I have been using Twitter for a while. I have been experimenting on different ways to use it, and I have been testing a lot of Twitter clients and tools. I’ve read many books and e-books about how to use Twitter. And frankly, most of the stuff I have read are just confusing.
To me, Twitter is what you think it is, and it’s mostly about how you want to be using it. It’s a lot like blogging, and Facebook, or whatever you are using. You need to start using it, then you’ll find out how you want to be using it. It helps to read about how other people are doing it, but it’s not an exact science. Use it the way that it works for you. That’s what’s important.
Twitter is about you
You don’t have to tweet every 10 minutes in order to become popular. I don’t believe that it matters when you tweet, or how much you tweet, as long as your tweets are interesting.
What matters to me is that I tweet when I feel like tweeting. I just need it to be fast and easy.
There is a new kid in town
As I said, I have been using a lot of various tools when it comes to Twitter. And the tool I have been most satisfied with so far, is TweetAdder. That’s because it helps me automate the most important tasks. Tasks I usually don’t want to be doing.
I need to make things work my way. It needs to be comfortable, and I need to enjoy the process.
I don’t want to be thinking about when to tweet, in order to get most people to read my tweets. I don’t want to be thinking about that it’s been a while since my last tweet, or that I should be tweeting more often, or not as many times as I am currently tweeting. I don’t want to think, I just want to tweet and be in conversations with interesting people about interesting topics. That’s all.
The new kids in town is Buffer, and I am very excited about this tool. The reason I am excited is that I have been using it for five days, and I have already gone pro. Buffer is all about the tweets. It’s really fast, and it’s very easy. It makes everything a lot more comfortable.
Why I am excited about using Buffer
Let me first tell you what Buffer is, and what it helps me do.
To me, Buffer has two features I really enjoy;
- I have a daily schedule when my tweets will be sent
- It’s very fast and easy to add tweets to this schedule
In the settings, I have scheduled when I want me tweets to be sent at specific times every single day. For instance, I send about 8 tweets a day using Buffer. They are sent at the same times every single day. I don’t have to think at all about when, Buffer handles this for me. All I need to do is add tweets to Buffer.
Adding tweets to Buffer is very fast and easy. I can use an extension for my browser, in order to add blog posts that I have just finished reading, or I can log in to Buffer and add the tweets.
With Buffer I don’t think about anything other than the content. I just keep adding tweets and everything else is done for me. The tweets are all genuine and mine, but I don’t clutter my timeline by sending a lot of tweets at the same time.
What is buffer?
The reason to go pro
I am paying $5 a month, and I can add more tweets to my buffer, and I can use 3 Twitter accounts. That’s why I am using the pro version instead of the free. But I started out as a free member, in order to test if Buffer was something for me.
I am not only using Buffer
Buffer is awesome when it comes to scheduling tweets, and it’s a great way to never run out of content on Twitter. But, I believe that Buffer is not for conversations. I use several different Twitter clients for this. When I am replying to people, I am using either HootSuite or Kiwi (for Mac).
To me, scheduling tweets are very important, but remember, I am only talking about tweets that are not part of a conversation. When I get a question on Twitter, I reply as soon as I see it, I don’t schedule conversations.
What about you, are you scheduling your tweets?