Support too little and challenge too much – you kick butt. People are stressed and discouraged.
The ultimate pursuit of leadership is humility, not success.
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The advantages of having a considerable number of targeted followers as an individual or a business cannot be over-emphasized. Many businesses use Twitter as the main driving force of their advertising strategies. More followers on Twitter means improved visibility in your market and increased numbers of potential customers. So, how do you get followers on Twitter?
I think this is where most businesses miss it. Some people just follow the trend or follow what everyone else is doing. While it is good to know what your competitors and other businesses in your market are doing, it will do you a whole lot of good to first research your target audience.
To get followers on Twitter, you must understand the psychology surrounding your target audience. This in turn will open your eyes to a lot of ways you can utilize to interact with them.
Researching your target audience will help you know what makes them tick – their fears, their aspirations. What they love, what they hate. You can then use this information to your advantage by posting useful information to help them and make their life easier. This works in warming your audience to you. When your followers find your posts valuable they will share with their own followers. This would increase your followers base in the long run.
So to get followers on Twitter, be generous with your tips. Inspire them with valuable posts.
I regularly come across people on Twitter not using their photo as profile image. Some users will even put the picture of flowers while some leave their profile blank. What kinds of people do that? Newbie or spammers. People who are willing to connect with people will always have their personal photos, especially a headshot, on their profile page. A lot of Twitter users I know will not follow anyone without a photo in their profile.
Some people will come to your Twitter page, either through search or through a link, go through your information and start following you when they see something that relates to them. Imagine then if you don’t have your bio properly filled out.
To get followers on Twitter, let users see what you do. Make your bio interesting. If you are a business or you’re promoting a product use a tag line. Include your city name since many people will follow you just by seeing that you are from the same area as them. Twitter doesn’t include users in their search results unless they complete specific information like a username and a full name.
A young working mom with 2 energetic kids will always appreciate regular tips on balancing home and work. A young entrepreneur will love to see actionable tips that can help grow his business. Posting frequently will help your audience and put them in a position to want to retweet you to their followers which will lead to increased number of followers for you.
But you must be careful here. Avoid overwhelming your followers. A Twitter user receives a lot of messages. What you can do is to spread your posts throughout a day instead of posting too many at a time.
Getting regular content to post daily is not easy. It will require a little sacrifice on your own part. What some people do is to go through blogs and websites in their industry. Doing this regularly will give you ideas of content you can share with your followers.
Replying to any of your follower’s query puts you in a good stead in the eyes of your other followers. Some people only reply to their followers through DM. While doing this has its own benefits, replying publicly shows that you are sociable and will endear you to other followers who see your reply. Since they will be more likely to retweet your posts, you can expect an increase in your followers’ count.
What most social media platforms do is to promote a culture of sharing and Twitter is no exception. When you link to others, many will respond in kind. And this applies to re-tweets too. If you want to increase your followers’ count this is something you must not overlook. When others re-tweet your posts they’re literally introducing you to their audience. Re-tweeting and linking to others will surely boost the number of your followers. What you should not do is to ask for a re-tweet. Many people hate that. Just post highly valuable content regularly and you’ll get natural re-tweets.
Out of all the reasons a Twitter user may decide not to follow or un-follow you the most prominent one is too much promotion. If your Twitter account is just a promotion engine for your latest blogpost, products or services, you should not expect any significant increase in the number of your followers. And worse still, you may see a constant dwindling in the number of your followers. Over-promotion doesn’t have any benefits, it only makes you look like a spammer. Now tell me, who wants to follow a spammer?
Before you promote any service or product, make sure you have given a lot of values. A prominent Twitter user suggests 20 useful posts to one promotional post. You don’t need to adopt that strategy. Just make sure your helpful tweets are much more than your promotions.
Learn to follow like-minded users. When you see contents that support the ideas you often post on Twitter, check out the posters and follow them. When you see influential people in your industry, follow them. Though not all these people will follow you back the few that do may re-tweet and introduce you to their followers. This is not ‘aggressive following’ which is frowned upon by most people.
Short but useful tweets get the most retweets. If you want your followers to regularly retweet you then you must learn how to churn out short and effective tweets.
I’ve also written a guide on how to promote your twitter account on autopilot, without you doing anything apart from setting it up.
The best part? Not only it works for music promotion, but it works perfectly for any kind of promotion imaginable. I highly recommend you to check it out here.
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And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it ~~Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist ***** It’s no secret to the people who live inside my bubble, that I’ve been unsettled all summer. That I’m antsy and tackling bones that won’t rest. On the days that I don’t travel for work, I walk through my flowers in the morning so I can catch the sun’s rays on the petals as well as check for dry soil and droopy leaves. It’s necessary and sets the stage for a productive day. My evening ritual takes the same route–but it’s a medicinal meander and I use it to meditate and look for a family of owls who join me sometimes. My eyes land on bees and butterflies as my heart tries to leap through my rib cage to the huge sycamore overlooking my precious space. Each evening, thoughts drift to What am I doing? What is my purpose? Why am I here? I was the daydreamer in my family–the weird kid with a penchant for Grimm’s Fairy Tales and wild horses. Someone with a five-on-the-Richter scale fantasy life held back by responsibility and the closed door of a confessional. All curled up on a couch, reading about other people doing all the things I wanted to do: travel the world, save someone’s life, protect the innocent, scribble pretty passages on parchment pages for other people to read. I’d often be lost in a world of my own, and didn’t require the protection of wool blankets and night lights for me to carry those vivid imaginations into the real world. I knew I’d grow up, and be responsible despite my hankering for the high seas, dragons, and unicorns. I did go to college, secured a great job, and launched a couple of different careers in healthcare. I had resigned myself to process improvement algorithms and CMS quality metrics. Then I started to write. And read. And I started to have dreams again. Stirrings. Passions. Wishes. In your childhood, how many times have you heard one of the following? If you tell your wish before you blow out your candles, it won’t come true Don’t get your hopes up Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Think of a vivid dream you’ve had–either now or in your childhood. Remember how it made your skin tingle because it felt so real. How the hair stood up on the back of your neck or perhaps, how you gasped because you could feel yourself falling and trying to wake up. Maybe you didn’t want to rouse because the dream was so sweet, laced with serenity and clarity. Maybe it was about someone you loved, someone you lost, or that baby sleeping in the room next to you. Perhaps you resisted the flutter of opening eye lids, or like me, would try to go back to sleep to resume the reverie. How often have you smashed your joy because you thought things were going too well? Didn’t dare to wish for something you feared wouldn’t come true. That the shoe was going to fall off the other foot. How many times have you gotten excited about an inspired idea only to have someone you love and respect hack it down with common sense and good intentions? I don’t want you to be disappointed. What if we were to take a different approach? Stand toe to toe with our wishes and dare them not to come true. Smash the critics, release the dandelion seeds, grab the star, and put the DO in just do it. Write down wishes so that they can come true. I’m grateful for my job and the food it puts on the table, but it doesn’t feed my soul like birds and bees and flowers and trees. My heart doesn’t swell with love and awe when I look at a spreadsheet, or hop on an airplane. On average, I read one or two books/week–devouring words like it’s a last meal. For most of the summer, The Alchemist had been buried under Seven Brief Lessons in Physics and The Atomic Weight of Love. More than once, the burnt orange covered beckoned me to open, but I ignored the siren’s call of pretty parchment and opted for words I thought would be easier to grasp. The Great Gatsby Little Women The Old Man and the Sea But, Did you Die? And yet, the book lingered in the spaces between mundane brain fire. What is an alchemist? Who is the story about? Do I know anybody who has read it? I shoved the questions to the side and turned the pages of Thank and Grow Rich and practiced gratitude for thirty days straight. Straight to E-Squared–experiments, revelations, insights from a woman who lives thirty miles from me and travels the world because she willed it to be so. Even then, someone was conspiring to send me a timely message–pre-reads that were a perfect prologue to what came next. The Alchemist moved from the shelf to the on-deck spot in my reading nook. Did I move it there? I don’t remember doing so…perhaps the children from Miss Peregrine’s had been playing in the library. I sit in the library with my husband almost every morning. The birds spray sunflower seeds from the feeders as we watch out the front window and greet the day. He peruses the newspaper while I systematically read the day’s passages from 365 Tao, The Daily Stoic, and Daily Secret. Sometimes, I’ll read a passage out loud, sometimes I’ll snap a picture and text it to a friend who might like the message for that moment. This daily ritual has become more sacred than my yoga practice and more consistent than the walrus-type running that often follows. For weeks, the parchment orange peeked out from under my iPad. When did I buy this? Why haven’t I read it yet? Curiosity made me open to the first page–the shepherd boy and his dream made me stay. I read The Alchemist on two airplane rides–out to Little Rock, AR and then back to Kansas City. I texted my friend midway through, Have you read this? I can’t put it down. Have you met Fatima? She texted back. Her words felt like a promise that somehow I must be on the right path. Paying attention to omens. Watching for signs. Listening to the wind. Imagining that I could send messages to my loved ones via the Levanter. Santiago, the crystal merchant, Fatima, the Alchemist and a sycamore tree. My dreams had returned. The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. What we put forth, we receive a thousand times over. It’s more than karma, it’s a simple truth and not-so-hidden secret to happiness. We are connected by blood, friendship, experience, tributaries, highways, and faith. The message of love I give to my family is one that reverberates to my neighbors and on down the line. What you do. What you say. What you think. It all matters. WE all matter. No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it. This ramble is not only a tribute to Paulo’s words, but a love letter to you and to anyone who has ever shoved aside the naysayers in pursuit of a dream. Even at fifty, I feel the stirrings as strongly as a young shepherd boy who dropped everything he knew, crossed the desert, and ultimately found his heart’s desire. Tell me, friend, do you know your heart’s desire? Are you chasing it right now? ****** If you’ve read the book, you know why I am so moved. If you haven’t read it, please find me at my Instagram account. For the entire month of August, I am going to be posting a photographic perspective of Santiago’s story in hopes that you’ll feel as inspired, moved, and full of joy as I was. I’m still searching for my Personal Legend and would love some friends for the journey. All quotes from ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist