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Whom to Follow on Twitter

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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:
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Celebrities:
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.

Over-Social:
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.
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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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