Twitter Tips – How to Create an Interactive Twitter Following

July 19, 2009 by Melanie  
Filed under Twitter Apps



Twitter is getting more and more popular but unfortunately, more social media “leeches” are getting in to abuse the system and try to make money with it. Twitter’s meant to be a way for people to connect with each other and in this article, I’m going to show you how you can create a real following instead of being like the leeches who don’t do anything except try to sell.

1. Create More Open Tweets

Chatting in Twitter is called “tweeting”. So when you have an open tweet, you use “@(the person’s twitter account name) (message)”. By using that, you send a message to that person. Direct messages (DMs) are tweets sent in private – you can do that by using “D (person’s twitter account name) (message)” – but take note, you can only send direct messages when the other person is following you.

2. Ask Open Ended Questions

Try not to ask something like true or false questions, yes or no questions. Ask really open ended ones like “What do you think of (whatever)?” or “Who else thinks that (whatever)?”

When people see that, they can answer it. People who try to sell on Twitter like to ask questions like “How to make money? (link)” or “I make money easily using this! (link)” – avoid stuff like that at all costs.

If you have to send people to a site for selling something, please do it privately.

3. Jump In On Other Twitter Conversations

The great thing about Twitter is that you can actually communicate with other Tweeple on Twitter. When someone is discussing about your favorite author, for example, you can jump in and tweet about it.

Use the trends in Twitter to find out what’s hot on Twitter and to make more connections. You can find some really interesting people when they start talking about the trends on Twitter.

Not to mention since Twitter is so interactive, you can easily find up-to-date information by asking around what’s going on and why is there a certain trend that’s hot. Tweeple will tweet you the answers really quickly.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this article. This is an article that I have written for people who like to use Twitter to create real, meaningful relationships with other people.

If you like to know more, tweet me on Twitter

About the Author

Asher Aw is an Internet Marketer who helps people create wealth from the comfort of their own home using time-tested, proven online strategies. He shares these secrets and techniques only at


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