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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!

Rachel Brockway
Rachel Brockway
Senior Account Executive Rachel is a native Arizonian, who enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing tennis, reading and social media. She’s a busy mom and is passing the idea of volunteerism onto her son. Check out Rachel's Full Bio

3 Comments

  1. David Landis says:

    Thank you for the shout-out, Rachel – and glad you got some ideas from our TwitChat. Thanks also for the great ideas. Cheers, David

    • Rachel Brockway says:

      Good afternoon David-
      I think there is some great content on Twitter- and the recent #happo chat was very interesting!
      Have a great afternoon,
      Rachel

  2. Beth says:

    Thanks for the brilliant advice Rachel! I definitely think that the best way to run a Twitter account is to post regularly and mention appropriate trends.

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