Getting retweeted gives you a great feeling, right? It means that someone liked what you shared and they would like to share it with their audience too. Just like you thank someone when you receive a +K from them, you also thank them when they retweet you. Sending them a ‘thank you’ tweet is great! But according to me, sending thank you tweets consisting of multiple handles constantly can fill up mentions. Instead of that, here are some ways you can express your gratitude to others for sharing your content.
1. Retweet them back:
When someone retweets me I tend to visit their profile to check out their tweets. When I find something interesting and informative from their tweets, I retweet it. It’s just like giving someone a thumbs up for their content as they did to yours.
2. Recommend them:
Group shoutouts are okay once in a while but it fills up your mentions with twitter handles and many of us don’t like that. Instead, individual (or smaller group) shoutouts/ recommendations work well. The thing with group recos is that many of us don’t really bother to check out each of their profiles. But when few people are mentioned with proper reason why they should be followed, it catches our attention.
I received this tweet below while writing this post. This is what not to do:
And this is what you can do instead:
Instead of saying thank you, you can give them a +K in Klout to do the same. Like I mentioned in this post, giving a +K is a great way to express your gratitude.
4. Check if they have a blog/website:
Retweet their content! Everybody loves their own content to be shared to an extensive following. Visit their profile and go to their blog/website. If you like what they write, feel free to hit the tweet button and retweet their articles. Trust me, when someone shares stuff from your blog – no matter how new or old your blog is – it always feels good. Share the good stuff!
5. Facebook share/Comment/Digg/+1/Subscribe/LIKE their page:
Since there are so many social networks around, you can share the stuff you like via different social platforms. Subscribe them by email or ‘Like’ their facebook page, comment on their articles, stumble/digg/+1 it!
What do you think? How do YOU like to thank your twitter followers for retweets apart from the usual ‘thank you’? Let me know in the comments.
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