After 5 minutes flow writing and still no inspiration for today’s blog, I thought I’d research getting more followers on Twitter. After all that is part of the Daily Writing Tips course work this week. Before signing up to the popular blog directories, I googled ‘Twitter followers for writers’ and it brought back 19 million results.
The fourth search result down was Terry Whalin’s blog and he has a great article called “Want More Twitter Followers?” and he suggests that if you want more followers you have to follow more people. Both Terry Whalin and Daily Writing Tips suggest using Twellow where you can search for Twitter users in any category. Terry Whalin says that this allows you to “follow the people on twitter with the largest following in this specialty”. I checked out ‘writing’ and ‘writer’.
I then followed Terry’s instructions in the blog. I had to open my Twitter account and leave it open, then register with www.refollow.com. I won’t explain the steps here as this is done in his article, but I am now starting to understand how you can get more followers in your niche.
Once you are connected with Refollow, you can see all the profile pictures of people you are following. You can then have a look at users who ‘you are following, who are not following you’ etc. The next step is where is gets interesting: select ‘users who are following ______’ and type in one of the user name you found in Twellow when you searched for your category. You can then load that person’s followers in (I think there’s a limit on this).
Once I’ve got a few more followers on my Twitter account from the steps in this process, I’ll post another note to let you know how I get on.
Important note: As Terry Whalin says “Twitter controls the number of people you can follow during a 24-hour period” so you must be aware of this. You wouldn’t want to get your account suspended!
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