How To Make Friends and To Be Worth Following on Twitter
- Before you begin to collect friends on Twitter, decide what your purpose is for being on the site. Are you trying to promote your business, a book, a product? Or are you just there to socialize. This will determine how you will go about looking for friends.
- Create an interesting an inviting home page that your new friends will enjoy visiting as they get to know you. It should be a statement about who and what you are. An interesting bio can provide that reason. Declare your interests so you have something in common with potential followers.
- Be sure to include your website address and your photo.
- People are fascinated by people so the ideal image is almost always a picture of yourself. As well as helping to encourage trust.
- Use search tool to find people who you correspond with via email who may be on Twitter or search by name or username. Using a keyword from your list.
- Keep your focus on your purpose for being a Twitter-er and only follow people who fit the criteria.
- Invites them to your website and/or ask a question to invite conversation.
- Keep your Twitters interesting and relevant to yours friends. And like you do with your real friends, show the people you invite into your home that you care and are interested in what is important to them. They will do the same.
- Use twitter buttons on your websites and blog posts.
- Link to your Twitter feed on your other social profiles.
- Follow everyone who follows you.
- Don’t be afraid to un-follow someone who is not active.
- Re-tweeted can be very successful. If you see a good tweet, do a “retweet” so your followers can get the benefit of the information that is being shared.
- Be Informative. Post links helpful articles or leave bits of advice and information.
- Be friendly but not bothersome.
- Don’t be a “hit and run” tweeter! In other words, don’t just log into Twitter to tell people what you are doing or link to your post and then leave.
- Respond to tweets, ask questions, answer questions.
- If you tweet the question, Include hash tags in your posts #example . your profile will be seen by any number of users searching for example, while simultaneously encouraging them to interact with you as they try answer your question.
- Twitter is a conversation, not a monologue, and the more you participate, the more you will get out of it, and the faster your community will grow.
- It’s okay to promote your own work, as long as it’s not all self-promotion, all the time.
- If all you do is promote yourself, people will tire of you.
- No one likes to feel that they are getting spammed. And they are more likely to read it if you make it sound like it will be interesting or helpful.
- If you find yourself going back and forth in conversation with one person, it’s time to take the conversation to Direct Messages.
- Remember your friend’s time is valuable too.
- Be patient, it takes time to develop a good following.
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