How To Make Your Twitterness More Fantastic Today

Is Your Twitterness Getting Stale?

Has your Twitterness gone stale? Is your Twitter account not doing much for you or your business lately? You may have noticed your followers haven’t really increased much and your Twitter stats are nothing to write home about. I see it with many tweeps including myself a few weeks ago. It’s time for you to make some changes! It’s not too late to UP your Twitterness factor.

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10 Ways to Increase Your Twitterness

  1. Increase Your Tweets – Yes, tweet more! If you are starting to get more followers it’s time for you to tweet more often. You can use the Buffer to help you tweet when tiredmanage this easily and a on schedule. No one wants to see 10 tweets from you at a time. It’s too over-whelming. But it is okay to tweet every hour. If you only have a few hundred followers and you tweet too much you will know it. People will start to unfollow you. You will notice the follower decrease. But as your number of followers grow into the thousands do tweet MORE. Just be sure they are still quality tweets! Most of all, don’t tweet when you are tired.

2. Follow More People – Follow those people that are relative to your Twitter niche. Don’t be afraid to follow a few new folks a day. (Start with 3-5 new people.) Try to get to know them too. Read their bio’s and engage with them on the network.

3. Update Your Twitter Bio – Your Twitter Bio, image and cover photo should be updated regularly. Make sure it’s a real picture of you and recent. (at least in this decade.) Include something personal about yourself in your Twitter profile. Be sure to include your location to make your profile more authentic. People love to know where other people are from. You may be surprised how many people you may be in common with by location. [bctt tweet=”A Tweet Just To Tweet is Not Worth It – #TwitternessFactor” username=”Lisapatb”]

4. Automate More – I’m not a big fan on automation but using the Buffer, IFTT and a few other programs can make a big difference for you. Just be sure to set notications to ON when someone tweets you so you can respond in a timely manner. Engagement and providing customer service is not something you can automate.

5. Engage More! – This one is the major key. Engagement on Twitter is key. You will not grow your following – no matter how many you try to buy, etc, without engaging! You can use emoji’s in your tweets when engaging with others. Caleb Cousens did a great post on emoji marketing recently. Caleb points out that 90% of all information that comes to our brains is visual. That’s why it is some important when engaging to use images like emoji. 🙂

6. Use More Images – Images really do UP your Twitterness. You can do this with your own images, make them at Canava or usstickerse GIF images that you can pick right from Twitter.  Twitter has a great selection of GIFS for you to choose from.  You can also use the new Twitter Stickers to your own photos to give them some extra zing! See the puggle photo with a few stickers here as an example. You can get very creative with Twitter stickers to market your business.

7. Check Your Twitter Analytics – Twitter now has great analytics now that you can look at to see what is working for you and what is not. This will help you improve your Twitterness by looking at them monthly. You can see which tweets got the most re-tweets and which ones got the most engagement. It can also compare your audience to the general Twitter audience. I’ve learned my followers are not interested in entertainment as much as the mass Twitter audience is but they like business, tech and politics. (I was surprised to see politics in there.) Think how this could help you tweet better and share content that your audience craves. This knowledge can up your Twitterness quickly! [bctt tweet=”Share Content That Your Audience Craves – #TwitternessFactor” username=”Lisapatb”]

8. Use Some Twitter Tools – There are hundreds if not thousands of tools out there to help you with Twitter. Some help you to find other like minded Twitter folks, others help you see who unfollowed you or followed you. Just be careful not too use too much automation. A little automation is necessary once you grow your following. There is no way you could keep up with thousands of followers. That’s why those Twitter lists come in so darn handy! The latest Twitter Tool I’m testing is Social Quaint. More to come on this Twitter tool. So far I like it, have learned a few new things and they are not pushy into selling you their paid program. It has helped my Twitterness factor go up.

9. Be Yourself – Be authentic on Twitter and people will get to know you. If you have an egg head still as a profile it won’t get you far. People will not want to follow or engage with you. They do want to see who you are. Occasionally add a personal tweet into your feed so they can better understand who you are. TwitterChats

10. Join Twitter Chats – Engaging on Twitter chats can be fun and also a great way to network.  Twitter chats  can help you get to know others better on the Twitter network and also get introduced to others with the same interests as you. They can be fast and really fun! Take it a step further and host your own Twitter chat. Announce it on your blog and tweet about it a few days prior so others will join in on the chat. Showcase it with a hashtag. Make it fun and informative to your audience.

[bctt tweet=”Just Be Yourself On Twitter So Others Can Get To Know You – #TwitternessFactor” username=”Lisapatb”]

Bonus Tip ~ Check out this infographic below to be how many of these Twitter terms you may know.

15 Most Common Terms Used in Twitter [Infographic]

From Visually.

What have you been doing to increase your Twitterness lately? 

I’d love to know what YOU need to help you increase your Twitterness factor,

let me know in the comments below.

Top image via VirtualBren

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

26 comments On How To Make Your Twitterness More Fantastic Today

  • Hey Lisa, dlvr.it is another great tool for automation. I love it because you have more control over how many posts from each site get tweeted. In the free account you can tweet links to posts from up to 5 sites. I choose 5 sites in my industry that post several times a day and set it so that it only posts one tweet for each site every day. That way it looks like I am choosing which posts to tweet instead of tweeting all of them. I love IFTTT, but I have always found the fact that you cannot choose how often it tweets a bit of a drawback.

    • Hi Andrew, I’ve heard of it but haven’t used it. I’ll have to check it out. I do love Buffer for scheduling mine the most. I love IFTTT for Instgram posts on Twitter, you can see the photos and images. Thanks for coming by and for your input on another tool to check out. Have a great rest of the day.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Actually I was not getting more benefit from Twitter and couldn’t detect the problem where was. Thanks for these valuable tips, these are really helpful for me. Keep sharing such informative posts.
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  • twitter is one of the best ways to connect with your blog’s reader and listen to their queries and more.
    I always found my next post ideas from my Twitter readers they ask so many questions, and
    I have to answers so better I make post on them and let them enjoy
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  • Hey Lisa,

    Tweeting about your blog can be an incredible way to reach out and connect with your consumer.

    Twitter not only makes me feel good most of the time, it makes me look good because I keep up a strong ratio of followers compared to how many people I follow and my blog statistics show that Twitter nets me some lovely readers too.

    When readers visit your blog, they don’t know you personally. Twitter is the best way to introduce yourself with your readers and make them revisit your blog. Share your blogging experience with your readers, help them, and provide useful tips. Once they know about you, they will be regular readers to your blog.

    Twitter is another search engine, in fact all search engines prefer to provide Twitter results. Thus to get high rank in search engines, target Twitter. Tweet good links and share with same niche followers. Amazing post, it will really help to hunt huge traffic and helpful to improve productivity of websites.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar
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    • Hi Amar, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Great points you make about Twitter Amar. It is a great way to connect with other bloggers and consumers to get to know them. It’s the least intimdating social network I believe. It does drive the most traffic to mine and when I had retail website drove the most sales too. Thanks for your input and for takking the time to come by. Have a great week!
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  • Hey Lisa,
    This is my first visit to your blog, and really loved it!

    Twitter is an awesome social platform, one should just use it the right way, and your tips are great for this purpose.

    Thanks for sharing the valuable tips!
    Keep posting!

    Regards
    Hussain

  • Hi Lisa,

    Love this post! Twitter is my #1 love because I get to network and chat with so many people. It’s not all busy nor pleasure but relationships are being made. Twitter is my #2 traffic generator for my blogs too. I think some people get too hung up on sharing all their content and don’t get a chance to really see the value of relationship building. Automating is a must for me. I use Buffer, Hootsuite, dvlr.it, and Twitterfeed to help keep my tweets growing.

    I appreciate you sharing all these tips with us. I’ve already shared.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    B
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  • Hi Lisa,

    I love Twitter, it’s my favorite social media platform – but I have to admit that I haven’t been as active as I used to be.

    Thanks for showing us all the ways we can be a Twitter superstar. I remember your post about the images and GIFs – which I’ve yet to do – thanks for the reminder. About that and creating lists. Looks like I have a little project to do this weekend. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great day! You know I’m sharing this one.

    Cori
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  • Hi Lisa,

    You are always my go-to-gal when it comes to Twitter. There is always great information you share and I get tempted to get back on and tweet away. But I only share things from other people there. I know how powerful the Twitter platform is, but I think it is time for someone to take over my account for me soon so that I can have a better presence there.

    Thanks again for your amazing advice..I will share!

    -Donna
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Over the last six months Twitter has been HUGE for me. One thing that really helped for a while was attending one or two twitter chats each week and being really engaged and involved in it. I met some amazing folks through them!

    Another thing I noticed is the more I thanked people for sharing and then retweeted the more followers I started attracting and the more clickthroughs I had to my articles. Then, people started adding me to large Twitter groups.

    As you stated, it’s really the engagement factor… thanking, retweeting, sharing their posts and just being involved on the platform. It is paying huge dividends.

    Have an awesome week Lisa and thanks for sharing your insights!

    ~ Don Purdum
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    • Hi Don, those Twitter chats are great Don, I’m looking a for a couple of new ones to jump into myself. Oh yes, thanking folks is important. I’m glad to hear it’s paid huge dividends for you Don. Thanks for sharing your story about it here with us. You are welcome. Have a great week yourself Don and see you back on the Twitterverse.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    I follow each tip; they work! Because my Twitter got stale last month and I needed a change.

    Engaging a TON, tweeting more, automating more and following more folks spiced things up for me. I find myself mentioned frequently as a top engaged tweeter and just enjoy the tweeting experience much more than usual, or heck, then ever.

    Set aside 10 or 20 minutes 1-2 times daily. Respond to RTers, thank them, RT others, follow folks and have fun to make your twitter account pop.

    Thanks Lisa!

    Ryan

  • Hi Lisa,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    Yes, sometimes we might notice a little drop in our Twitter, be if the followers or other things you mentioned, but you can always build it up through the ways you suggested. Honestly speaking, I’ve only seen my Twitterness grow right from day one, and you are right – joining various chats, lists, and other such things that engage – only makes it all the more better!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day ahead 🙂
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  • Hey Lisa,

    Twitter is an effective social networking site to use. But sometimes the users get discouraged because they don’t get enough followers.

    They should tweet more and reach out more people with GIF and images. Twitter analytics can help them.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
    Have a great day.
    ~Ravi
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