Whether you are a brand or a person looking to connect online, twitter is an amazing social media tool. But, it is only amazing if it is used the right way. And, yes, there is a wrong way to use twitter. Making a few simple mistakes, unknowingly or not, could affect how everyone on twitter interacts with you. Twitter is hard to grasp in the beginning, but, simply put, it is about building relationships, making connections, and engaging with others.
I remember when I started twitter in 2009 and how long it took me to navigate this new online world. I was totally using it incorrectly. Twitter is not Facebook. It is more interactive and, in my opinion, can totally change your life. Twitter is how I was able to start this blog at YMC, it's why I am now a regular expert on Cityline, it is how I was asked to contribute to amazing publications, including Today's Parent magazine. When I see people making 'mistakes' on twitter, I want to help, but I don't want to offend by tweeting to someone directly. Hence this post.
To get the most out of your twitter experience, here are my top 10 twitter dos and dont's:
I have simplified the Dos and Don'ts a bit here, but I think they are mostly self explanatory. Basically: be yourself, do everything in moderation and engage with people you follow and who follow you. Most of all, have fun! I laugh more on twitter then I do watching most sitcoms.
If you have any twitter questions, let me know. I am no expert, but I'd be happy to help!
I'd love to know.....what are your Dos and Don'ts for twitter?
A huge thank you to the long list of lovely people that shared twitter tips and pet peeves with me on twitter and on Facebook! xoxo