Twitter is overloaded right now. Please try back in a minute. How many times have we come across this message while trying to tweet out our latest genius post/offer?
I try to look at this as a good thing. Millions of people tweeting at the same time..all hanging on for my next words of wisdom! Well, not really, but it’s nice to dream. Actually, I believe they are waiting anxiously for my next pearls!
Building your relationships on Twitter, your TwitShips as I call them, is a crucial piece of the puzzle in putting together your succession plan. A single tweet can provide you tons of instant FREE traffic.
Harnessing the power of this social media giant can sometimes make you want to pull your hair out. I know because I am finally learning how to build these twitships into readers and it is not as simple as some might imply. It takes work just like your blog or website does.
I opened a Twitter account for this blog over a year ago and expected the Holy Grail of traffic and followers to come find me. Bad move genius! You have to be willing to invest some time into following people who are in your niche or even branching out from your little posse to find new interests. I made mistakes in my twitships and I am owning up to them. I am apologizing for pete sake.
So, what I did was make a short list of what helped me make amends in Twitter land and fix my twitships. Here are some tips to build your twitships and they might help you from making the same mistakes I did.
4 Tips To Build Your TwitShips
- Acknowledge the people who follow you. Make it a point to try and say thanks for the follow or welcome to my world. It shows people that you notice them and let’s face it, we all like being noticed.
- Don’t ask for RT if you don’t RT. One of the things I found out was some people will email you asking you to RT their post. So, when I go and check them out, they have not RT anything of mine or anyone else’s for that matter. That is a lame thing to do. Pay it Forward has always been my motto and I am sticking to it. Also remember that not everything you tweet will be RT worthy, and that’s ok!I know shocking huh!?
- Be consistent. Another mistake I made was tweeting like mad for a week and then dropping off the planet. A lot of Twitter users clean up their account on a regular basis. They un-follow people who are inactive or provide them with nothing useful. Keep this in mind when you tweet. When you update your blog, tweet it. Try to make a catchy title as you do with your posts. And do it 140 Characters! I did read a recent study that showed shorter tweets had a higher CTR.
- Thank the people who RT. I recently RT a post from John Paul Aguiar who runs the Money Dummy blog. I received a personal thank you for the RT from him. The next Friday on #FF, he sent my username out for people to follow. Now he has thousands of followers and picked up a few more followers from his #FF tweet.
The Bottom Line
In my opinion, I should have known to do this all along, however, I am now understanding the dynamics of these Twitships. As I have mentioned before, it’s time to start engaging instead of selling. Of course we still have to market ourselves, but remember in the old days when a handshake marketed you?
Now, the way you relate and interact with followers, readers, customers, all give you marketability. I hope this helped you some in building successful twitships. Feel free to offer more suggestions in the comment section below!
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