There is a massive range of resources available to support Twitter and your tweeting. Let’s take a look at them and you can decide which are going to help you with how you use Twitter
As previously mentioned, using Twitter allows you to connect with your readers in a new way. You can also gain new blog readers as well. When you use Twitter, you’ll be able to tap into parts of your existing market that you weren’t aware of before.
The first step in using Twitter to improve your lenses and blogs is to “listen” to other people by reading their updates. A lot of new Twitter marketers make the mistake of posting too much about themselves and not responding or paying attention to others. As long as you keep in mind that Twitter is a social tool and not just a traffic machine, you’ll be able to keep things in perspective and pay attention to others.
Interact with other people, answer their questions and ask them questions back. This way you can become part of the community.
There’s also another good reason for paying attention to what other people have to say on Twitter. If you add a lot of people to your follow list who are in your niche, pay attention to their problems, their questions and the type of things that they share. This can all be part of your niche research and you can incorporate what you find there in your blog or in the form of a new product. You’ll find that your Twitter account can be a treasure trove for blog post ideas.
You can use the information that you find on Twitter to create blog posts that meet the needs of your readership. You can also address specific questions or concerns. You’ll be surprised at what a great brainstorming tool your Twitter account can be. You’ll read someone’s update and then it will get the wheels turning for a blog post, or even a series of blog posts.
The next step to using Twitter effectively is to be useful to your followers. The information that you post should be relevant, helpful and interesting. Set yourself apart from the pack by finding interesting news stories that relate to your niche. Post tips related to your blog. But don’t forget to be personal and connect with your followers. If you just burned your lunch, feel free to share it! You may start an interesting conversation.
Be sure to ask lots of questions! When you ask questions of your followers, you’ll get a chance to hear what they have to say. Asking questions is a great way to source information for blog posts, or just to get to know those who are following you. Sometimes Twitter functions like a water cooler at work. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your questions.
Another benefit of asking questions is that when people respond, it’s like free advertising. They will reply to your question with the @ symbol and your user name. Other people who are following them but not you will see your user name and may join your followers list.
Finally, make sure that you get readers from your blog to follow your Twitter feeds. There are widgets that you can add to the sidebar of your blog, and you can remind people in your posts to follow you on Twitter.