Do You Tweet?

by pamelawright on June 30, 2011

Are you on Twitter?  Twitter has fast become a force to be reckoned with along with Facebook.  The latest research shows that Twitter has over 200 million members.  That’s A LOT of people!!Twitter is another GREAT channel you can use to get your message out!  So, what is your message?  Do you have one?  Can you see it clearly?  Tweeting for fun is defintitely fun.  However, when you’re tweeting for business purposes, you need a strategy. 

Here’s some things to think about:

1.  What’s your purpose for being on Twitter;

2.  What do you want your message to be;

3.  What topics do you want to share about other than your personal life (if that’s one).

Once you have your focus, you can easily start gathering the information you’ll need to tweet about those areas on a regular basis.  I know there are some who tweet daily and there are some who tweet less frequently.  How often do you tweet?  I suggest tweeting at least three days per week if you want to build a Twitter following.   On those days, I suggest tweeting at least 3 times per day. 

I also suggest using the hashtag to build your twitter presence.  For example, I’ve started a passion project called the Joseph and Jane Project to get information out to parents about ADHD, Aspergers, and Autism.  When I tweet information about these areas, I’ll use the hashtag #josephandjaneproject, #ADHD, #Aspergers, and/or #Autism depending upon what I’m talking about.  This is a good strategy to get exposure in front of people who share your interests or need your services. 
 
When I post info about this article on Twitter, I’ll be using the hashtag #onlinemarketing so other people posting with that hashtag will see my tweet.   Using Twitter is definitely a great way to get your message out!
 

 

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Kate Sanner June 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Pamela, thanks for this article – it helped me better understand the hashtag. I use Facebook a lot and my posts from my FB biz pages go over to Twitter, but I don’t just tweet unless it’s a Follow Friday or a RT. Do you think it makes a difference if I just let my FB posts go to Twitter but don’t specifically write a tweet about it?
As always, great content!!

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pamelawright July 2, 2011 at 2:15 am

Hi Kate! I think it’s fine to let your Facebook posts go over to Twitter as long as you’re writing for the same audience. Some things I post on both Facebook and Twitter. However, there are things that I write exclusively for Facebook or Twitter. I think it’s fun to sit at the Twitter drawing board and come up with something spontaneous to say in 140 characters or less! Thanks Kate for your great question!!

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Sadie July 3, 2011 at 2:32 am

Great article Pamela – I’m still learning about the hashtag. How do people know to find those tags? Do they have to use something like tweetchat to find your information? Thanks for the useful information.

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pamelawright July 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Hi Sadie! I see hashtags like an underground community for those who know about them. You can put a # before your favorite subject and you’ll likely find a community on Twitter talking about it! For example, you can search #essential oils and you’ll find people talking about essential oils. Knowledge of using the hashtag to find specific information will spread by word of mouth and as more articles are written about it!!

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