Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Building a Loyal Following

Here are three classic methods for building a loyal following, whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or wherever:

1. Provide something of value. Are you an expert? Can you share some of your expertise? Are you funny? Are you talented? Find something you can deliver. Find your purpose.

2. Build trust. Trust is built through reliability, honesty, respect. Do you treat your followers with respect? Are you honest and reliable in your responses?

3. Providing something new. The new-kid-on-the-block phenomena allows everyone with something to say to get some limelight. The challenge is to maintain the innovations. Keep delivering new things and your audience will be loyal and it will grow.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So many things to Tweet about!

Here is a link to a list of 42 things to Tweet about: http://socialmediatoday.com/pammoore/471693/42-things-do-twitter-besides-tweet-spam-coupons

If you prefer shorter lists, something you can get fast, here's my list of 5 things to Tweet about:

1. Something interesting you or your organisation is doing, or an event in your lives.

2. A blog post, Facebook page or other post you have created.

3. A reply to an interesting post, mention or retweet that someone else created.

4. Something funny, a quote, a joke, a comment.

5. Something serious, a quote, a saying, a comment.