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Twitter Anyone?? 


I started my Twitter account back in October 2013. I didn’t really understand the concept of #hashtags and thought it polite to follow everyone who followed me. I learned the @ tag was actually part of my (is it a ) name. 

My first followers were family but gradually I have built a small following picked up from my love of cavalier dogs, black cats and my high involvement in watching reality television. 
 Today I was reading through the tweets of  @WanderinPoet and saw a tweet about How to Spot Fake Followers  and it got me thinking about how to increase my followers so I posed the question back about how to increase followers. The reply was almost instantaneous ( just how I like things) with a tweet AND a WordPress blog post of information ( read here). If you are a Twitter learner like me you’ll no doubt  find it interesting – I did. 
My Twitter usage is social predominantly, I love that I can always find something to comment on or join in a discussion, and admire a photo or read an inspiring quote. I’ve also used it to contact big brands for tech help. I also use it to publicise my new WordPress blog posts ( that have been few and far between recently).  
If you are a tweeter how do you use Twitter?  Oh and can you tell me if a ‘@whoever’ is shared differently in  Twitter  if it’s put at the start  or end of a tweet – I notice people do either . 

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

9 thoughts on “Twitter Anyone?? 

  1. When you start your whole tweet with “@” that’s not a public tweet. That means it doesn’t show up in your public timeline for others to read. It goes straight to the person you addressed with the @.

    When you tweet with “content content content” @whomever. then everyone can read that tweet.

    If you include no @’s (your phone number basically) it goes out into your public timeline for your followers to see.

    If you include #HAshtags. For you, say #Travel #lifestyle perhaps, then that provides an additional landing page where people searching that subject specifically can read your tweets.

    Technically I suggest no more than 3 hashtags at most, otherwise it feels spammy and contrived to people. I stuff in more on occasion, but really about 3 is more than enough.

  2. I have a love hate relationship with Twitter 😉 Most of my Twitter mates live overseas, so I feel really left out knowing a fascinating conversation has been had while I snooze LOL. Meanwhile, my tweets go unseen and unloved.
    What I do love about Twitter though is the variety of Tweeters I follow, including journalists, educators, artists, comedians, photographers and God herself!

  3. Actually, if you begin your tweet @someone, it appears on your followers’ timelines as well. If you send via DM, it only appears in your receiver’s inbox. But as an aside, don’t write anything anywhere online, you wouldn’t want anyone in particular to see 😉

  4. I have a very specific Twitter rule – No Tweets after 2 drinks!

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