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5 Ways to Use Twitter Lists to Expedite Your Day on Twitter Today

Twitter Lists Help You Stay Focused on Twitter

Do you find yourself spending more time on Twitter than you would like? Do you know what may save you time on Twitter? Twitter Lists!

I have been putting people on Twitter in lists for years now as they save me valuable time.

So, I had built up quite a following on my own Twitter account for 11 years.  When I want to see what is on Twitter, it has became difficult to find my focus when on my main Twitter feed.

That is especially true today with everything going on in the world. You can easily get pulled away from your tasks at hand!

When I teach people how to use Twitter I always recommend them starting out using lists. It can seem overwhelming to them at first but in the long run it will save YOU valuable time on Twitter.

It can seem overwhelming to them at first but in the long run it will save YOU valuable time on Twitter. #Twitterlists Click To Tweet

Lists to Use

It took me years to learn this Twitter tip. When something is happening locally I now follow my local folks list. This is great during weather events or any other type of local news stories that is breaking. Of course I have a weather list to follow now for weather events locally.

I also have a list for SEO and when there is talk of a new Google update I’m there using that list to follow the latest SEO news. I use another list for customers of mine in Real Estate.

This helps me keep up with their world and what’s happening in the real estate world. I have a total of 282 lists, some of which I subscribed to or a member of.

Notice below the new look of lists! Now you can pin your top 5 lists to the top of your list page for easy access.

 

It’s fun to get creative with lists. I also tell people to have fun on Twitter so that they use it often. Find your interests and start creating those lists to save YOURSELF some time. 🙂

Public or Private Twitter Lists?

When you create lists and they are public everyone and anyone can see them.

So if you do not want people to see a list of peeps you create, then make the Twitter list private. I do that for customers, non-related categories to my niche and political accounts.

So if you do not want people to see a list of peeps you create, then make the Twitter list private. #Twitterlists Click To Tweet

Pin Your Twitter Lists for Quick Access

Did you know you can know pin your top 5 lists? I’m loving this new feature! No more going through a hundred lists to see what they look like on desktop. (It doesn’t work as well on my Android device.)

5 Ways To Use Lists Now!

  1. Put all your favorite tweeps on lists, not just one but several if applicable.
  2. When you are in your Twitter stream, right click on the lists, see which lists you have created, then click on the one you choose to read. This keeps you focused when on Twitter and saves you much needed TIME. Otherwise you could be on Twitter for hours on end. 🙁
  3. Subscribe to others lists that include you, it’s like following them on Twitter.
  4. You can add yourself to your lists too if you want to be included in a particular group. You must use Tweetdeck or Hootsuite to do this.
  5. Create a list for an event. If you are running an event or going to one, create a list. Great way to connect with others!

What Others Have to Say

Twitter List Maximum Users

Remember, you can now have up to 1,000 lists, no more of the old 20! You can have up to 5,000 users on the lists too – no longer just 500.

That’s a big improvement on Twitter lists! Remember, you can mention and reply on lists. You can also check out Twitter’s help center for more on lists. Twitter lists are a MUST today if you use Twitter!

Can you see yourself saving time with these Twitter lists?

If you use Twitter lists in other ways I’d love to know in the comments below and how many Twitter lists you currently have.

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