Common Mistakes to Avoid on Twitter

Did you know that Twitter has around a billion registered accounts?  That’s about 15% of the world’s total population!  Twitter is a great social network and a great way to get in touch with people all over the world.  Since Twitter is such an active social media site, some of the most experienced “Tweeters” occasionally will commit some common mistakes when it comes to tweeting.  

Some of these common mistakes can lead to misunderstandings, lost followers, and sometimes a bad reputation.  Here is a list the common mistakes people tend to make when they are using Twitter.

  • Not Following People Back- Twitter is a huge social media network and one of the main aspects of Twitter is to have a large following.  One of the best ways to increase your following, is by following people back.  The more people, places, and businesses you follow, the more they will follow you back.  
  • Tweeting Before You Think- Ask almost any person who uses Twitter.  Chances are they have tweeted something and it came back to haunt them.  It takes 2 seconds to send out a tweet and once the tweet is out there, there is no bringing it back.  That’s why it’s important to think twice before you hit that send button!  
  • Sending Out “Burst” Tweets-  Nobody wants to be that annoying person who sends out a million tweets all at one time.  A lot of times when people see one person’s tweets filling up their news feed, they will unfollow.  That is why it is important to schedule tweets at regular intervals throughout the day.  By doing this, it will not overload  people’s Twitter feed and you will become much more relevant.   

Twitter is a social media tool that can be very influential and powerful when used correctly.  The main thing to remember is that Twitter is a social media network and it should fun, but also relevant.  If you can avoid making these common mistakes, you will be well on your way to establishing a better Twitter account.  

Are you looking to learn more about Twitter and other social media networks?  Come to our workshop on How to Spend Your Time Wisely on Social Media September 30th!  

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