Overheard Advice On How To Use Twitter

Titter bird

When you’re sitting there looking at the words on the screen, “What are you doing,” do you ever just sit there and ask yourself, “What am I doing tweeting like a silly little bird?” No… me neither. Well, for those of you who’ve wanted a couple of tips on how best to use Twitter, here are a few of the most interesting answers I’ve read:

  • “you’re not as important as your # of followers, still… you do need followers”
  • “funny, informative and catchy: choose two”
  • “Twitter about stuff that has to do with your blog, but also Twitter stuff that has nothing to do with your blog”
  • “Share links, share ideas, ask questions, answer questions — anything but ‘what are you doing?’…”
  • “Join the conversation, there are too many blog promoters on twitter who just broadcast. Learn ‘@’ and start networking…”
  • “Don’t kid around and write something foul only to realize you just accidentally hit ‘ENTER’, oops…”
  • “Twitter is like Haiku, I don’t really get either but it sounds cool”
  • “Write each word like it matters, because it does”
  • “Share interesting resources, not just what you ate for lunch. Twitter often, and use it to test potential blog topics”
  • “…make use of other Twitter tools to make the most of Twitter (and so it doesn’t suck up all your time)”
  • “…get right to the point”
  • “Don’t Twitter in secret, if you do, you probably have a problem.”
  • “Respect the people you follow. Be interesting. Listen first, tweat second…”
  • “Don’t follow more people than you can handle. If you’ve got too much going on, you miss a lot of the good stuff…”
  • “Keep your Twitter updated and the followers will come. Stay up-to-date and you will reep the benefits. “
  • “stop thinking that twitter is pointless and just try it. It’s all about community – reach out and be a part of it.”
  • “interact and communicate with others – it’s a social media tool, so be social”
  • “Advice: Think before you hit send. 140 characters have the power to help, heal or be miss-understood”
  • “use a username as short as possible so you can twit more”

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include Albany.com, Saratoga.com, LakeGeorge.com, GlensFallsRegion.com, CliftonPark.com and Adirondack.net, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.