Outfit details: Boots- Public Desire / Jeans- River Island / Jacket- H&M / Jumper- Asos
Over the last few days, i've really been noticing a couple things on twitter, some good, some bad. And this leads me to today's blog post. Now, before I start getting into the do's and don'ts of twitter, I'm going to first state that this post is based on my opinion (that I know a few people also share) and the main purpose of this post is to help new bloggers that are new to twitter. So, If you find that I have mentioned something you do in a negative way, it's either up to you to stop doing it or continue- It's your twitter, your rules.
Show your personality. This is one thing that will either attract or repel people but if you show your authentic self you will attract the right people for you and that's what you want. By taking the other route you risk losing your followers trust and that's almost impossible to regain.
Engage with other bloggers. Blogging is no fun without a community so, really make an effort to get to know others; talk to your fellow bloggers, share their blog posts, check in with them from time to time, join twitter chats, reply to comments etc.
Be Strategic with promoting your blog. It's not a good idea to promote your blog posts all round the clock. While your followers will want to be kept updated with your blog, this is not the way to go about it because It makes you look like robotic. To avoid this, I would suggest spreading your tweets throughout the day and find out when your followers are most active online. Also, make sure you have a variety of content, not just your blog posts.
Add a profile picture. People like to see who they are tweeting so it's in your best interest to add a profile picture to your twitter account otherwise you may be mistaken for a troll.
Write a clear and concise bio. Your bio should be direct and to the point- state what you do and add your website link. This makes it super easy for anyone that comes across your account, to know exactly what kind of content to expect from you.
Buy followers/ follow and unfollow to increase your following count. Follow people because you genuinely enjoy what they tweet, not to get your followers,up. This is not going to get you authentic followers and it will soon become clear to everyone when it comes to interaction. It takes time to build genuine followers so you're gonna have to be patient.
Spam your followers. You can't force people to read your blog, you can only position yourself for your audience to see it. So, there's no need to be @ing everybody you follow just simply use the appropriate hashtags and follow blog RT accounts. You can use some of the following hashtags: #fbloggers for fashion bloggers, #lbloggers for lifestyle bloggers, #bbloggers for beauty bloggers and #fdbloggers for food bloggers. For blog RT accounts check out: #bloggersblast @bloggerbees @bb_bloggers to name a few.
Be a negative Nancy. We all have off days but nobody wants to see moaning on their timeline everytime they log in so it's best to keep this to a minimum. Go and meditate instead lol
Tweet once in a blue moon. You can't expect people to follow you if you're rarely active on Twitter. I believe in having a day or two off, but if it's been 2 weeks or even longer, you're gonna have to sort that out.
Auto-DM. This is a major pet-peeve of mine and it will certainly end in you receiving a swift unfollow. I'm yet to meet anyone that is a fan of this - just. don't. do. it.
What are your do's and don't's for twitter? Share your suggestions below...