Wanting to step up your Twitter game? Need more followers to increase your social media stats? Trying to get more traffic to your blog by engaging with other bloggers, but aren’t getting their attention? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this post will help you out. Now, get ready to start gaining more followers on Twitter!
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Create Engaging Posts
Engaging posts will get people liking, retweeting, and commenting. To create an engaging post be sure to use proper grammar and spelling. People prefer to read posts they can easily glance at and understand. When people are scrolling quickly down a Twitter feed they are looking for a post that stands out.
To make your post stand out even more you can try adding a picture. If you are linking a blog post, make sure that the thumbnail or featured picture for the post is colorful and appealing to the eye. Humans are incredibly visual and anything that is eye-catching will increase your chances of getting your post read. Try using a free designing website like Canva or free stock photo site like Pexels. The more people who read and engage with your post, the more likely you are to gain followers.
Follow Accounts You Identify With
A great way to get more loyal Twitter followers is to follow accounts you identify with. Often times you will receive suggestions on who to follow.
Read bios and account descriptions to find people who are similar to you or that may be interested in your content.
Follow those people and they just might follow back. Often times you can make lasting network connections that can help you along in the future.
Retweet, Like, and Comment On Their Posts
If you see a post that you like on Twitter, be sure to retweet it. Sharing posts that tickle your fancy is a great way to engage with other people. If someone checks their notifications and sees that you have retweeted something they have shared, they may just give you a follow. Don’t stop at just retweeting. Be sure to like and leave a comment as well.
Just like yourself, other people love getting comments and likes on their posts. If you take the time to comment and like other people’s posts regularly, they will take notice and you are likely to gain more retweets, comments, and likes in return. Thus you will gain more followers on Twitter and increase engagement.
Make Use of #Hashtags
Hashtags can be incredibly helpful for increasing engagement on a post you’ve created. If you are not hash-tagging, then you are missing out. By adding a handful of hashtags to your post you can allow multiple groups of people to see your post and increase your chances of getting retweeted by new people. This is where your following is likely to come from. If you are a blogger there are several RT accounts that you could utilize.
Here are a few of my favorites. (You are not guaranteed to be retweeted by using these hashtags, but there is a chance.)
Be Polite and Promote Others
Simply logging onto your Twitter account to see your notifications and logging off is the wrong way to go about getting followers. If you want people to respect you then you must earn respect. Coming out of the gate with a bad attitude or by being arrogant will only land you minimal results if any.
Be polite to other people. This should go without saying, but you’d be surprised how many people are flat out rude. The best thing you can do is view other bloggers and followers as your colleagues and friends. Learn from them and promote their works. If you do this, I promise you will land a ton of followers and friendships that could last a lifetime. Networking with other bloggers is a great way to learn and grow your blog.
Participate in Activities and Challenges
Using social media doesn’t have to be a boring and tedious task. You can make things more interesting by participating in various activities and challenges. If you get tagged in a group post, be sure to add something to the discussion. On Twitter, people like to do group tag posts from time to time. When you get tagged it is polite to respond.
Responding to these types of posts will get you tons of followers over time and you will meet so many new people. Getting out of your comfort zone and participating can open new doors for collaborations and guest posts.
You can do this!
If you follow these 5 simple steps you will gain followers on Twitter in no time. Be sure to stay consistent. I recommend posting on your desired social media site at least once a day or more if you’d like. If you want more blogging tips, check out these other helpful posts.