The Twitter feed moves fast! For a newbie it may seem daunting. When I first started out, I was always wondering how in the world anyone managed to check any tweet at all. Now, however, I love it.

Although I use Twitter solely for networking and promoting my books and websites, when I have some free time, I sometimes scroll down the news feed and check out tweets. I do, however, limit it to less than 15 minutes. Social media are useful but don’t let them take up all your time.

Since the Twitter feed moves so rapidly, your tweet will quickly disappear in the maelstrom of information that is being tweeted every second; so in general, your tweet has a lifespan of about 18 minutes.

This means that – in theory – you should tweet or retweet every 18 minutes, which is difficult to do. Now that we are staying home, I make a point of it to retweet my newest book every half hour or whenever I remember (If I am writing a book or a blog post, I don’t do that. Then I am too focused on my writing, and social media should not distract you all day long, right?)

If you are serious, though, about regularly promoting content on Twitter, I recommend that you tweet every half hour, or start doing it every hour. Some companies even have assigned staff that focuses on Twitter all day long, tweeting at timed intervals.

You can, of course, use an online service to time your tweets, so that you don’t have to remember doing it, and that works great too, but I don’t do that. It’s really up to you, though. Just remember that there are people on Twitter, and many of them want to engage. Someone who is mindlessly bombarding them with advertisements but never even says hi or replies to a tweet will get easily ignored.

I mix things up. I engage with my followers. I answer polls, answer questions, give advice when it’s asked, or I ask for advice as well when I have a doubt. In between all that I share my book links and my blog posts.

By keeping that mix and actually talking to my followers, they can see that I am real, I am a human sitting behind a computer, and they will be more open to seeing my work. When you have established a good relationship with them or with a group of people, they will also happily retweet your tweets, thus giving you more exposure.

I got some organic website comments from people I regularly engage with on Twitter.



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drmohfa91 Premium
This is so amazing! Thank you very much. However, I have a couple of questions. Does twitter have limitations such as IG or FB? What I mean, on IG, you have a limit to 30 hashtags. Also, there is a limit to the daily following; otherwise, there will mark us as spam. I also wonder if it is fine to promote other social media platforms on Twitter.
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Hi Mohammad!
Tweets can only have 280 characters, so you can't use that many hashtags, but once you get the hang of fitting your message and hashtags in your tweet, you'll find the right balance.

There is a limit to a daily following and if you surpass it you can't follow back anyone for a day. They call that "Twitter jail". This has never happened to me, so I am not sure what the limit is. It's probably high, though, so I would not worry about it.

You can connect Twitter with IG as well. And I have seen people promote FB pages on Twitter.
I hope this answers your questions. Let me know if you have more questions.
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drmohfa91 Premium
Perfect! Thank you very much! You are the best :D
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ChristineDu1 Premium
☺️ ☺️ Thank you!
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ChunaC Premium
Hello Christine,

This blog is a God-sent to my inner dreams.

For a long time I have been, not only curious, but really wanting to open a Twitter account, and I actually attempted. But I could not follow. I could not understand what benefits there are to have twitter account.

I will come to you one day soon, and be your student, if that is OK with you. I will follow the steps you mentioned here but when I get stuck, I will have to bother you...

Thank you very much for this valuable tutorial.

God bless you more,
Chuna
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Hi Chuna!
Of course :-) You can contact me when you have any questions. Just send me a message.
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Twack Premium
Thank you so much Christine, this is a brilliant introduction to Twitter.
Along with Pinterest, these are two areas I will be moving into over the next few months.
I have bookmarked for when I begin in earnest.
I certainly didn't realise there was so much you could do with it. Awesome and thank you again.
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ChristineDu1 Premium
I am glad you found this useful! :-) Twitter is a wonderful tool, and I have connected with many people and businesses there.
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Twack Premium
Youhave shown a whole host of attributes that I never realised existed.
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ChristineDu1 Premium
That's great! I am happy I could provide some more info than was already out here :-)
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eimba Premium
Thank you for sharing this great post on twitter. It help some of us who are new to twitter and will register to promote our business. I appreciate your fully detailed explanation on the training and the process required to be registered.

Stay safe and healthy.

Augustine
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Thank you, Augustine!
I'm happy my tutorial was useful to you :-)
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alexjysmith Premium Plus
Excellent training. Really impressed. Thank you.
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Thank you!!
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