Posted by Annika Peick
Twitter. It’s a great resource for staying in the know, but to the untrained user it can become more of a black hole of confusion and stress than an aid. Though times are certainly changing and social media technologies are becoming more widespread, many people still do not understand the incredible amount of potential Twitter holds for those in the communications field. This is where AllTwitter steps in to the save the day.
AllTwitter, a division of Media Bistro, serves as a resource to help users get the most out of their Twitter experience. One of their latest posts, 5 Twitter Secrets to Become Highly Visible in your Niche, helps solve the problem many novice Twitter users face: how do I get MY voice heard? With over 190 million users tweeting roughly 65 million times a day, even joining the community can seem like a waste of time. The article, however, offers five quick and easy tips to help users get their voices out with success and finesse.
Establishing a voice isn’t the only problem Twitter users face. Years of schooling and endless grammar grinders never teach writers how to limit their thoughts to 140 characters or less, and many tweeters find themselves wrought with writers’ block. A recent AllTwitter post offers 25 creative prompts to guard against tweet block, ranging from topics like “Finish this sentence…” to “Tips and Advice.” If used properly after establishing a voice in the Twitter-verse, these simple prompts will put some spice back into user’s output and guarantee they keep a good rapport with followers — two tasks that are quickly becoming essential in today’s dynamic communications field.
Establishing a voice and interacting with followers seem simple enough, but this is exactly where AllTwitter steps in once again. It is no secret that businesses have increasingly begun turning to social media scanning to make sure they’re hiring reliable, upstanding employees. In another recent blog post the site offers seven tips to avoid tarnishing your Twitter brand. Though many of the tips seem like no brainers, the post proves all users should tweet with caution.
Though Twitter certainly comes with a list of do’s and don’ts, it is often up to individual users to carve their own paths in this social media world. Have you taken a look at AllTwitter? What are your thoughts? How do you get your voice out in the vast Twitter-verse? What do you do to combat tweeter’s block? How do you use Twitter effectively and professionally at all times?