I have had so many of you come and tell me you have jumped onto Twitter and have been lost in the sea of tweets and felt overwhelmed.
Twitter is a great way to get your business or your self seen but here are a few things to think about.
First thing to know is the people who see your tweets are the people who follow you. It also largely depends if they themselves are online at the same time your tweet has gone out.
There are a lot of people using Twitter to market themselves and a lot of the time they are scheduling tweets. This means that they are not listening to their followers.
The power and key to twitter is to find followers who use twitter as twitter was intended as an engagement tool.
Look for people who engage –
Jump into conversations – To talk to someone else put there name i.e @stockhausens – If you put that at the beginning of a tweet, that person will see the tweet as well as people who follow you both.
If you want to get their attention and let your followers see the tweet i.e
Hi @Stockhausens It was great to meet you today
.@Stockhausens I enjoyed meeting you today
Spice up your tweets – People love to follow other people. Not a store that has the same key messages going out every hour on the hour.
Think of Twitter as your neighbour hood. Get to know your neighbours. That is the best way to get traction on twitter.