This is the first in a series of blogs all about Twitter.
I was recently asked for some advice or tips on using Twitter and I thought that the HMA blog would be the perfect place to share this type of information. I would like to think that the real reason that I have many followers is that I have so many engaging posts that people can’t help but follow me … haha.
But the truth is that I really enjoy Twitter- I love to get my news this way (short and concise), communicate with others (short and concise) and share information (short and well you get the picture).
But the real reason (i.e. Twitter Tip number 1) is that if someone follows me- I always follow back. If they are taking the time to follow me I can at least take the time to follow them back! There are a few rules to this exception: if it is spam or in a foreign language (aside from PRGN partners). That being said if I start following someone and they Tweet ALL the time, post 20 things at once all the time or post the same thing 10 times… I stop following. But it takes me a few seconds a day to follow someone back- so why wouldn’t I?
Now, when you read this you are probably thinking that this would take way too much work to manage who follows you and who you are following and that you would never have the time to keep up with just the first tip. But, I don’t think of this as too much work- I think of it as managing the way I send and receive information.
Am I on Twitter every day? Yes.
Do I have Twitter on my phone? Yes.
Do I spend more than 15 minutes a day on Twitter? No. I spend around 15 minutes (total) on Twitter a day getting the information I need, sharing what I want and making sure that I manage my account (i.e. follow someone back).
It is not too much work if it is something you want to get better at!
Stayed tuned for Tip #2
Do you have any tips you would like to share?