Whom to Follow on Twitter

02 Oct


If you want to become popular and a star on Twitter and have your tweets go viral, check out these small, but significant challenges you might not be aware of. So whom do you follow – or BETTER NOT?  Here are four tips:

Well, often they only think they are one. They do not follow back, even if they have 10’000 followers, they just follow 16 of their best friends. In writing/publishing/photo/marketing circles I found them mainly among literary agents, YA writers and business advisers. Fine with me. As they are not interacting, nor re-tweeting anything I am posting, why should I follow them?

Me, Me, Me’s:
They consider Twitter as a free advertising board. When I go to their profile and scroll down I can’t see any re-tweets whatsoever. Some even never re-tweet. Only their continuing posts, varying from three to six subjects, and this for pages and pages… What I found so far: 80% of these are male and/or are introvert writers or leadership business advisers.

Too much of a good thing. They are lovely people, don’t get me wrong. They are re-tweeting, re-tweeting and re-tweeting more. And if you want to thank them and reciprocate you cannot find anything they are tweeting. Maybe on page 41… But I don’t have time to go through all these hundreds of re-tweets to find anything they originally posted to return their favor.

Veeerrrrryyyyyy long names:
Like “WriterAngelina-ChristineParastopolis”. If you take up half of the space just for your name, there is barely anything left for re-tweets or any conversation. Just cut the name at least in half, thanks.

OK, enough said. These are just four of many challenges that make it difficult to interact with others on Twitter – or prevents tweeps to click on Follow you and for you to build social networks and build a platform. To become popular and successful on Twitter:

  • Follow others, tweet something VALUABLE for others, such as helpful tips, news or something interesting or funny – and don’t use Twitter as a cheap way to advertise!
  • Create a nice mixture of your own, really interesting tweets and also do some re-tweeting.
  • Choose a short Twitter name.
  • Make it as easy and convenient as possible for your fellow “tweeps” to engage and interact with you. 
  • If you are looking for readers and reviewers – choose readers and reviewers and follow them!

Read also:  “9 Things Authors Should Never Do on Twitter“.  Is there anything you think of, people can do to become a star in the Twittersphare, other than to post really great content and be social with others? Any good advises you have for others (or for me : )




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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Marketing, Social Networks


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3 responses to “Whom to Follow on Twitter

  1. D.G.Kaye

    October 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Love this! Thanks for sharing the etiquette!

  2. jenniferbgraham

    October 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Thanks. Helpful advice 🙂

  3. angel7090695001

    October 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Nice post with great info.


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