— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) May 10, 2016
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) September 21, 2014
— Scott Eddy (@MrScottEddy) August 16, 2016
— Sam Hurley ??? (@Sam___Hurley) September 22, 2016
“I don’t get Twitter.” ~ 4,035 Emails/Social Media Messages/Blog Comments Addressed to Ryan Biddulph
I hear ya.
8 years ago, at least.
I didn’t get Twitter either.
Why the hell would I care if a guy I followed brushed his teeth before consuming a nutritious breakfast of oatmeal, whole wheat bread, blueberries and green tea (decaf of course) ?
Why would I care if the same Tweeter brushed his teeth BEFORE breakfast (I mean, why do that? Wouldn’t the food particles build up on your precious chompers AFTER brushing your teeth, creating a Yuk Mouff type scenario that would make halitosis seem like a bed of sweet roses not 3 hours after you scarf down breakfast) ?
Turns out, I:
- didn’t get Twitter because I followed guys and gals who had a seriously perverse morning routine
- followed too many Breakfast Club lists (not a Molly Ringwold reference)
- had no clue in Hades why I used Twitter in the first place
- didn’t use the network to have fun; it was a thing some smart blogger told me to be on, so I was on it
8 years later I can say this: I STILL don’t get brushing your teeth after breakfast (?!?!) and I pulled the wool over enough Twitter influencer’s eyes to help ya’s guys get more traction on the network.
Look up top.
Either I am handy with Photoshop.
Or I have enough Twitter know-how to get on the radar of some Tweeting Big Dawgs.
I want to share with you today how to arrest the attention of influencers and why this helps your blog.
(As for Richard Branson, I caught his British peepers by skinny dipping in the Hudson when he noticed a fairly svelte, pale, somewhat shriveled prune wade by like a manatee without a life purpose, as he sailed through the area.)
1: Have Fun
Before you attempt to cyber lash me with a wet noodle – 13 times, for good luck, please – understand that this will be the first step for approximately 80% to 100% of my posts going forward.
Deal with it.
Have freaking fun!
Everything you do is backed by energy.
If you back what you do on Twitter with a fun energy, influencers are more likely to notice you.
If you back what you do on Twitter with a strained, hard working energy, you’re operating in the basement, vibrationally.
Meanwhile, Dirty Dick Branson is operating from the penthouse.
Move up to the penthouse.
Hob nob with the Big Dawgs.
Have fun on Twitter.
2: Engage, Engage, Engage, Engage, then, When You’re Done Engaging, Engaging Some More
Engaging tweeters through:
- @replies to thank some folks who retweeted you
- asking questions
- sharing answers
- tweeting text only tweets
helps you build more connections.
Building a bunch of connections makes you connected.
Connected people get noticed on Twitter.
Especially by HRT: High Rolling Tweeters.
Spend 10 minutes or so daily engaging Tweeters.
3: Stay in the Stream
Use tools and manually tweet too, to stay in the stream.
I find it easier to get noticed when I’m in da game.
Being in the stream every day is kinda like running through a lion’s den while being adorned with long strips of sizzling, delectable bacon: you’re gonna get noticed.
I use these tools to keep those tweets flowing like liquor at a Nicaraguan horse parade in Granada (I was there. These people make 5 o’clock drunks look like chaste Buddhist monks They could drink a whale shark under the table. They make an Irish wake look like a Quaker meeting hall).
Some tools I use:
That’s it guys.
I swear, I have connected with more influencers through a simple @reply than through any other method.
The Blogging Benefit
When you can lead off a blog post with tweets from:
- Richard Branson
- Scott Eddy
- Chris Brogan
- Sam Hurley
it sure ain’t gonna hurt your brand.
Unless Richard, Scott, Chris or Sam become serial killers.
Then I just remove the references.
But I do not suspect this will happen anytime soon.
When you engage with influential tweeters you’ll align your blog – and brand – with the creme de la tweeting creme.
Which is a REALLY good look for your blogging brand.
Watch the video if I entertain you (I snapped the thumbnail image in Myanmar; brilliant temples!):
Do you use Twitter?
Or, do you have fun on Twitter?
How have you nabbed the attention of the Tweeting High Rollers?
Thy Class Is Upon Us
SUPER excited to say Kelli and I are beginning our live class:
tonight, November 21st!
Students from all over the world (Earth), Jupiter (Cher?), Mars (where I am originally from) and Uranus (oh stop it) have been waiting with bated breath, feeling super excited to hop on our live calls.
If it vibes with ya, go for it:
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