Step Three: Composing Tweets
Use these Twitter posting tips to make the most of your feed and get the most follows!
- Don’t spam. People follow you depending on what you post. If the only things you post are advertisements for your book or website, people will be bored and possibly offended by your feed, and thus will be less likely to Follow you.
- Retweet and Reply! Don’t let your personal feed be only your stuff. Look around your Home feed or a hashtag feed and Retweet or Reply to things here and there!
- When Replying, put the person’s handle LAST. By doing this, you make the post accessible to anyone who looks at it (so it’s also good to tailor the Tweet to be more general). But leaving the handle at the front means people will skip over your Tweet!
- Don’t over-hashtag your posts. I’m repeating myself, but seriously – one or two hashtags is enough.
- Use images. Images naturally catch the eye, so you’ll get more visibility if you use them. 1024 x 512 pixels are the perfect dimensions for Twitter post images, if you want to make some yourself. Tip: Quote images add flair, are easy to find, and you can find one to relate to almost any post using Google image search.
- Variegate your line structure. Use the Enter button on your posts to your advantage. A change in the usual post line structure is more likely to catch the eye.
- Use humor. Humor is the best way to get Retweeted, Liked, and Followed, especially during daily Twitter events. If all you can think to post is how great your coffee tastes right now, make it interesting by adding a joke on caffeine!
- Don’t always use all 140 characters. You don’t need to! And shorter messages can be easier to read and Retweet.
- Remember the purpose of Likes and Retweets: to get you more visibility. Likes move you higher up in feeds, and Retweets spread your Tweets to more people. But there are other ways to get visibility, so don’t stress these things – they’re small stuff. You don’t get any sort of recognition for them.
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