We have refined our post section “Twitter Stories to Share” slightly and want to chip in a few “Tips” posts, which I believe might provide more value for you than the bare “user story”.
We still want to tie it in with a personal experience, yet focus more on what we and hopefully you too can learn from these great Tweeps.
The brief story:
Michael, alias @MQTodd, is a true Twitter Titan I believe.
He has a strong community around his account and is a real “go to” fountain of Twitter knowledge.
Michael was kind enough to take some time to chat over an hour with me about various Twitter strategies you can use to be more efficient. He poured out such a huge amount of his knowledge in such little time that he even emailed me the chat afterwards.
So I wanted to pass a bit of his great advice on to you too:
1.) Create your Twitter lists
Michael is a huge promoter of creating your lists on Twitter. And rightly so I believe. Even with a modest follower count like in our case it quickly becomes a large pain to oversee your tweets. As you are continuing to grow this will only get worse.
Creating a bunch of lists where you organize your followers in certain areas of interest, helps you to keep track of them. Most importantly you can continue giving back and retweeting their posts with a better overview.
2.) Promote the hell out of others
Michael couldn’t be a better example on how to do this. If you are here to succeed on Twitter, you have to promote others – all the time.
It is the only way you can ever create a following or a community. And the only way others will ever notice you.
He also mentioned that you can’t do this by flattering others. Do it sincerely and with honesty by finding those tweets and people which really interest you and fit your niche.
3.) Take up advice
The final piece of advice Michael taught me is that taking up advice from others is a great thing. Not only does a certain “Yes” attitude make you a more open person. But often have our rational theories nothing to do with empirics.
If you can see from the outside that someone knows his stuff, simply following what they suggest is a great chance to improve. Of course, on your way you will quickly adjust and find your own path, yet switching to less self-focused “I will learn from others” thinking helped me greatly to understand.
Especially on Twitter, where there is so much to be discovered this helps a great deal.
I hope some of this was useful for you too. I would love to hear your views about it below.
Up next week: 3 Secretly Taught Blogging Tips From Irene O’Leary
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