So, you are all excited that you have just created a Twitter account and are going to join the rest of the tweeple on this popular platform. You want to christen your account and sound clever, but you are going to be in a very public domain, so what on Earth should that tweet topic be?
Your first tweet can be one of many things. Yes, go on, there is a whole universe of ideas to talk about but if you are still drawing a blank, here are a few tweet ideas…
Make a statement (No, not to the police): Focus! I am talking about tweeting. Normally your Twitter profile is meant for the purpose of telling people more about yourself but if you are really itchy to tweet before you have thought about what you want to put in your profile, then this is a good way to start. If you have a good line about yourself or an interesting way to introduce yourself, then you should use it. For example, I’m Benita Bhatia Dua, HPAIR (by Harvard) speaker, a social media consultant & co-author of ‘Whale of a Time with Social Media’ & ‘Profit with Social Media’. That sounded impressive, didn’t it?
Or you can tell people why you are on Twitter: Another tweet thing to do would be to tell people why you are on Twitter. Perhaps something triggered you to join. What was that trigger? If it was a person, you can thank them and also tag them. e.g. Finally, I got on Twitter thanks to @benitadua whose course Guide for Understanding the Basics of Twitter showed me the light as I wandered in social media darkness!
Why should someone follow you? Don’t we all like followers? And yes, I know the answer to that! When you speak, you want someone to be around to listen. Similarly, when you tweet something, you want someone to see it. If someone follows you, it increases the chance of your tweet showing up on their wall when they log in. For example, I occasionally share tips on how to use social media for business. Follow me if you’d like them.
For heaven’s sake, don’t just expect tweeple to follow you, give them a reason to – like I just did.
And so to conclude tweeple, I shall leave you to mull over this tweet talk. And also knowing you are tweet newbies, you may have questions about how to use Hashtags – we have just the article for you, on our blog page. Read more about that here.
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