Twitter is one of the most important social media platforms where you can chat about anything, tweet anything special, socialize, and get to know new people in your industry. The total numbers of words in Twitter are limited to only 140 characters and hence you should be very careful while you tweet, and keep the messages short, sweet, and sensible.
In this social world, anybody can be your friend; this means that you can accept anybody as follower or you can follow anybody whom you are interested to know better. You can also block some people and report as spam if you find their behavior to be a little extreme.
Here are some Twitter etiquettes, which are very important to be followed while tweeting.
Do not use a tag consisting of a word within the message prefixed with symbol or sign.
Be careful while tagging in Tweet; it is always recommended to use less than 3 hash tags to avoid frustration.
Ensure that you do not focus on followers! That’s the first mistake that people will commit. Look for engagement or association rather than followers. Elicit questions from people by engaging with them; then, they will automatically follow you. This is the way to maintain the continuity of followers in the long run.
Some tweeters do not come back or ignore. This may not mean that they are not interested in you; instead you share ideas and case study, which may help them to follow you with interest.
You have a limitation on characters like 130-140. Try to be crisper in what you want to convey. Express just in 110-120 characters, with real message or punch lines. This will automatically lead people to follow you.
Sometimes, adding profile pictures can really make an impact. People may imagine you during the conversations. Trust me!!! This could be one of the major drivers.
Just consider an example. If you have plans to see your bike or house, you will normally ensure that it looks attractive so that people will vouch for it. The same technique or philosophy will apply even here. Ensure that you add some nice background, which showcases your attitude.
There are some instances where you may come across some spam accounts or ID’s. At that point of time, try to report them.
Ensure that you have a suitable description. This may be of great help for those tweets who do not know you or your discussion topic.
The most common issues in tweeting are to know how long you have to tweet. Ensure to keep it simple and clear.
The final etiquette is to make yourself comfortable; be yourself, and not to tweet to impress others or look for followers!
As mentioned earlier, everything should happen by itself; people will follow you if they feel you are genuine, and Tweet interesting stuff; otherwise no may how hard you try, you’ll never manage to earn their respect and good-will!