Well, at the time of this writing, with only 5 Twitter followers, it may seem that I am not the person to ask.
However, this is Zipop and that means I can tell you whatever I think and you have to believe me. So if you ever want to develop a massive Twitter following besides your friends and frienemies you must be strategic and deliberate.
Here are my 4 rules for crushin it on Twitter.
1. Tweet something of value.
If you tweet something it better be at least one of the following: funny, interesting, unexpected, or informative. Don’t care that you’re at starbucks with your sister-in-law shotgunning a decafe vallina latte while purse shopping – not unless she’s hot and you post a pic. I know what you’re thinking, “what harm does it do to make a boring tweet?” Answer: You get unfollowed. There are just way too many interesting people on Twitter to follow boring people.
2. Tweet late.
More tweets happen late in the afternoon. This means People tend to be on Twitter after work, right after work. So, jump into the rushing rapids and make some noise right when you get home.
3. Tweet often.
Want me to read your blog post on how to change a lightbulb while jumping rope? Chances are if I follow more that 15 people, I’m going to miss your tweet. You must tweet the same message 1 to 4 times per hour. Yes, that much.
4. Tweet Trending Topics.
The three rules above don’t help much if you only have 3 followers to begin with. So you need to get noticed. How? Check out the Twitter Trending Topics over on the right sidebar.
People like to click these links. It’s what’s happening. So if you tweet one of these trending topics with your our comment, thousands of people we see your tweet.
Today there was a Treding Topic called: #BestTextMessage
So I decided to Tweet the following:
Ha. Pretty funny right? People often check out people with good Trending Topic Tweets and follow the ones they like. Also, great Trending Topic tweets get retweeted by people. Yeah, this tweet of mine was so awesome, someone retweeted it. Now, when people retweet you, they tend to check you out and even follow you.