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25 Twitter Tips To Go From 25 To 25,000 Followers

25 Twitter Tips To Go From 25 To 25,000 Followers

Who says Twitter is vacuous? Who says it’s widely used by vainglorious people? If you ask me, The Big T is non of those two. Twitter, in truth, is extremely useful if you can absorb the temporary effect of a backlash. And, nope, I’m not being paid as a Twitter evangelist. I’m just here to help you maximize your Twitter experience.

If you ruminate about it, now that you have explored Twitter while marketing your services, products, or simply your blog; I have a strong feeling, 9 out of 10, you will come to realize the blue bird of social media is actually an indispensable tool.

Twitter’s casual nature, the immediate action you can do, and the facility of usage makes it a favorite of broadcasters, bloggers, news networks and social media strategists; not to forget, marketers who have products to promote many times in a day.

One of the catchy tips and most useful I surmise is tip #16: Interact with influencers. Influencers are Twitter users who boost of a strong clout, a gigantic fan base, and lots of retweets. Mingling and interacting with them will not only enhance your Twitter skills effectively, you might also be a candidate for a direct mention on a lucky day; and, this bright event will attract more influential Tweeps(Twitter people). I know you got my point. That’s a no-brainer.

If you have yet to get onboard Twitter, or you need to up your ante regarding how to use it, the detailed explications below will absolutely assist you on your way to become a Twitter expert.

Want to increase your followers on Twitter? Reaching the 25,000 mark isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either.

Applicable for businesses and individuals alike, here are 25 things you should do to get from 25 followers (every new user manages to collect these many) to 25,000 (quite a feat!):

1. Fill out your profile: This is the first and one of the most important steps towards your 25k goal. Fill out your profile – add your photo and bio. People like to follow real, credible people and an egg as your profile pic is not going to win you brownie points with anyone.

2. Add a great background: The more creative it is, the better your profile will look and more people will be motivated to follow you.

3. Keep a check on your tweet frequency: Learn to strike a balance between too little and too many. A good guideline to check whether you are using your tweets judiciously is given by this equation. Don’t send out your tweet in bursts – nobody likes to see their timeline filled with tweets by one person. Anywhere between once a day to a couple of times an hour is fine.

4. Tweet at the best time to tweet: Imagine if you were to keep tweeting when most of your followers are offline – no retweets, no replies. It’s best to tweet when people will be online to read. Find out your best time to tweet.

5. Always reply to mentions: Twitter is a “social” network. You should be interacting, mentioning, replying and creating conversations. Failing to reply to ‘mentions’ is a sure shot way to get unfollowed.

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    6. Converse more than you tweet: Tweets originating from your Twitter account are cool, but conversations are cooler. Interact with others and build relationships. People will recommend you, plus conversations look cool when other users visit your profile.

    7. Tweet live whenever possible: Live tweets are killers! Whenever you are attending a meaningful offline or online event or watching one, send out live tweets from the event and watch your follower count rise.

    8. Clean your twitter account occasionally: You may not like unfollowing, but doing that is actually a good policy sometimes. Unfollow inactive users who haven’t tweeted in forever, those who never interact and those who tweet too much and hog your timeline.

    9. Good, original tweets work: Stop retweeting, especially if that is all you do. If you only retweet, you are going to annoy lots of people. Retweet occasionally, tweet oftener.

    10. Humor works: Add a dash of humor to your tweets, not always, but occasionally. They get several retweets – more exposure for you.

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      11. Inspirational tweets work: Though cliche and apparently disliked, there’s no denying that inspirational tweets and quotes are some of the most retweeted tweets.

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        12. Use hashtags in your tweets: Hashtags are a cool way to get more reach for your tweets. Find popular hashtags and use relevant ones in your tweets.

        13. Promote your twitter account: Add your twitter account in your email signature, share it on Facebook and forum, on your business card – essentially spread the word.

        14. Take part in twitter chats: Twitter chats are generally used for online events where the participants can interact with each other. Take active part in these.

        15. Schedule your tweets: Reach your followers from other time zones by scheduling tweets using apps such as Hootsuite and Buffer.

        16. Interact with influencers: Influencers are Twitter users with a lot of clout – a huge fan following, lot of retweets, you get the drift. Interacting with them will not only improve your Twitter skills, you may one day get lucky enough to get a direct mention from them and several followers consequently.

        17. Use trending hashtags to grow: If you can tweet relevant stuff using trending hashtags, more power to you! The better your tweets in conjunction with the hashtag, the more followers you’ll get.

        18. Build an authority: All sorts of people use Twitter. There are teenagers, adults, seniors, social media enthusiasts, journalists, lawyers, trekkers, cyclists, just about everybody. Think of what you are good at – you know a lot about social media? Law? NASCAR? If your tweets convey what you are passionate about, you will build an authority in that field.

        19. Don’t be negative: Negative tweets are a huge turn off. Constant complaining and cribbing is sure to drive your followers away and will repel prospective followers too.

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          20. Share breaking news: One of the many benefits of Twitter is the almost real time access to breaking news. Become a breaker of news and you’ll get followers aplenty. Trick: Follow top blogs.

          21. Images and memes: Images work on Facebook, they work on Twitter too. Tweets with images tend to get more engagement – retweets and replies.

          22. Give something away for free: Everybody likes free stuff. Whether it is a pdf or a discount coupon – give something away in return for follows and you are sure to get them.

          23. Don’t do things that will get you unfollows: There are a few reasons why people consistently unfollow other twitter users. Read them all here and try not to incite unfollows.

          24. Use JustUnfollow: JustUnfollow let’s you copy relevant users from other accounts (for eg: if you are starting a pizza outlet, you can copy followers from a successful pizza company’s account and these Twitter users may be willing enough to follow you back – since they clearly love pizza – plus they may drop in to your outlet. Total win-win!). It also lets you unfollow those who unfollow you, follow your new followers and do a host of other things that can help you maintain your Twitter account better.

          25. Don’t take it too seriously: After all’s said and done, Twitter is just another social network and followers just a number. Don’t take it too seriously, be yourself, tweet for fun and the followers will follow.

          25 Tips To Go From 25 To 25,000 Followers On Twitter I Urooj Kazi via Justunfollow

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          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

          Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

          Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

          So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

          Joe’s Goals

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            Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

            Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

            Daytum

              Daytum

              is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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              Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

              Excel or Numbers

                If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                Evernote

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                  I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                  Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                  Access or Bento

                    If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                    Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                    You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                    Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                    All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                    Conclusion

                    I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                    What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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