7 Tips and Reasons to Come Back to Twitter

Reasons to Come Back to Twitter

Tweet, Tweet! A little bird told me 7 Tips and Reasons to Come Back to Twitter.

Twitter has changed a lot since it first came to be. Those who were quick to jump on the bandwagon have since fallen off, and a community of diehard micro bloggers sit on their perch ready to rattle the cage. I had a Twitter account in the early days, but it seemed to sit dormant for a long time. If 140 characters seems like too many, then perhaps it’s time to reconsider. I eventually flew the coop and deleted my unused twitter account, I’m sure my 4 followers didn’t mind.

It was my career that eventually called me back. I fell in love with teaching English to speakers of other languages. I felt like I truly found my calling, and it was my duty to share it with the world in 140 characters or less. I migrated back to the Twittersphere to build my new nest. I discovered that there’s something for everybody on Twitter, so fluff up your feathers, and get ready to network. If you’re only a hatchling, here’s some things you need to know:

#1 – Twitter is simple, and the concept works. It’s a great way to build a valuable, quality audience because you can’t force anyone to follow you. Use your 140 characters per tweet wisely, offer great content and your audience will come to you… #HashtagsAlsoHelp #ButTheyCanBeOverDone #AmIRight?

#2 – Beware of the bots! Think email spam + the mechanical swarms of iRobot + Skynet of The Terminator franchise… That’s what you could be up against on Twitter. Don’t stress, you can usually spot a bot from a mile away!

#3 – If you’re lucky, you may be able to connect with your favorite celebs on Twitter. Don’t get crazy though, 140 characters is more than enough to be annoying. Taylor Swift probably isn’t interested in what you had for lunch either.

#4 – If you have a brand, Twitter is one of the best ways for you to reach the right people. Twitter has become a very valuable marketing tool for just about anyone who has a need for one. Don’t abuse the power. Promoting your brand to your followers is a privilege, not a right!

#5 – Don’t follow purely for a follow back. Not only will your feed be messy, but it’s also really transparent. you don’t want to be that birdbrain.

#6 – When it comes to followers, aim for quality over quantity. There are undesirable ways to gain a HUGE number of followers, but how will you benefit from that? Do you really want 5000 followers who don’t read your tweets? I’d rather have 50 followers who connect with me on a regular basis. Remember, post good content and your audience will grow.

#7 – Twitter is addictive. I really do think I have a problem… But I’m totally cool with it.

There’s so much more to learn about this brilliant social media outlet, but figuring it out is half the fun. If you don’t have an account, go make one now! If you already have an account, then it’s time to start using it to the full potential.

Fly free.

By Dayne Collins

7 Tips and Reasons to Come Back to Twitter

 

Dayne Collins

Dayne Collins

Dayne is an English language Teacher, blogger & podcast broadcaster who uses social media to deliver his ESL edutainment content to the right audience.
Dayne Collins


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