A Little Birdy Told Me: Social Media Writing Tips

I’ve had a Twitter for over six years and it’s by far my favorite social media site. From humor to news to sports to your favorite public figures, it’s the place to go if you’re looking for some information.

So with six years of experience under my belt, here are my top five tips for writing for Twitter.

  1. One of my favorite things to see or do is livetweeting. It is great for an event you are attending or to share an exciting experience you find yourself in with others. You can make it funny or informative, but Twitter is the best way to live broadcast an event. Read some tips on live-tweeting from Medium.com here.
  2. Don’t only  share your material, share or retweet other people’s materials too! Go and find a great article and tweet about it to your followers. This shows that you are an interactive user and shows that you are interested in a variety of topics.
  3. Use #hashtags! It allows you to group a series of tweets together (re: livetweeting!) and for people to search for those tweets easily. It also allows for your tweets to be found if you used a trending hashtag or a popular hashtag, which helps you reach a broader audience.
  4. Follow the Social Media Rule of Thirds via Hootsuite. Making sure your Twitter account isn’t solely through one viewpoint gives your followers a new experience every day. It also keeps your Twitter account balanced which is another great aspect to have.
  5. Share your ideas on your blog or website and promote them on Twitter! Tweeting about your tips and tricks and linking your article (just like what I’m about to do for this blog post) is a great way to put your content out there in an engaging way.

Tweet on!


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