1. Find the right crowd.
Everyone and their grandma has a Twitter, so it’s no surprise that there are endless accounts for you to follow. But, it is also important to be following accounts that interest you and relate to your own profile in some way. If you’re following the wrong accounts, then Twitter isn’t going to be exciting for you and you aren’t going to get as much as you possibly can out of it. For this assignment, I started following PR related accounts and actually enjoyed reading through my feed. Being able to find good, active accounts that really interest you is so beneficial because then you’re able to easily become more engaged and active in the Twitter world.
2. Twitter is a place for sharing ideas/news not random thoughts.
Once you’re ready to be active on Twitter, it’s important to remember that not every random thought you have is worthy of being tweeted out to the world. There are many accounts that have no filter (referring back to #1, this is not the right crowd to be following) and this is not the right thing to be doing. It’s important to find the balance of being active but also not oversharing. Following interesting and popular accounts is definitely helpful with this because you can get idea of what they’re doing right.
3. It’s important to find the perfect balance of being professional and personal.
When you are tweeting it’s important to make sure your tweets are appropriate. Everyone can see everything. I always ask myself, “what would grandma think if I tweeted this?” It’s important to show the best version of yourself on social media because you never know who could be reading. But, it’s also important to be true to yourself at the same time and have your social media accurately portray you as a person. But, you don’t need to share every detail about yourself in order to do this. It’s okay to leave things out, especially things you don’t want your grandma to see.