TwitterX experimented with making it easier to do a Tweetstorm directly from the Twitter app a few years back. Now, you learn how you can make a tweetstorm on TwitterX for your posts and gain visibility in the feed.
Longer tweets are becoming the norm on the social network and a great way to engage with others at the same time.
Learn how you can make a tweetstorm on TwitterX.
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Learn How To Make Your Posts Like A Storm
There have been many different apps (like Little Pork Chop) that would help users to create their own tweetstorms before but never directly from TwitterX itself.
Read on to learn how to make your own storm stories today.
What Is A Tweetstorm?
Tweetstorms are a series of tweets from one person that starts with a number and a slash. It helps users to tweet tweets that are over the 280 character count. This series of tweets can make up a story or get a point across on TwitterX by a single user.
According to Merriam-Webster, a tweetstorm began with:
As early as 2008 (a mere two years after Twitter’s inception), tweetstorm referred to a general flurry of Twitter activity about a particular matter, often with a unifying hashtag.”
Since then they added the thread feature where you can string the posts (tweets) along like needling a thread. We now call tweets “posts” on TwitterX.
Are These Types of Tweet Posts Spammy?
Some people think that tweetstorms are spammy so you have to be careful how and when you use them. Others suggest that users should blog instead of using TwitterX to get that much out of a posted tweet.
They often say: “Blog and then tweet it. Don’t use our precious TwitterX stream to do a rant.”
But there are several ways to make a good tweetstorm when necessary to get across a longer message via TwitterX. If you were to use them all the time they would surely appear spammy but every once in a while they could become a very good feature to have.
You may have noticed some of Elon Musk’s tweetstorms in the past few years before he became the new TwitterX owner. (He now has over 153 million followers.)
How To Make A Tweetstorm Today
TwitterX allows you to compose the entire long tweet first and then you could hit tweet and it would separate them for you.
You would not have to tweet each one with #/ in quick succession. You could think clearer as you do one tweet and then TwitterX would break them up for you in a tweetstorm.
Ironically TwitterX has allowed longer tweets for years now. They have allowed you to tweet with @username, images, and polls without them counting for the 280 characters that TwitterX has been known for.
But with tweetstorms, you can really go on and on and if you have a TwitterX blue account you can go even further. You have up to 10,000 characters in a post with the Blue subscription today.
Good tweetstorms tend to be about real-life experiences. They are great to start a conversation. Funny ones tend to get a lot of attention too. If you want to try to make one get creative about a life experience.
Tweetstorms can tell good stories. You know how people love a good story on social media, right?Good tweetstorms tend to be about real-life experiences. They are great to start a conversation. #TwitterX Click To Tweet
Examples of Tweetstorms
Here are some examples I found on TwitterX.
The obvious question first:
The name ‘growth marketing’… Shouldn’t all marketing be about GROWTH?
Yeah, it should.
I agree, the name is kinda silly when you think about it.
So let me show the difference with two lists:
— Morris Grand (@themorrisgrand) July 28, 2023
🎶Always look on the bright side of life🎶
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2022
So … it’s finally come to this … pic.twitter.com/Gf0Rg2QOaF
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2021
WOAH! Twitter has a hidden tweet storm feature!
h/t Devesh Logendran pic.twitter.com/QpDLhKnAZZ
— Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 10, 2017
And they’ll just keep retweeting it forever just because… (9565/?)
— Lamb Chops Song (@LambChopsSong) September 13, 2017
Will These Types of Posts Become The Norm?
Over the years the Tweetstorms have evolved and have become the norm on the TwitterX feed. People love reading short stories and this fills that need for users on the platform.
It also is a great way for businesses and CEOs to communicate with others on the platform. Of course, politicians have taken to tweetstorms as well and 2024 will soon be upon us.
However, now that Elon has removed headlines from news tweets, journalists have to become more clever with their tweets. It’s another step of linkless posts that becoming more popular today on all social networks.
What Others Are Saying
— Reis Baron (@reisbaron) September 13, 2017
Maybe Alex means *beyond* twitter. i.e. I would never link to a tweetstorm in a client e-mail. Blog post is more tangible.
— Jonathan Algar (@jonathanalgar)
— kwame70 (@kwame70) September 13, 2017
A Tool To Help You Write Longer Posts
The Right Blogger has a great AI tool that you can use to write longer posts for tweetstorms. Even if you only have the idea, plug it into the tool and there you go. It works for other social media posts as well.
Do you use this storytelling feature in your TwitterX feed?
I’d love to know your thoughts on making your tweetstorms in the comments below!
If you need more help with your tweeting, don’t forget to pick up my latest eBook “Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter” available on Amazon. This eBook is filled with 31 pages of Twitter tips and tricks from beginner to more advanced users.
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