Don’t just follow anyone and everyone. Quality is better than quantity!
2. Say things that are worth reading.
Saying things that are worth reading applies to Twitter as well as your blog. If you’re just rewriting other people’s comments or not sharing your own opinions, why will people read your blog or follow you on Twitter?
3. Look for when people are online.
Posting on Twitter will be a lonely experience if there’s nobody to interact with. If you know there are people online who might be interested in what you have to say, try posting and see what happens. This may help you choose a time of day to publish a new post on your blog.
4. Reply to people with relevant links.
A blanket link to your blog is easy to do, but not very likely to get clicks unless people want to find a blog exactly like yours. Try linking to specific posts when it’s appropriate to share them – for instance, the topic just came up in conversation. This is an extremely effective way to get people actually reading your posts.
5. Have a personality.
This isn’t just about saying things that are worth reading. If all you do is post links, people who view your profile will see nothing but links, and probably won’t follow you. Having a personality means talking, not just promoting.
6. Be wary of auto-posting.
7. Don’t be too persistent.
PLEASE check out my blog, nobody’s looked at it today, or ever… Maybe there’s a reason for that.Don’t guilt people into viewing your blog. Also, don’t keep posting the same link over and over again.
Take the time to read what others are saying. If you flood the screen with your own comments and nobody else can get a word in, the conversation may start to move elsewhere.
9. Follow your commenter’s on Twitter.
This can make the difference between a one-time visitor and a repeat visitor. There’s much more to promotion than the result of good promotion – visitors, subscribers, comments – it’s vital to establish an ongoing communication channel with your readers. Don’t ignore them.
Promotion takes time. We have to keep doing it, and you have to be really patient. It can be tough at times, but if we have something to say that people want to hear, we’ll get there in the end.