How to Decide What to Tweet About

June 11th, 2009 |

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One of the biggest issues a newcomer to Twitter runs into is figuring out what they should tweet about.  While there is definitely no single solution for everyone to follow, there are a few tips to get your Twitter account pointed in the right direction ensuring engagement among you and your followers.

Give Them What They Want

As much as some people try to have a targeted list of followers, chances are each of these followers do have other interests.  The trick is to figure out what the majority of them want by following you.  On Twitter, more than likely most users are interested in connecting with the information you share, finding great information to share with others (retweets), and strengthening their Twitter relationships with like minded people.

The best way to do this is to give them what they want.  Your tweets should be useful and informative to your followers, not boring or generic.  For example, I am pretty sure most of your followers don’t care what you had for lunch unless your account is for a restuarant.   Your tweets also need to be focused around the niche or industry your Twitter account is targeting.  Providing useful and informative tweets will not only help prove you are a viable source for information in your niche, it will also increase your chances of being retweeted as well as to build a strong and loyal follower base.

Share the Love

Another important thing to remember when tweeting is to not only push your links and website.  You want to share anything that your followers could find relevant whether or not it originates from your site.  By sharing the love with other sites and people, you can gain new targeted followers as well as reaffirming everyone on Twitter that you are there to share relevant information.

In conclusion it really comes down to providing content that your followers will find useful.  Should your tweets be useful to your followers, chances are that it will be retweeted and provide a great conversation piece among the Twitter community.

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