Updating My Twitter Philosophy

My Twitter Philosophy (Updated Today)

Nothing stays the same on the Web. This update, at the address above, shows how to integrate about five or six elements to effectively build build a Twitter community and ensure that your blogs are promoted using Twitter updates.


Twitter Tip: Using Twitterholic To Get Followers

Twitter Tip: Using Twitterholic To Get Followers

Let’s do this together. Go to

It’ll open in a new window. It’s very simple. Twitterholic ranks the most popular Twitter pages. If you scroll down on the home page, you will find the following options.

Top 100 | Top 200 | Top 300 | Top 400 | Top 500 | Top 600 | Top 700 | Top 800 | Top 900 | Top 1000

Here is what I have begun to do. Starting with the top 1000 (bottom of the list), I will check each entry to see if it interests me.

If someone has tons of followers but few friends, it means your chances of being followed by that person are virtually nil. I go for users who have lots of friends. I already am following many of the top 1000. But since I have started this process, I have had follows that I recognize from inviting still more popular users.  The ones who respond are, like me, building all the time.

Here is how to do this easily.

When you are interested in following someone on the Twitterholic list, click on the left hand link next to the image of the user. This takes you to their stats page. There, click on the person’s Twitter (profile) page — the upper link on the left.

Once on the Twitter page, follow the person. Also check out the person’s followers to see if you are interested in following any on that list.

With popular users who have few friends listed, I  check their friends list and follow persons that interest me.

Twitterholic is small enough — focusing on the 1000 users with the most followers — to be usable manually.  I think automated following is destructive. Following with care manually results in plenty of quality responses and a much more focused result.

None of this makes sense unless you have something to say that interests or inspires others. When you have followers with large followings, your Tweet has potentially wide influence. Search for your actual name as well as your @name and you will be amazed to see much more action than you imagined if your updates are salient and picked up by others.


Twitter Tips

UPDATED: May 9, 2012

Please visit my Twitter Profile at the link below.

Your Twitter profile bio should contain your most salient keywords. Mine includes Obama2012 because that is what I am mainly doing these days.

Note also that your Tweets will draw more than your immediate followers. If you tweet about particular subjects the words will be indexed by Twitter’s robust search apparatus and your tweets will show up accordingly. If you wish add a hashtag — eg: #apples or #oranges to your tweet provided the message is relevant and of some help to a reader. There is no need to repeat a word in your tweet with a hashtag.

Spotify is a great complement to Twitter. You can tweet what you are listening to with ease.

I get followers on the strength of my updates and (I assume) by the size of my list. I follow them back manually as they come. I also look at people’s lists and follow highly specific lists that relate to my tweets.

I try to mix tweets from my blog with retweets from my followers and retweets from significant news and other channels. Within reason, I  repost items that I feel are relevant, often by quoting salient bits of a post.

I now use Buffer to post many tweets and Hootsuite and Ping FM to widen my options for promotion and scheduling.

TweetEffect enables you to determine how many followers you gain or lose with a single Tweet.

Twitter is now almost a default global communications system because of the simplicity of its concept and the relative ease of its execution. Those who create a solid personal platform will now will be ahead of the curve.