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Creating a Social Media Plan {day eight}

Welcome to Day Eight of the Write 31 challenge!  If this is your first time stopping by, head over to Day One to get started from the beginning, and now on to Day Eight…

Today we’re going to continue with some helpful information about maximizing your presence on Twitter and then tomorrow we’ll put together a plan for using Twitter.

Twitter Tips and Tricks #socialmedia #twitter #blogging
Interact, Promote, and Share

Twitter is a social media platform. Let’s not forget the social part! If you only use Twitter to stalk other people and share your own content, your Twitter probably isn’t going to grow as large as you’d like or drive traffic to your blog or business site. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of Twitter…

Share other people’s content…and do it often! I would however encourage you to keep your brand in mind when finding content to share. Not everything you share needs to be a perfect fit for your brand but people follow you for a reason, so don’t confuse them by sharing content that doesn’t really fit with your brand.

Follow people in your niche…and then connect with them. Don’t just be a stalker! Share their content, respond to their tweets and engage them in conversation.

Ask people to take action with your tweets. It’s okay to ask people to share your content…just don’t ask every time you tweet!

Respond to notifications. You might not be able to respond to every single notification you get (in fact, you probably won’t be able to…especially as you gain more and more followers) but if people ask you questions, try to take the time to answer them.

Thank people for sharing your content. If someone shares your content via Twitter send them a quick tweet in response that says, “Thank you!”

Twitter chats. These are a great way to connect with like-minded bloggers, brands, and individuals. And as an added bonus, twitter chats are one of the only times in life where it’s okay to not only eavesdrop on a conversation but actually jump into the conversation. Actually, come to think of it, twitter chats might be the only time where that is socially acceptable!

Promote others. Do I sound like a broken record yet? You want to share other content more often than you share your own and this is truly a phenomenal way to grow your Twitter presence. Share others work and share often.

Interact with others. This one is also worth repeating because it is so important. Don’t just tweet and then walk away until you want to tweet again…interact with others!

On a logistical note, try to use the same username as on your other social media platforms…just makes it easier for people to find and follow you!

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave them in the comments below or email me at girlonthemoveblog01 {at} gmail {dot} com

Do you have any other Twitter questions?

8 Comments

  • Irèn

    Although I’ve been on Twitter since the beginning of 2008, I haven’t used the tool much. I used to be more a facebook girl.
    That’s why I love your tips & tricks.
    I have a bit of a hard time finding brands I would like to work with in the future. I hope you will share some tips in the next posts about how to find the right people to follow.

    • jmdenouden@gmail.com

      In terms of brands when I started brainstorming I first made a list of things I regularly buy and recommend to friends…those are definitely brands I want to work with since I’m already promoting them!

  • Holly

    finally having time to catch up on all the things I missed while I was gone! yikes. This is great information. I am still so new to twitter it is great to see and hear other perspectives on how to make your resources better fit what you are trying to do. Thanks for sharing! -Holly

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Great tips here! I love it!

    I always thank people for tweeting/sharing my content… a favourite in this department simply isn’t enough.

    I recently read on buildabetterblog that it’s a great idea to tweet #blogcomments (a snippet) with the commenter’s Twitter handle as a way to interact with readers. I’ve been using this technique and people seem to be loving it. Plus I’m picking up extra views on the posts too!

    Thanks again for sharing.
    xoxo

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