Have you opened a Twitter account but you’re not sure what step to take next?
Twitter etiquette part 1 and part 2 covered basic Twitter etiquette so you can “put your best foot forward” and not feel silly. In those posts, we covered RT’s and #hashtags and how to find people. Go ahead if you didn’t read them before, I’ll wait.
Now, let’s break down a specific tweet.
In this tweet I make a clear statement – “Enter to win…” with a link. You can use link shortners like bit.ly and owl.ly to shorten the link. Otherwise, links will often be too long to fit into the 140 character limit.
Because this is for a local, live event, I’m asking people to RT (Retweet) it. Research shows, more people will RT if asked. I’m also including the hashtag #buckscounty so anyone following conversations around Bucks County can find it easily.
The @symbol is my username.
Here’s that same tweet expanded. Click the “Reply” and you can reply to me. Click “Retweet” and you’ll retweet or repeat the tweet. Click “Favorite” and you can save it for later. Disregard “buffer” that’s due to a separate program I have that allows me to preschedule tweets.
If you’d like to learn more about how to use Twitter effectively, you won’t want to miss our class at Mac Outfitters on Jan. 23rd.
There, you’ll get the roadmap for how to use Twitter to make connections and drive revenue!