Starting Conversations on Twitter

It can be a bit frightening when you are first on Twitter to reach out to people and strike up a conversation.  In show #2 I talk through a variety of ways to start those conversations -whether you are responding to something someone else posted or if you are initiating the conversation yourself.

Here is a list of some of the ideas covered in the show.  Each point is elaborated further with additional ideas.Starting Conversations on Twitter

  • Retweet other people's posts – either with a question/comment, or without. (Listen to my word of warning on retweeting links.)
  • Answer a question that has been tweeted.
  • Make a comment about something that has been tweeted.
  • Favourite someone’s tweet.
  • Jump into a conversation – use the search or a hashtag. (Again, a word of warning here.)
  • Thank people for retweets
  • Welcome new followers.
  • Use their bio to give you something to talk about.
  • Add people to a list. (I teach you how to create Twitter lists in this video.)
  • Send a Follow Friday tweet (Make sure you don't make this mistake!)
  • Ask a question.
  • Give someone a compliment.

These are just a few of the ways to start connecting with people on Twitter.

Has this show helped you?  Tweet me – @staceylmyers and if you have a question for the show, add the hashtag #StaceyAnswers.

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I would love to hear other ways that you are reaching out to people on Twitter. Be sure to leave your ideas in the comments section below.