You are cordially invited to the Owl Marketing Twitter party
Not putting your website address in your bio is like sending out a party invite and not giving the address. Where do people come to find the party?
RSVP, tricky one this, do you send an RSVP – i.e. a thanks for following when you get a new follower? Opinion is divided, but automatic DMs with “thanks for following here is my website” is a big no-no.
Starting a Twitter account and not having a bio is like walking into a party and saying “Hello I am ….. “ and not finishing your sentence. Being an international man or woman of intrigue is all well and good but it ain’t going to get you followers.
Timing is everything. Arriving fashionably late is acceptable, but the early bird catches the worm – RT'ing ‘hot’ news from a week ago can just make you look a little slow on the uptake.
Not replying to @mentions – particularly direct questions, is like walking away from someone at a party who has just taken the trouble to ask where you got that lovely LBD from. Make sure you check your @ replies.
If you are a one man band (soloist), decide if you are going to tweet WE or I. You will be much more convincing sticking to one or the other, otherwise you may come across as the ‘weirdo one to avoid’
Tweeting like billy-o and taking over the twittersphere is like being the greedy one at the buffet table eating all the vol-au-vents. Or worse, the one who won't let go of the karaoke mic!
Tweet too much and you're the party bore – see above, but conversely, don't tweet enough and people have no reason to engage with you – you may find yourself alone in a corner.
The kitchen is where the fun is at parties. Talking of food is quite acceptable, some may say expected, on Twitter, but really, not a full run down of all meals consumed (pancake day, and xmas day excluded).
Language Timothy! Would you talk like that in front of your mother? Well the twitter party might not want to hear it either.
Tweeting drunk is like....well er being drunk in public, but much more public. Drunken ramblings often get RT’d very quickly – they are funny – but not so much if you are tweeting from a corporate account.
#Overusing #hashtags #is #a #bit #like #name-dropping – both boring and ineffective.
Know when to leave the party, and no, you don’t need to say Goodnight to everyone at the party, or for that matter Good Morning or Good Afternoon, sometimes a Twitter stream can look like the end sequence in The Waltons.
And on that note #G’night #JohnBoy #Twitter #Tips #Owl #Marketing, off to eat carrot cake, still hungry as only had small slice of #toast for #breakfast……..
We have a free guide for those new to Twitter, let us know if you want a copy