I love Twitter – it’s one of my favorite ways to connect and I’m on it pretty much everyday. I’ve shared some Twitter tips before (like how to use lists here and how to grow your following here) but thought it was high time to chat about some don’ts for Twitter. So today’s Blogger Tip Tuesday is just that: advice on what NOT to do on Twitter. I’d love to hear about things that you would like bloggers NOT to do on Twitter!
- Don’t just tweet your blog posts over and over again. When I see a Twitter feed that does this, I get so irritated. Of course, I expect to see you tweeting your blog content. But if I were to just look at your feed and see that you basically only tweet that – I will stop following you.
- Don’t just constantly retweet things. Retweeting is fine but if your Twitter page is just a constant RT after RT, then something is missing — your voice. People are following you to hear your voice – that’s impossible if all you tweet is other people’s thoughts.
- Don’t forget to interact! Twitter is great because you can easily connect and interact with other people – don’t forget that. Take a look at your feed. If it’s just a combination of you tweeting out your own content and you retweeting other people’s thoughts, than you are doing it wrong! Chat with people, comment on what other folks are saying – that is how you grow your following and how you connect with people who will then actually read that blog post you just tweeted out.
I won’t say who does a bad job at this because that’s unkind. However, I will shout out a few folks who I think do a great job on Twitter and who I enjoy connecting with on that platform.
Tara does a GREAT job at interacting and having her feed be a good mix of her own content, other’s stuff and just fun things. Krissy is another blogger whom I’ve loved getting to know via Twitter and I love following her feed! Finally, I think lots of brands and companies have gotten really good at Twitter. One of my favorites to follow is Women’s Running Mag. They don’t just regurgitate the magazine, there are interesting tips, tricks, stories, and things that are relevant to runners. Love it.
Who do you think does Twitter right? What bugs you about certain feeds?