10 Tips for Twitter Awesomeness
Every once in awhile I get together with a bunch of friends where I get asked about the secret sauce of social media domination.
But the truth is, there’s no real secret sauce other than you really need to treat twitter less like a vending machine for attention and more like a venue for finding more people to talk to about the things you love.
I have a primer presentation that I give to clients called The 5 C’s of Social Media Engagement which tries to present a formal framework for social media activities to pursue. †But if you really just get some basics down, you’ll be on your way to some Twitter Awesomeness.
So here’s a bunch of tips I recently shared when asked what they should be doing on Twitter. †Take a look. . .
Here’s this month’s 10 TIPS FOR TWITTER AWESOMENESS:
1. Set up listening posts so you can add commentary or promote topics,†trends, people or news in your niche. †Set up Google Alerts with†keywords you care about. †[Tweet this tip]
2.†Find 10 top leaders in your niche and start to follow who they†follow so you enter into the right conversations. ††[Tweet this tip]
3. Search for “?” or interrogative words on twitter to identify†questions you can answer, respond or brainstorm against. ††[Tweet this tip]
4. Stay focused. †Pick a general niche and tweet on topic. ††[Tweet this tip]
5.†Tweet more of what you read & rave. †Not what you eat & peeve. ††[Tweet this tip]
6. Post consistently. †Post often. † Set a recurring calendar item to remind you to search, reply & post. [Tweet this tip]
7. Links & media items are key. †Make sure you tweet great ones often. †Browse StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg. [Tweet this tip]
8. Make sure you @reply or @ message someone each time you log on. †Interaction trumps broadcasting. [Tweet this tip]
9. How many who follow you is not as important as who is following you. †Go for conversation, not for followers.†[Tweet this tip]
10. No matter how much or little you do it. Tweet a little less about†yourself and more about others. ††[Tweet this tip]
QUESTION: What’s your top tip for tweeting for awesomeness? †Contribute a tip here in the comments section below.
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