3 Tips for Using Twitter Effectively

I seem to spend the majority of my time working on the ListaLand brand with its Twitter account. I am constantly asking myself am I doing enough? Is all the time I spend reading articles and tweeting about them really even worth it? Am I gaining any traction in the Social world or am I standing still? Sometimes it’s hard to tell when there aren’t direct grades or numbers to prove your overall success… am I right?!

Here are a couple of ways that have helped me better my engagement with fellow bloggers and Social Media freaks like me.

1. Always give credit where credit is due

Some people tweet about random things like what the person next them in line just said or about dropping their toothbrush in the toilet. The unimportance of said tweets renders them excused from this rule, but for the rest of you I highly recommend tagging a person &/or company in anything about them.

Crediting people > free advertising for everyone > social media karma coming your way!

2. Schedule your tweets.

Do yourself a favor and schedule your tweets. It’s hard to remember to pump out a few tweets during your day. Are you really going to stop and tweet about that awesome Forbes article you read on your coffee break? Chances are no. Plus that’s so inconvenient!

I am forever indebted to Hootsuite for being my favorite posting platform. I recently started using the AutoSchedule feature which sends your posts at optimal times making this tweet scheduling thing a mindless activity in my book! > #EPIC

Hootsuite Dashboard

3. Be nice and RT/favorite things you LIKE!

If you like it, prove it. It’s that simple. Send out some good social vibes and share other people’s content.

I’m not saying have a hay day and RT the next ten things on your feed, but if something resonates with you don’t be shy and let the Tweeter know! You know you love it when some one retweets or favorites your content. #ShareTheLove

Your turn! What are some top Twitter tips you’ve learned?

 

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