I have already told you that Twitter is my favorite social media network. I keep using it every single day. It’s not like anything I’m doing with Facebook, LinkedIn or G+. I am active on Twitter, many times each day of the week. I keep joining converstaions, and I keep thanking people for helping me out, and most of my traffic comes from Twitter and not from search, or any other social media sites.
By the way, this is how it looks where I’m currently at.
I haven’t been analyzing and optimizing Twitter to grow my followers or to find the “perfect” people for my business. I probably should, but to me, Twitter is something I use on a more random and personal level.
Don’t get me wrong. I still do some semi-automated things on Twitter, and the best method is using Triberr to connect with like-minded people and find the best content on the web to re-tweet. I would probably have written that Triberr was my most important wordpress plugin, if I couldn’t log-in to Triberr and do everything the plugin helps me do. I can’t imagine how blogging or Twitter would be like without this community.
My method of using Twitter is simple:
- be personal
- follow like-minded people
- join and start conversations
- focus on one or two keywords
Let me explain.
I do my best to be present in the moment, when I’m on Twitter. I am always representing myself, and I am mostly talking directly to one single person. I started using Twitter by talking to everyone. I believe that it’s so much more powerful when focusing on one person. The conversations is open, so everyone can see it, and if you’d like, you can join. It’s not that hard to find every single tweet of the conversation.
When I follow or follow-back people on Twitter, I always take a closer look at who they are and what they’ve been doing on Twitter. I used to follow back every person who followed me. Now, I am only following like-minded people, people I’d enjoy having a conversation with.
I keep starting conversations. I ask one question, and I’m hoping that someone will join me and help me answer what I’m asking. Once in a while, I join conversations I find interesting; either via people I follow or via keywords I’m tracking.
I am only tracking two keywords on Twitter. I started out tracking a lot more, but I discovered that it was close to impossible to keep up with everything that was happening, if I didn’t just focus on the most important keywords for my business.
My twitter handle is @berget – if you’ve been reading my blog posts, I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter. Let’s make 2014 a fantastic year, together.