’s stuff, not just your own.  Remember the 80/20 rule.  People who only advertise their own stuff are less likely to get to know others.  Why would anyone share your stuff if you don’t share theirs?
  2. Use analytics to find out when your followers are tweeting.  Schedule your tweets accordingly.
  3. Make personal replies, not automated.  Can’t emphasize this enough.
  4. Use the person’s name when speaking/tweeting them.  Be personal.
  5. Create tweets for your ideal audience.  Think of that one person, and tweet to them.
  7. Tweet the same tweet multiple times, at different times, different days.  Don’t just tweet something once.
  8. Thank people who respond.  Make it personal.  People like to be acknowledged, don’t you?
  9. Talk to people, use conversation, not just stuff.  Make your tweets into questions or conversational language.
  10. Focus on tweeting to people who DO respond.  Don’t worry about the ones who don’t.
  11. Use #FFs (Friday Follow) and #ShoutOuts regularly.  People like to be noticed.  This takes a lot of work, but is quite productive at getting a response.  It’s also a good way to meet new Tweeters.
  12. Tweet consistently at certain times and days.  I tweet my posts at the same time every day in case people are looking for it, just like I post at the same time, generally.
  13. Try a Direct Tweet Campaign.  This too is a lot of work, but well worth the time.
  14. Focus on people whose views match yours.  Just like in real life — #makingfriends101
  15. Insert your favorite tweets into a blog post.  This is a great way to reuse a tweet later.
  16. Share your tweets (and other people’s) on other social media platforms.  Some platforms are connected, others you have to get creative with, but there is great benefit in crossing platforms.
  17. Evaluate your methods a couple of times a year.  Try something new.  Keep an open mind.

Happy Tweeting!  

Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments.  Always open to ideas.  Thanks for reading!


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