It’s Blogger Tip Tuesday and I’m back with another (hopefully helpful) post. This week, I spent some time trying to grow my Twitter following and thought I’d share what I’ve been focusing on that has worked for me. Twitter is probably my favorite social medium and I decided to spend an hour or so working on building my followers. That hour probably yielded me about 15 new followers — not a ton, but a solid amount. Below read what I did and what you can do to grow your Twitter following:
- I started following everyone who follows me (unless it was a spam account or otherwise objectionable). I wasn’t in the habit of automatically following folks who followed me. Instead, I’d visit their account, check out their blog if they had one and then follow them. Except sometimes I forgot. I made a conscientious effort to follow every single new follower. This won’t help you get new followers, but it will help you keep them. If you don’t follow people back, chances are they will unfollow you.
- Remember that it’s not all about you. When you share other’s content, it actually can help you both gain and retain followers. I’ve noticed that a lot of the “bigger” bloggers make an effort to share others’ content. I always appreciate these shares and so I spent some time searching out posts that I liked and sharing them via Twitter. I gained a few new followers this way and I like sharing things that I found helpful, or particularly insightful.
- I started using just unfollow. Just unfollow is a website that you can link to your Twitter or Instagram account and it will not only help you figure out who isn’t following you, it will suggest people you might want to follow based on you inserting an account name. For example, if I wanted to follow accounts that were similar to my girl Mar, I get a list of athletic folks and some folks from Pittsburgh. From there, it’s easy to go through and follow folks who are interesting! The great thing is, that most of these folks will follow you back, thus increasing your Twitter following. Most of my new followers have come this way.
How do you find new followers on Twitter?