By Victor Chan, eMarketing Strategist. Posted by @Twitter_Tips
Twitter is a great tool to engage with people, build connections and share ideas. However, for someone new to Twitter, who also has a full-time job, kids to look after and a whole lot of other things going on, maintaining an active and valuable presence on Twitter may be a challenge. But where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Just like how you might schedule your daily tasks, you should make a schedule for engaging on Twitter. I propose 15 minutes per day, 6 days a week. The 7th day is your scheduled rest day.
The following is a sample weekly schedule to help make Twitter more manageable while making it a valuable experience. In addition to following this suggested schedule, it is also important to respond to @replies and DMs in a timely manner.
Monday: Question of the Week
Every Monday, ask your followers a question. The question can be related to your profession or simply something you’re interested in.
Tuesday: Tuesday Tips
Every Tuesday, you should publish a tweet that adds value to the Twitter community. Think about what you’re really good at and show small facets of knowledge with your followers. You’re limited to 140 characters, after all.
Wednesday: Sharing is Caring
Every Wednesday, a tweet should be published to share content from another person (Blogger or Twitter users)…These tweets can be a RT or can be commentary + a link to a blog post.
Thursday: Engaging Followers
Every Thursday, a tweet should be published in response to another user’s tweet. Read your Twitter stream and look for a recent tweet to respond to.
Every Friday, many users use the #ff (or #followfriday) hashtag to endorse other Twitter users. Every Friday, one #ff tweet should be sent to endorse 4 select users.
Saturday: Personal Reflection/Observation
Every Saturday, a tweet should be published that is not about work or business. The tweet can be related to something you saw or thought about during the week.
Sunday: Scheduled Rest Day
The more time you spend listening to other users, the more value you’ll get from interacting on Twitter.