When you first sign up for Twitter the whole concept of tweeting can seem a little wierd!
You might think that the whole world is going to read it and then you realize that actually, no one is going to read it because you haven;t got any followers yet. So with the whole world not listening what do you tweet about?
Don't worry everyone feels a little apprehensive when they first start out on Twitter. You can generally tell if someone is relatively new to Twitter because you will notice that their tweets sound tentative and directed at no one in particular.
So rather than tweeting banal information about things why not try one of the following approaches. I would also suggest that before you start tweeting you find some people in your niche or interest area to follow.
Tell people what you're doing! "I am just finishing a Wizzley page about ________."
Ask a question "I am writing about ________. Anyone care to share links to their favorite resource about that?"
Respond to tweets by the people you have followed in your niche or areas of interest. Not only are you starting to establish a relationship with these people, it also create a positive impression to potential followers to see their @name in your Twitter stream.
One word of warning! Please don't start promoting your website, pages or products straight away or try to follow 2000 people! You are a human being and you don't want people to think you are a bot or a spammer do you?
When people are thinking about whether to follow you or not, they will more than likely look at your Twitter page and see what you are about. If they see you posting interesting questions, interacting with others, sharing your knowledge and exchanging tweets with people they are following, they are more likely to follow you.
What's Your Best Tip on How To Use Twitter Effectively?
Great info on Twitter. It seems I am not using it in proper way. :)
Actually I never got interested in Twitter. But I will give it an other chance after reading this article.
Good Tips, very sound information on how to tweet!
Good question from chefkeem and have just added an introductory paragraph on "What Is Twitter?"
At first I didn't understand Twitter, but now I use it daily to promote everything I write about and some things I create to sell. It's so easy and useful. Good advice here Paul.
What in the world is "Twitter"?
I'm one of those who can't figure out how to use it.
Very interesting and encouraging. I always 'Twit' my articles..., but don't know what or why. Thanks for all the ideas to help our business grow, correctly...
Thanks Paul. I have been using Twitter daily for a year now and I still don't quite know why :)