While tweeting is an integral part of social media, coming up with tweets on-the-fly is difficult. The best way to solve this problem is to create a twitter library on your cell phone’s notepad. In my quest to develop a fully stocked twitter library, I used the tools in this AdWeek SocialTimes article: Create a Twitter Library So You Never Run Out of Things to Tweet. The article has a lot of useful information. Below is some of what I learned and how I implement it.
Categories for a Twitter Library:
Tips and Tricks
Everyone loves a good shortcut or a tip that makes life easier and more efficient. In this category, I keep a list of tips that I’ve picked up throughout my career. I’ll add links to useful articles, tutorials, and just general advice for writers, authors, and entrepreneurs.
Ways to Engage the Audience
Followers want to feel like they’re part of a group. In this section, I include questions I can use to start a dialogue with followers. For example, around the New Year, I asked “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” It helps to tag a few people you know will retweet and respond.
Interesting Thoughts and Musings
This is a section, I get to put all my creative thoughts, witty comments, haikus, and more. If I have an interesting thought, I jot it down here for publishing later. This is the perfect place for on-the-go ideas.
Links to Blog Posts
Because one of the ultimate goals of social media is to drive readers to my sites, linking back to my blogs is an absolute must. I keep a running list of my favorite and most sharable posts and every once in a while, I send it to my twitter following.
Quotes and Images
To avoid the temptation to repost images, memes, and quotes I find on other social media sites, I’ve created a section of original pieces to have at my disposal.
Stocking the Library
The next step is to fill up each category with content. One of the easiest ways to start is to add some tweets to your library while the topic is fresh in your head. So, when I create a blog post, I take a little time to create a handful of tweets related to the topic. For this little amount of added time, my library grows exponentially.
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