Getting More Twitter Followers Part 2
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To make a long story short, since I wrote Part 1 of this series, I have grown my Twitter audience in no meaningful way. Honestly, it’s such a small number it’s not worth me looking it up. It’s like, ten, or something.
From that I conclude that most of my efforts have been pointless, or incorrectly implemented. For the sake of science, I’m going through things one at a time and looking at how I did. Please note, that this is my assessment of how I did. If you disagree, I’d love to hear from you. It’s entirely possible that there’s something I think I’m doing right, when I’m actually getting it really wrong. The best people to tell me that are my audience.
We start with posting relevant content. I think I’ve been pretty good with that. I linked to lots of content that I created, and links to relevant technology or equality news stories. I threw in a few random things, but I think I did ok with keeping things pretty relevant.
Then there’s the scheduling. I’m going to stick with it. Using Buffer has made dealing with multiple social media accounts much easier to handle, and at this point, I’d hate to see it go.
I promised to limit myself to no more than ten tweets per day. I’ll be honest and admit that I have no idea how I’m doing with this one. I haven’t been good and counted my daily tweets. However, I have noticed that there are days when I barely tweet anything. It might be better to also set a daily minimum. Let’s set that at four tweets. So at least four, no more than ten. I should also get better at monitoring my twitter usage.
While all of this covers steps I have previously taken to grow my audience, I can’t help but feel that trying to tweet at least four times a day is the only barrier between me and complete Twitter domination. There’s clearly stuff that I’m missing. What am I missing?
I feel like this should be the part of the article where I tell you what I’m missing. Unfortunately I can’t do that. If I knew what I was doing wrong, I’d have been doing it right from the beginning. The best I can come up with is that I still have work to do on the quality of my tweets. I can always do better. I don’t think I’m doing anything that irritates anyone too much, but I’m clearly not doing anything that especially entertains anyone. My Twitter feed is the equivalent of a three star movie. I need to take steps to turn it into a four star movie. That’s the kind of movie that you recommend to your friends. I have no idea what that’s going to involve, but it’s a place to start. It raises the bigger question of how to be better, and I’m going to have to get back to you on that one, I’m afraid. Actually, this might be better coming from you. I’d appreciate it if you could take the time to send me a message that tells me what you like, and what you don’t like.
In addition to generally getting better at Twitter, it has been suggested to me that I try sending more messages to other people. I suppose I can give that a go, after all, I did get lots more followers the day I spent tweeting at PC World. It’s harder to get a less stressful conversation going, but it has to be worth trying.
As I finish my second report to you, I feel a great deal less optimistic. There’s just no way I’m going to double my Twitter audience in the allotted time, unless something bigger happens. By bigger, I mean something special happening that results in me suddenly getting lots more followers. So, I’ll just set about getting that unexplained miracle to occur and let you know how it goes.
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