Here are 10 more ways you can boost your Twitter influence.
1. Provide insight and ask questions
Comment on other blogs to promote your Twitter username and your blog or website. Ask others what they think about a topic, a new tool or technology or even advice on something that is on your mind.
2. Be an enthusiast
It is all about what you say and how you say it! Gary Vaynerchuck is a great example of someone you should follow on Twitter. Warning: His enthusiasm is contagious.
3. Be like Mike, as in Michael Jordan
Find people on Twitter that you admire such as Michael Jordan. Look at their Twitter stream and see what, when and how they tweet … and take notes.
4. Do your homework
Research other people’s Twitter streams. Find out what items they mark as a “favorite” or whom they interacted with. Also, subscribe to e-newsletters such as SmartBrief or grow your RSS feed on Feedly. You can also find all the top headlines from popular topics around the web.
5. Create a contest
There are many ways you can structure a contest. But first, figure out what you want to accomplish with a contest. More followers or more website traffic?
6. Type slow, think fast
Remember the five Ws (who, what, where, when, and why). “Why” is the most important question to ask yourself. Why would this tweet be important to be my followers? Remember, the more people “talking” about your tweets, the greater your influence.
7. Attend social media events
Attend events that discuss social media. Find those events in that area and live tweet on the event’s hashtag. For example, find your local social media club in your area.
8. Find your niche
What topics do you usually tweet about? Is it leadership, marketing, public relations (PR), news of the day? Identify up to 10 topics you like to talk about most and stay within those lines. Your followers need to understand what you are passionate about and what topics to expect when they look at your tweets.
9. Help others
Did you know that 80 percent of Twitter users talk about themselves? Be that 20 percent of Informers and help others. Pay it forward. It will come back to you.
10. Know your limit
Remember not to over-tweet. I know I look at the history of a Tweeter before I follow him or her because I don’t want to get spammed with irrelevant information on my Twitter stream. Learn how often you should post to social media.
What tips wold you add to this list?
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