6 things all bloggers should do on Twitter
August 6, 2018
Twitter is an amazing tool for bloggers, if you’re not already using it for your blog you should definitely give it a try.
There are over 320 million active users on Twitter with an average of 500 million tweets per day. An amazing opportunity to get your content in front of people interested in what you have to say.
If Twitter isn’t currently in your social media sharing schedule, or if you’re using it but not really sure what you should be doing, read on for 6 things all bloggers should do on Twitter…
#1 Share your own posts
If you’re using Twitter then make sure you are sharing your own content. Don’t be shy about blowing your own trumpet, if you don’t do it who will!
Twitter is fast moving and the beauty of this is that you can share the same content multiple times without the fear of spamming your followers. Space out your tweets and use different wording in each post so that if someone sees it a few times they won’t even realise it’s the same blog post.
Mix it up by sharing links to your posts as well as comments, thoughts and updates without links.
#2 Share other people’s posts
If you see a tweet you like, retweet it. If you read a blog post you like, share it on Twitter.
Sharing other people’s content helps to establish you as a useful source of information and also helps you to interact with other Twitter users.
Sharing other users’ content might also help you to get more shares in return.
#3 Use Twitter lists
If you follow a lot of people on Twitter, it can get hard to keep up with your timeline. Organise users into lists based on their niche or interests, for example, you could set up a list of your favourite bloggers or companies you love.
When you want to see all updates from travel bloggers or food bloggers, just click on the relevant list to see their latest tweets.
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#4 Use imagery
Tweets with images receive 150% more retweets than those with no imagery.
You should always include photos in your tweets to make them stand out in people’s timelines. Try to use relevant images so you’re not misleading people about the content of your link.
You can access GIFs directly in Twitter or use eye-catching stock imagery.
#5 Use relevant hashtags
Tweets with hashtags are 2 times more likely to get retweeted.
Keep your hashtags relevant to the content of your tweet, and research trending hashtags. Limit the number of hashtags per tweet to a max of 2 hashtags.
#6 Ask for retweets
Tweets asking for a ‘Retweet’ get up to 23 times more shares than those that don’t. And asking for a ‘RT’ could get you up to 10 times more shares.
They’re crazy stats aren’t they – give it a go and see if it works.
We hope these tips help you to use Twitter for your blog. If you want some more Twitter friends why not give us a follow.