In the past few posts, we built a little nest, and started making some quick hops from branch to branch in the Twitter tree. Now it’s time to fly! It’s a big, crowded sky, so you’ll want to learn but fast. Here is a list of some very reliable tips, all short, and sweet and to the point. Most of them can be applied to any social platform.
Let’s jump right off!
- Start talking: Join the conversation. Don’t be rude, but don’t be shy.
- Share friends: When you meet someone cool, introduce them to someone they might like.
- Ask: if you don’t know… you can learn a lot and have some great conversation by just asking a question.
- Be yourself: No one else is you, so be the best you there is!
- Humor me: Everyone loves to laugh. If you are naturally funny, flaunt it.
- Don’t be gross: or, at least don’t be too gross.
- Who you follow: it matters! To meet good tweeters, Follow good tweeters.
- Read: before you follow someone, read their profile, check their tweets, and their followers. You’ll quickly see why.
- Give it away: share your time, your expertise, and show some love – share the good content your friends post.
- Feel the currents: Use trending lists, etc. to stay abreast. Read and share the news early in the day. When you stumble on something great, be the first to break the news.
- Answer questions: be helpful, if you know the answer, share it. Provide references when you can.
Fly with the flock:
- Birds of a feather: talk politics with your political friends and cars with the gear-heads. Others interested will join in.
- Time matters: you may need to repeat some basic tweets to reach your followers. Your New York friends and Australian friends are probably on at different times.
- Show your colors: as you show your different facets, you’ll develop lots of neat groups of tweeters to share your interests with and learn from.
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