Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tune up your Twitter feed, 3 ways

From time to time, you should be looking under the hood of your Twitter feed and practices. After you clean up your list of followers and those you follow, you might want to consider these three ways to tune up your Twitter operations:

  • Reconsider the best timing for your tweets: Mashable's list of the top 5 tools to better time your tweets shares tools that analyze your current Twitter feed to make timing recommendations. (Note that the post says that frequency is just as important as timing.) If your audience is in many time zones, consider posting at odd-to-you hours to build a bigger readership.
  • Front-load the cannon. Or is that canon? ProBlogger's post on writing a year's worth of posts in 30 days relies on a November annual event, National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) to fuel a year's worth of posts. The contest calls for writing a set number of words in a month. Who's to say you can't spend them on tweets?
  • Plan your Twitter path: Social Media Explorer shares how to develop a Twitter workflow that ties all that together, helping you decide ahead of time what to post where and when.
How do you tune up your Twitter feed and practices? Share your ideas in the comments.


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