July 14, 2013

July 14, 2013


25 Twitter Tips To Help You Tweet Like A Pro
Part 2


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great weekend so far! It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Yesterday, I started blogging about twenty five Twitter tips to help you (and myself) if you have just started tweeting. Today I will finish with the last half of the tips.

13. I Choose Kindness.

On twitter, as in LIFE, we CHOOSE who we associate with. I surround myself with people who go OUT OF THEIR WAY to be nice.. to be helpful, to be comforting , to be supportive.. to be KIND.

Kindness can entail many things- but keeping it simple – 3 S’s

SUPPORT. SHARE. SINCERITY

I CHOOSE to follow people on twitter who are giving & helpful, funny, smart, talented, artistic, brave & inspirational and ALL share their gifts. I support them by sharing those things with my followers, who in turn share them. When we use our talents to help someone else become successful, we all win.

14. Fixate on the relationships, not the numbers.

“It’s really easy to become fixated with the numbers like how many followers you have or what your follow to follower ratio is. And it’s easy to get obsessed with trying to raise your Klout or Kred score. Instead of fixating on the numbers, focus on building good relationships with others on Twitter. Social isn’t about the numbers, it’s about the relationships. Be patient and build good relationships, you can meet some pretty awesome people on Twitter. ‘Pay it forward’.”

15. “Be true to yourself but also try to make Social Media useful for your followers. Hold up a “mirror” to the kind of people you want to attract and provide information / tips that benefit THEM. “

16. “Consider your followers. Like words thrown out while highly emotional in an argument, tweets have a lasting impact – good OR bad. Tweeting what you are passionate about is admired and welcomed — being mean and abusive is not. Think about your tweets before you tweet them, and know they are permanent and cannot be taken back. Make your tweets count in some positive way for someone and it will return to you in a positive way. More important than gaining followers, you will gain positive interactions and relationships.”

17. “Social Media Success = sharing, caring, listening, humor, being of service and being a better version of yourself”.

18. “If you’re new to Twitter and looking to find people to follow sign up for a free account at SocialOomph. One of their free features is “keyword alerts”. You can have these emailed to you (they have two different email delivery options: 12 & 24 hours). You can add up to 50 keywords examples could include a specific industry, geographic location, or keyword phrase e.g. “gluten free (they even have a wizard to help you if you aren’t comfy with Boolean search)

19. 25 Twitter Tips To Help You Tweet Like A Pro Posted by Misty McPadden on July 12, 2013 5 10 Joyce Cherrier @JoyceCherrier Joyce Cherrier

“Consider your followers. Like words thrown out while highly emotional in an argument, tweets have a lasting impact – good OR bad. Tweeting what you are passionate about is admired and welcomed — being mean and abusive is not. Think about your tweets before you tweet them, and know they are permanent and cannot be taken back. Make your tweets count in some positive way for someone and it will return to you in a positive way. More important than gaining followers, you will gain positive interactions and relationships.”

Facebook | Google Plus | Blog 9 Mahei Foliaki @Iconic88 Iconic88 Mahei F

“Social Media Success = sharing, caring, listening, humor, being of service and being a better version of yourself”

Facebook | Google Plus 8 Michelle Mangen @Mmangen michelle Mangen

“If you’re new to Twitter and looking to find people to follow sign up for a free account at SocialOomph. One of their free features is “keyword alerts”. You can have these emailed to you (they have two different email delivery options: 12 & 24 hours). You can add up to 50 keywords examples could include a specific industry, geographic location, or keyword phrase e.g. “gluten free (they even have a wizard to help you if you aren’t comfy with Boolean search) You can sign up here.”

Google Plus | Facebook Page | Blog 7 Neal Schaffer @NealShaffer Neal Schaffer

“The best tip I can give you is to acknowledge and engage with those that engage with you, assuming they’re real people (yes, Twitter is full of bots…). Don’t just send out random thank you tweets, though: Try to personalize them for each user – and as you begin to use Twitter to find news and information that is relevant to your objective, give preference to curating and sharing content from those that support you.”

20. 25 Twitter Tips To Help You Tweet Like A Pro Posted by Misty McPadden on July 12, 2013 5 10 Joyce Cherrier @JoyceCherrier Joyce Cherrier

“Consider your followers. Like words thrown out while highly emotional in an argument, tweets have a lasting impact – good OR bad. Tweeting what you are passionate about is admired and welcomed — being mean and abusive is not. Think about your tweets before you tweet them, and know they are permanent and cannot be taken back. Make your tweets count in some positive way for someone and it will return to you in a positive way. More important than gaining followers, you will gain positive interactions and relationships.”

Facebook | Google Plus | Blog 9 Mahei Foliaki @Iconic88 Iconic88 Mahei F

“Social Media Success = sharing, caring, listening, humor, being of service and being a better version of yourself”

Facebook | Google Plus 8 Michelle Mangen @Mmangen michelle Mangen

“If you’re new to Twitter and looking to find people to follow sign up for a free account at SocialOomph. One of their free features is “keyword alerts”. You can have these emailed to you (they have two different email delivery options: 12 & 24 hours). You can add up to 50 keywords examples could include a specific industry, geographic location, or keyword phrase e.g. “gluten free (they even have a wizard to help you if you aren’t comfy with Boolean search) You can sign up here.”

Google Plus | Facebook Page | Blog 7 Neal Schaffer @NealShaffer Neal Schaffer

“The best tip I can give you is to acknowledge and engage with those that engage with you, assuming they’re real people (yes, Twitter is full of bots…). Don’t just send out random thank you tweets, though: Try to personalize them for each user – and as you begin to use Twitter to find news and information that is relevant to your objective, give preference to curating and sharing content from those that support you.”

Facebook | Google Plus | Blog 6 Patricia Wilson @BrandCottage Patricia Wilson

“If you are new to twitter, the best way to learn is to find a few mentors and watch them carefully. I created lists of my mentors and they became invaluable in helping me easily follow the tweets of my mentors. Some key mentors to learn from should come from people in your industry, trade publications, active social media people. Once you have created a list of mentors, follow some of their tweet tactics: how they create unique retweets, how they @mention people, how they spread their scheduling throughout the day, how they vary their tweets to appeal to their core audience, how they shorten links, and how they engage with their followers. Most importantly, stay with it. It will pay off and become rewarding and fun.”

21. Know your RT etiquette.

“Sometimes people you follow will need help promoting something, gathering information, or getting information out. If their work is something you enjoy and believe in, then by all means do them a solid and hit that retweet button. Just be careful about retweeting inaccurate information, particularly during times of crisis. Sending out the wrong info could create unnecessary panic among your followers and spread faster than you can control it. It’s always wiser to confirm that your data is correct before you retweet.

Helping other people and causes broaden their reach on Twitter is a good deed that requires almost no effort on your part. And when the time comes that you need help getting the word out about something, your followers will be more likely to extend the same kindness. And when they do, don’t forget to say thank you!”

22. 25 Twitter Tips To Help You Tweet Like A Pro Posted by Misty McPadden on July 12, 2013 5 10 Joyce Cherrier @JoyceCherrier Joyce Cherrier

“Consider your followers. Like words thrown out while highly emotional in an argument, tweets have a lasting impact – good OR bad. Tweeting what you are passionate about is admired and welcomed — being mean and abusive is not. Think about your tweets before you tweet them, and know they are permanent and cannot be taken back. Make your tweets count in some positive way for someone and it will return to you in a positive way. More important than gaining followers, you will gain positive interactions and relationships.”

Facebook | Google Plus | Blog 9 Mahei Foliaki @Iconic88 Iconic88 Mahei F

“Social Media Success = sharing, caring, listening, humor, being of service and being a better version of yourself”

Facebook | Google Plus 8 Michelle Mangen @Mmangen michelle Mangen

“If you’re new to Twitter and looking to find people to follow sign up for a free account at SocialOomph. One of their free features is “keyword alerts”. You can have these emailed to you (they have two different email delivery options: 12 & 24 hours). You can add up to 50 keywords examples could include a specific industry, geographic location, or keyword phrase e.g. “gluten free (they even have a wizard to help you if you aren’t comfy with Boolean search) You can sign up here.”

Google Plus | Facebook Page | Blog 7 Neal Schaffer @NealShaffer Neal Schaffer

“The best tip I can give you is to acknowledge and engage with those that engage with you, assuming they’re real people (yes, Twitter is full of bots…). Don’t just send out random thank you tweets, though: Try to personalize them for each user – and as you begin to use Twitter to find news and information that is relevant to your objective, give preference to curating and sharing content from those that support you.”

Facebook | Google Plus | Blog 6 Patricia Wilson @BrandCottage Patricia Wilson

“If you are new to twitter, the best way to learn is to find a few mentors and watch them carefully. I created lists of my mentors and they became invaluable in helping me easily follow the tweets of my mentors. Some key mentors to learn from should come from people in your industry, trade publications, active social media people. Once you have created a list of mentors, follow some of their tweet tactics: how they create unique retweets, how they @mention people, how they spread their scheduling throughout the day, how they vary their tweets to appeal to their core audience, how they shorten links, and how they engage with their followers. Most importantly, stay with it. It will pay off and become rewarding and fun.”

Facebook Page | Google Plus | Blog 5 Racquel Narciso @OddSauce Racquel Narciso

Know your RT etiquette.

“Sometimes people you follow will need help promoting something, gathering information, or getting information out. If their work is something you enjoy and believe in, then by all means do them a solid and hit that retweet button. Just be careful about retweeting inaccurate information, particularly during times of crisis. Sending out the wrong info could create unnecessary panic among your followers and spread faster than you can control it. It’s always wiser to confirm that your data is correct before you retweet.

Helping other people and causes broaden their reach on Twitter is a good deed that requires almost no effort on your part. And when the time comes that you need help getting the word out about something, your followers will be more likely to extend the same kindness. And when they do, don’t forget to say thank you!”

LinkedIn 4 RJ Frasca @RJFrasca RJ Frasca

“My advice for those new to twitter would be to take time building relationships. There are no shortcuts. Be yourself when you tweet, and make sure your profile and tweets represent you. You don’t have much room to let users know who you are so write a descriptive bio and include a good picture of yourself. Don’t worry about your follower count, but rather focus on your relationships with those that do follow you. Make sure you always reply and/or thank those that mention or RT you as quickly as possible. Twitter moves fast, so the quicker you reply, the better. Use lists to segment your followers and a good dashboard like HootSuite or TweetDeck. These will help you keep up with those you follow. Most of all, remember to have fun. Twitter is an exciting network and you’ll meet more new people here than anywhere else online.”

23. “Social media is amazing. It has helped topple governments and fostered cross-cultural understanding around the world. But no matter how you use it, it all gets down to this: personal relationships. I recommend sharing content from at least one person a day on twitter, and making sure to +1 and like the content of folks as much as you have time for on Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The work you put in now will pay huge dividends for you down the road. If you can focus on impacting people instead of impressing them, you’ll have great success.”

24. “If you’re just getting started on Twitter, follow, listen and reply first before broadcasting your tweets or links. If you’re a constant broadcaster off the bat, it’s like shouting into the Grand Canyon – no one will be listening! Also, if the ratio of your tweets is more broadcast than conversation, people who view your stream will think you’re an autotweeter and not a human. Build your community first by engaging in others’ questions, conversations and trends. Not sure how to find people similar to you? Search the hashtag of your industry or favorite topic – you’ll find a wealth of peers.”

25. “If you are new to Twitter and want to know how to curate your own content, my advice is to first think of the things that most interest YOU, then develop a bookmark folder to keep pages/sites handy when you are looking for things to share. By sharing what is interesting to you, you will attract people who are interested in the same things, and people who share common interests are much more likely to become acquaintances, conversationalists, friends and amplifiers of your timeline.”

Hope all these tips help you out in the Twittersphere! Don't forget you can add me at @daddydab and have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,



Daddy Dab