Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why I'm Getting Retweeted Daily

by Julia D. Stege, MFA

On Twitter getting "Retweeted" (having your post re-posted by one of your followers) is the highest form of praise. When you want to uplift someone or support what they're doing, you Retweet (#RT) them.

Retweeting has become such a central activity on Twitter that it is now a special link available from your Twitter Home Page. When you click on the "Retweets" Link and then on the "Your Tweets, Retweeted" tab, you can see all your Retweeted posts.

A little while ago I was experiencing very low Retweet rates.
Now I'm getting Retweeted almost daily. What caused the change?
I have a simple answer for you: quotes.

I recently selected over 100 quotes from online resources specifically designed to uplift and empower people, and inspire them to think differently. I started Tweeting these out several times a day and ... Voila! I get Retweeted as a result.

I had heard that quotes are really popular on Twitter, but this proves it. If you want to engage with your peeps and contribute to them on Twitter, I suggest you go on Google and search for people you admire and put the word "Quotes" in your query. There are a lot of great quotes out there. Select those which are a match for your message and your purpose. Use quotes to help people get to know you, like you and trust you. And watch your Retweet numbers rise!

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