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RNN DIGITAL: New Year's Resolutions, some tips for Twitter


With the fresh start of a New Year on our doorstep, it’s a great time to make resolutions and start positive habits. Resolutions aren’t all about diets and healthy living, you can introduce small resolutions into your daily life or working life that can make a big difference to your personal skills, your job and your company.
Managing social media for clients can mean that you spend a lot of time using Twitter and Facebook for a client so in the past year, my own personal use of Twitter has somewhat fallen by the wayside. In 2017, I aim to change that.

My renewed vigour for Twitter got me thinking about what setting up and operating a Twitter account really takes for a company or individual. Here, I have compiled a list of tips that will help any newbies to get started on Twitter.

Happy tweeting :)


Set up your account & tell people who you are – Use the biog section of your Twitter account to tell people the key facts about you and/or your business.


Select a good header photo & profile picture – if this is a picture of you, ensure it is clear and simplistic. If it’s a logo, ensure the full logo can be seen in the pic as this is how people will identify you in their Twitter timeline.


Follow People & follow back – Select some people to follow, based on your own interests, your industry or useful blogs that you may follow. If someone follows you, follow them back. This reciprocal following helps to build audiences, but only follow accounts you feel are relevant to you or vice-versa.

Set aside time for Twitter – You should set aside at least 20 minutes a day to check your news feed, follow back any new followers you’ve gained, reply to any tweets you’ve had and check in to the conversation online.


Tweet! – Set yourself a target to tweet at least 2 – 4 times daily and try to engage in the conversations of your community. Using images and GIF’s as part of your tweet will make it stand out on your audience’s timeline.


Commit – The key to an effective Twitter presence is consistency. Commit to finding 20 minutes a day to communicate with your audience and the Twittersphere and you will see your audience growing in no time.