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 :
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.