What are your goals on Twitter? To learn? To share? To meet people? To sell? Here are 9 steps to figuring out your Twitter strategy.
1. Pick who to follow carefully: The quality of what you read and what you can learn from Twitter is directly related to the quality of the Twitter accounts you follow.
2. Organize who you follow: Start lists around topics you care about. Use tools such asTweetdeck and Hootsuite to keep track of multiple areas of interest.
3. Block irrelevant and spammy accounts.
4. Retweet (RT) people you hope to build relationships with: Pay special attention to just a few people who share good stuff and retweet them a few times.
5. Find a few new people to follow: Look into the Twitter streams of people you respect and see who they are retweeting and talking to.
6. Share just a few things you’ve found on the web: If you share good content others will pass it along and you will get noticed. How do you increase your chances of this? Use relevant hashtags.
7. 'Favorite' content from others: Each time you favorite someone else’s tweet they get a notification.
8. Learn the Twitter lingo: The network has its own useful Twitter Glossary, but more importantly pay attention to how others are using Twitter.
9. Be patient: This is the hardest part for most people. However, the advantage of growing an account packed with genuine people who share real content and exist as an online community is invaluable.
by Mike Johansson
Via Ivo Nový