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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Twitter is Fun and Resourceful



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by Dana Rockwell A.

Let's face it women love to #socialize, #network and most of all they enjoy #freethings.  Lately I have been on a Twitter kick.  I personally find Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ as my top three social media networking tools. But today we will solely focus on Twitter as I have have some exciting ideas to report from my own research.  Edmund Ingham of Forbes Magazine agrees as he mentions Twitter unique and the best social media platform. 

Why Twitter is Fun 

I personally like Twitter because it is fun, free, and resourceful.  I have networked with many writing professionals on Twitter.  It has given me the opportunity to research sound advice and explore key business relationships, resources, and opportunities. 

During this past week alone I gained 90 plus followers and an opportunity to win free valuable prizes.  Yes, I said free. While Twitter is serious it can be fun too.  In the past I have won Amazon gift cards and other prizes by simply participating in Twitter Parties.  

A Twitter party is a live chat event in which a bunch of Tweeps discuss a product, topic, or brand for 30 minutes to an hour. Twitter parties utilize a #hastag chosen by the party host or sponsor. It is great for networking while promoting a new idea and putting smiles on participants faces with prizes ranging from $25 - $500. The parties take place live at an announced specified time. The party host/hostesses provide invitations and specific RSVP rules.  

My two top Twitter Party resources are Social Moms and SoFabChatsplease provide yours Dana R.  

Other Helpful Twitter Suggestions 

For awhile I was stuck on not being able to follow over 2,000 people.   I then came across a fellow Tweeps article Why I Tweet Almost Every Hour.  I asked his advice, he suggested a program that helped manage followers.  I came across two that helped me clean my account significantly.  I was surprised to find some inactive accounts that hadn't tweeted for two or more years. The two applications that helped best were Tweepi   and Crowdfire

Change your twitter handle.  Yes, you can do this.  I didn't know how simple it was to change a Twitter handle.  We often grow out of our name, I felt mine was outlived, and sought a more professional one.  To change your Twitter handle simply click on your Twitter profile picture which will open a a drop down menu.  In the drop down menu, select settings, this will bring you to basic account and language settings. The first choice is user name which is your current twitter handle.  Change it! 

Happy Tweeting! 


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