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This is the third in a series of blogs all about Twitter.
I was recently asked for some advice or tips on using Twitter and so I have created a series that is appearing this month as a #tipfortuesday on the HMA blog.
People always want to know how to get more followers. I would like to be able to say that it should be as easy as creating engaging content but there is a lot more to it.
When it comes to “growing” your Twitter followers here are three suggestions that I have:
- Once (or twice) a month find a person or organization on Twitter that is in same industry t (like PR) that work in or topic you are interested in (travel or college football). Look at the people that this person is following and choose 25-50 people on the list that seem interesting and follow them. Nothing too crazy- but typically they are people you would want to follow anyway. The great part is if you find they are not someone you want to continue following (see Twitter tip #1) you can always unfollow them with the click of your mouse.
- If someone Retweets something you Tweeted you should engage with them. It can be as simple as a thank you or you can ask them a question about the post. Remember that people like to engage on Twitter.
- Once a month engage in Twitter Chats that are in your area of interest. A great one I recently participated in was hosted by David Landis our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner in San Francisco on how to maximize your #PR internship. This was part of an online community called #HAPPO (Don’t worry we will discuss #hashtags next week)!
These are just a few of the things that I recommend you do on a regular basis. Try these tips at least once a month! But if you have time to engage more often it is usually rewarding and it will help grow your followers.
I would like to know if you participate in any Twitter chats and please share any great chats that you think would be helpful!