Top 10 Traits of Terrific Tweeters

Approximately 300,000 new users sign up for twitter every single day. Twitter is getting immensely popular and it’s showing no signs of waning. There are loads of amazing tweeters rocking our timelines. But what exactly makes them click with their twitter audience? What makes them such terrific tweeters? Well, I scanned through dozens of awesome twitter profiles, and noticed common factors between them. So here are the top ten traits of terrific tweeters :

Terrific tweeters….

1. Interact : When you have some “conversation” tweets on your page, it gives a sense of human-ness to it. People will know you’re not a bot and are a genuine tweeter by looking at your tweets. Try to strike a balance between tweeting links and replies. In order to have a large twitter audience you need to have a lot of followers, you need to follow back and ENGAGE. Of course, follower number is not equivalent to influence. But, a large follower count does help your tweets reach out to maximum people.

2. Interesting : Variety is the spice of life! And twitter is no different. Some tweeters have such amazing tweets that I just can’t stop retweeting them. Keeping your readers hooked is a major part of blogging. It’s just the same for tweeting. After all, twitter IS micro-blogging.

3. Ready to help: Fantastic tweeters always have shareable knowledge and they are always ready to lend a helping hand. In order to gain a following, you need to be ready to help and in some cases, ask for help too. It is important to give up your ego and learn from twitter,and, terrific tweeters do just that.

4. Respect: Just the word says it all. RESPECT. It is essential to respect one another’s thoughts, views and opinions. Why just twitter? This point is valid in real life too.

5. ReTweet: Awesome tweeters ReTweet the best content from other feeds. So, they have the best tweets on their page. ReTweeting great content consistently, takes a lot of effort. Just for example, I recently saw tweets and hashtags mentioning a Korean pop group. I googled them and totally loved their music. I’m a fan now, even though I don’t understand their language, but still, I love their songs. Power of twitter? Exactly!

6. Positive: People gravitate towards positivity. If you are positive, you will get a positive response. Of course, you have to be real. But drunk tweeting, too much ranting, abusing are a strict no-no. Terrific tweeters are always mindful of what they tweet.

7. Create lists: Almost all of the twitter giants have created various lists depending on different categories. It helps when you want to find your favorite tweeters all on one place. Managing twitter lists is very easy and it does help in enhancing your twitter experience.

8. Useful: I have observed that only those tweets go viral which have a certain wow factor in them. Something people haven’t seen or read before. Tweeps like @Flipbooks have incredibly useful tweets. Without a doubt, you will learn something new everyday.

9. Good profile: It is important to personalize your twitter page. An interesting bio, a decent avatar, a custom background, and a good easy- to -read font color are essential if you want to have an eye catching twitter page.

10. Consistent: Most of the twitter biggies tweet daily, or even hourly . If you want other tweeps to take notice of you, you must be active on twitter. Tweeting weekly or monthly can be of no help. But if we really love twitter , we can’t stay away from it for too long, right?

These were the top 10 traits I have noticed in the awesome twitter rockstars. Are there any points I have missed out? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

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  1. You sum it all up, Nicky! Thank you for posting this.

    I'd like to add my personal favorite too, if you don't mind. As an extension to ENGAGE, I love tweeters who keep it real too.

    They share a little bit of their personal lives (the appropriate part, of course), ones which make you feel like you are friends with them, not just Twitter friends 🙂

  2. I gotta agree with "out and about" that you sum all of that Nicky, you got all of that in you and when I read it you were one of the first few that pop up on my head that has all these qualities. Its hard to find someone on twitter that really engages and connects like you.

    Love the blog post, as usual it is something you've written from your heart and from your experience =D

  3. Thanks for taking the time for commenting here, Aaron. Very sweet of you to do that. I've learnt a lot from you and you know it =D Thanks for being an inspiration!

  4. Wow.. Awesome post, Nicky.. Interactive, interesting, to help, Respect, Consistent, Retweet……. All of them.. U really have a much better view on twitter.. Thanks, Nicky and on Rt's I have to mention this "In twitter, love is you retweeting me." ~ By a friend.. & sorry, for not remembering her name 😉 Take care, Nicky

  5. That's a really well written post. One thing that is common amongst all terrific tweeters/ tweeps is that they are themselves even in their tweets. When you follow someone and you find their tweets interesting, the same tweeter in person is just as interesting if not more. You've covered all the points really well.

    Manish 🙂

  6. Awesome post! You're so young too. That's an observation, I was surprised. I follow some young authors and they humble me. World's in good hands. I think being yourself is important.

    Tweet soon, Simon.

  7. I agree w/ all the comments above.. and I agree w/ you, Rockstar! Truly, these are the characteristics of "terrific tweeters" 🙂 Great post, Nicky!

    Now, I'm going to RT it because this would best exemplify a "terrific tweet" 🙂

  8. Curt "CBiz" Bizelli - Manifest Your Dreams Publicity in association with When Magazine/productions says:

    Sweet Tips, Nicky. Thanks for sharing a lot of value with me today 🙂 Can you send me an @reply to one of my aliases such as @curtbizelli – I want to add you to my watched tweeps list however I'm having trouble locating your twitter name/alias "again" … Thanks sweetheart!

  9. I think the best way to use Twitter is to establish and maintain communication with people who share common interests. I think people who just post comments without interacting with others kind of dilute the usefulness of Twitter.

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