Creating a Social Media Plan {day seven}

Welcome to Day Seven 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 Seven…

Today’s the day we dive into our first social media platform and we’re going to start with Twitter…one of my favorites! We are going to go over some great information about Twitter the first two days and then on the third day we’ll put together a plan!

Pros and Cons of Twitter

Con – You are limited to 140 characters (including links)

Pro – You don’t have to weed through weedy posts because everyone is limited to 140 characters

Con – Content flows really fast so it can be overwhelming

Pro – Content flows really fast so it’s okay to share the same post multiple times Ducks in a line Twitter quote

Twitter Lists

If you want to get more out of your Twitter experience, I would strongly encourage you to make use of Twitter lists! Twitter lists can not only help you organize the people you follow but can also help you follow specific groups of people. I keep several public and secret lists and they have distinct purposes.

Public Lists – Public lists are a great way to group your followers into categories so they are easier to track and follow. Two of the things I blog about are fitness and travel, so I keep a Twitter list for each of these topics. This way, instead of going through my whole feed I can quick go to these lists and see what my followers are sharing about fitness or travel. I have found great new blogs and businesses to follow simply by browsing my various lists.

Secret Lists – Secret lists are another effective use of lists. Secret lists allow you to group others without them knowing they have been grouped. One use I have for secret lists is for brands I want to work with in the future. Keeping my brand in mind (use your brand printable to help you with this one) I am always on the lookout for brands I’d like to partner with in the future. By keeping their Twitter accounts on a secret list I can interact with them to help establish a relationship and help them see that I support their product and mission. I would encourage you to take a few minutes to sit down and brainstorm brands or individuals you’d love to work with (feel free to dream big here!)

Tomorrow we’ll continue with some more Twitter tips and tricks and then we’ll take all of the information to create a plan for effectively using Twitter.

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

I would love to connect with you on Twitter and I’d love to hear…

-What questions do you have about Twitter?

-What do you love about Twitter and what about it is difficult?

-Do you use Twitter lists?


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