I have noticed that out of hundreds of friends, very few actually reply back. Most of the time I felt as though I was Tweeting all alone. So just how do you build relationships with people in 140 characters or less? Here are some tips I have found helpful.
- Be genuine, no one likes a fake Twitter friend.
- If you see a quote and like it, RT!(Retweet) It means Pass It On.
- This is how you RT: RT @yourfriendsname “their tweet”
- If RTing causes the tweet to be longer than 140 characters, see if you can shorten it without losing the context of the message. Ex: U= You, R= Are 2=To or Two, or too, etc
- Don’t add people just to get your name out there. Only add those you really desire to get to know. Relationships are built over time and so much the more if you’re only utilizing 140 characters.
- Once you’ve made a new Twitter friend, visit their blog, if they have one.
- Be sure to log into Twitter on Fridays. When friends use the hashtag for Follow Friday, watch who they’re tweeting out. Most likely it’s their friends that actually reply back. Go see who they are. If you have something in common, add them. #FF or #FollowFriday
- After adding a friend, thank the one who introduced you and include the new friend’s name. Such as : Thank you @sarahmae for introducing me to @SerenaWoods
- Then say hello to your new friend like this: Hi @SerenaWoods, nice to ‘meet’ you. @sarahmae suggested I follow you.
- Go to your new friend’s page and find some tweets you can begin replying to. BUT only if you really mean it.
So let’s make some new friends shall we? See you on Twitter! And remember this;
“A Tweet Twittership is a Two way Stweet in ReTweeting” ~Lisa :O)
Oh yes and please follow me at @OrganicHSL