October 26, 2010
How to tweet when you don’t have time for it
I like a lot of people have a day job. I have several twitter accounts and I’m not always able to tweet all of them during the day.
So how do I maintain my account and build followers? Every morning I take an hour or so and read through hashtag streams that meet my brands values. My blog is about social media, web design and seo. Using Hootsuite I keep streams of these open. In the morning I will go through the streams looking at articles and deciding what to schedule.
Scheduling tweets is a really easy way to both maintain your account and gain followers. When you re-tweet the work of others using hashtag streams you get noticed. Not only by the person you re-tweet but the people reading what you re-tweet. This in turn will create followers.
I find scheduling tweets to be a really easy and affective way to maintain my brand. It doesnt take much work to do it either. Try scheduling a tweet once an hour for the work day. Do this for a week and see what happens. You’ll be surprised at the number of followers you will gain just by using this method. The next step is to engage followers when you have time. Engagement is the real motivator for gaining followers.