So you’ve been hearing about this Twitter thing and you want to get involved but aren’t sure how to get started.
Twitter is a social media network that is great for connecting with friends and families and it is also a great marketing tool for businesses. There are some limitations to Twitter that you don’t have on other social networking sites. There are also some great things about this network that make it easy to use and fun for most people who tweet.
Below are some tips for getting starting on Twitter that can make your experience more rewarding.
Staying Within the Boundaries
First and foremost, unlike other social media sites, you only have one hundred and forty characters to get your point across. When you first start tweeting, you may find that you have to spend some time reworking your tweets to come under that number. This means that you have to be very concise with your tweets and it may take a few attempts before you get it right but everyone goes through this. Once you get it down, you’ll find that sticking to the limited number of characters starts coming naturally. If you must go beyond the character limitations, then send a part one and part two tweet so people know that you’re continuing in another one.
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It’s Fun to Follow Famous People But…
The main point about Twitter is to get followers as well as following others. Sure, it is fun to see what tweets famous people are making and to feel like you’re up close and personal with them. One of the downsides though is that they rarely follow you back. Some celebrities will follow you back but for the most part you’re simply reading their tweets with no give back in return. Stick to only those famous people that you really like and don’t fall into the trap of following every celebrity or sport’s star that is on Twitter.
Get Your Friends Onboard
It takes friends to make new friends or followers on Twitter. If you start randomly following people they could assume you’re a spammer and not bother to follow you back. They see that you have few friends and could even report you to Twitter. Beginners on Twitter do have some ways that they can boost their followers so you don’t seem like you are a spammer.
One thing you can do is buy followers so it looks like you have some Twitter clout. The other thing you can do is get your friends who are on Twitter to follow you. This will boost your numbers and others you follow won’t think you’re a spammer particularly when they see you are following people they know.
Getting started on Twitter can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be if you keep the above tips in mind. Start with following your friends and having them follow you back and don’t fall into the celebrity trap as there is no give and take in this relationship. Finally, get used to writing brief tweets as it can be hard to convey your meaning in only a hundred and forty characters.
TODAY AUTHOR’s: When it comes to Twitter, Brenda Liston is an expert and has helped both individuals and businesses boost their followers.