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Spreading the Twitter Love

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In 2009, many learned about Twitter for the first time. Some embraced Twitter both personally and professionally. It became a household name. Others ran from Twitter as they either didn’t understand it or thought it would be a fad that would disappear.

Finally, traditional advertising is embracing Twitter. Businesses have huge followings and couples are getting engaged through Twitter marriage proposals.

To be successful on Twitter, you need to spread the Twitter love.

Just how do you spread the Twitter love with someone you have never met “in real life?”

It goes back to the old saying, “In order to have a friend, you must be a friend.” The same holds true for social media and social networking.

Today is #FollowFriday and a perfect day to love one another. Here are a few simple tips to become a rock-star tweeter:

  • Follow people back if you find they are interesting.
  • Thank people for following you.

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  • Retweet. The shortened version is to add RT before someone else’s tweet. It’s Twitter’s way of paying it forward.
  • Retweet others and they will find you twitter-friendly and return the favor.

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  • Add simple Retweet buttons to your blog. I use Tweetmeme which is a combination counter and easy button for someone to add your article’s link to their twitter stream.

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  • If you have an important tweet to share, add “Please RT” before your tweet. The twitterverse loves to help out a friend.
  • Remember your friends on Fridays with #FollowFriday or #FF so they can get more followers.

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Julie Spira is a social media expert and bestselling author. Visit her at SocialMediaMore.com. Follower her on Twitter @JulieSpira

About Julie Spira
Julie Spira is a social media expert and bestselling author. She works with individuals, businesses, and authors on creating their social media presence on the web.

  • brucesallan

    Julie – I'm still struggling with Twitter – guess I'm too old school. Heck, I had an IBM selectric and loved it. I even had an 8-track player! LOL. LS is helping me, but I'm resisting Twitter for some foolish reason that I can't place – stubbornness? I will “get” it, but I haven't yet as I have with Facebook and other tech tools and advances. Mostly, I want to “get” it for my boys and not be the sort of parent who, as with mine, had to ask me to help program their VCR and never could learn it. The more we learn, the more we use our brains, the better. I should know as my new writing career has “woken” me up to the fact I was wasted too much of my energy and passion. Thanks so much for the tips here! Excellent! Now, I should tweet this link out to the world, right?

  • http://twitter.com/JulieSpira Julie Spira

    Spreading the Twitter love is a good thing. Thank you for your comment Bruce. You are off to a good start.


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