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Top 15 Ways Twitter Can Make You A Blogging Pro

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Be A Blogging Pro – Top 15 Ways Twitter Can Help

If you have followed me on my blog here or on Twitter @JohnAguiar, then you know I am a BIG believer in Twitter marketing and community building. I have been on Twitter for over a year now it is hard not to see the benefits Twitter can bring to a wanna be blogging pro.

Most people get on Twitter and they start tweeting about their random daily things, like “I had eggs and coffee for breakfast” people really don’t care what your eat..lol or they try to use every one of their 140 characters.

TIP:  people like to read shorter to the point tweets, it also gives them room to RT and comment. blogging pro, be a blogger, twitter marketing

The good news is as you spend more time on Twitter you will slowly become a Tweeting pro, you will start to pay attention to what you say and the best way to say it within your given 140 characters.

Below is my Top 15 Ways Twitter will make you a blogging pro in no time…

Ask Questions

There is so many great twitter conversations and information shared on Twitter, so make use of this, jump into conversations and ask questions, bloggers are really there to help and they will if you go at them in a nice, non spammy way!

Get To The Point

140 characters force you to get the point quickly, take this to you blog writing, and remove all the extra chit chat, and get to your point, your readers will luv you for it.

Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Twitter is one of the best social sites for driving immediate traffic to your blog, it’s funny how cool a feeling it is to post a tweet on a new blog post and watch as the RTs add up, silly I know, but still very cool. :)

Make Friends

You joined Twitter to connect with people right?  Twitter is a great place to make blogging friends, you share ideas, RTs, comments and your blogging know how.

Give Freely

Twitter makes it so simple to give support to your new friends. The more you share freely, and stay open to answering questions, the more your followers will want to follow you on your blog too.

Post Inspiration

If you spend anytime viewing your stream you will see a huge amount of information on different topics, ideas, and news.  This makes it very easy for you to get a new post idea, and start writing.

Get Focused

Once you are on Twitter, you will learn to tweet on topic. With Twitter, Less Is More!  Learning what to say – when to say it and how many times to say it will have a big impact on your blogging. This will help you keep your blogging on point, and laser focused.

Listen To Your Followers

On Twitter people will express their love or hate for you or your ideas,  this is why Twitter is a great place to listen to your readers.

If they like it, ask why and do it again and again.

If they hate it, ask why and tweak it.

Getting feedback on Twitter is easy, no polls, no questionnaires, just tweet and listen.

Learn Then – Learn More

My only complaint with Twitter is the amount of great FREE information that is thrown at you on a daily basis. Twitter is the worlds RSS feed.

The trick is to cut thru the BS and find resources/bloggers that consistently offer valuable, helpful information.

Promote Yourself

Promoting you and your blog on Twitter is a no brainer, and when done right, will have a long term positive effect.

Writing a strong bio, and adding a link to your blog is a simple way to start the promo wheel turning. Then you want to promote your posts to Twitter a couple times a day.

I know some of you are thinking “ohhh nooo I don’t want to promotttte on Twitterr and bee a spammmmerrrr”  but take a deap breathe and relax, promoting yourself on Twitter is fine, the issue comes HOW you promote.

Now if your promoing a new post 30 times a day, or share affiliate links 100 times a day, and never really engage within your Twitter community, then YES you would be a spammer!

But when done correctly, promoting on Twitter will have only positive results for you.

Always Be Honest

Twitter will find BS and let the world know, so being honest and transparent is the only way to go.  Show who you are, if you luv something tell people. If you hate something, tell people.

Your Twitter followers will thank you for your honest opinion whether they agree with it or not.

Be Social – Engage

I’m sure you have heard me say to engage your readers and build a community around them many many times haha.

I push this hard core because it works!  You joined Twitter to meet people and chit chat, right? Yet many people get on and slowly lose why they got on Twitter in the first place.

Market Timing

Like I shared on Learn More above, Twitter really is the worlds RSS feed.

Want to know what is hot in your niche?  Just read your stream.

Want to know the most timely news? Read your stream.

As a blogger this is awesome, since this will give you relevant timely ideas to write about.

BS Goggles

Yes, as you spend more and more time on Twitter you will start to see things thru your BS Goggles and easily see what is real and what is garbage.

Twitter has a huge amount of helpful information for bloggers, but it also has a huge amount of BS, so when reading thru your stream, keep your Goggles ready haha

Knowing what is real or BS will help you as a blogger to write a better quality post.

Find Blogging Partners

I am a BIG believer in having blogging friends. Blogging is a group activity, and the more blogging friends you have the more success your blog will have.

I trust in Twitters power to make you a better blogger.  I use Twitter every day, but there are many many things I see bloggers doing on Twitter that is counter-productive.

These 15 tips combined with what you can learn with Twitter Dummy, will get you well on your way to using Twitter to make you a blogging pro.

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  • http://www.alisonquine.com alison quine

    I think a lot of people tweet about their random daily things because they aren’t sure how to use Twitter correctly and feel a bit nervous, myself included. I’d love for someone to explain how all these # lists are started and how you know what # lists people are talking about, where they get them from. How to know who’s mentioning you or RT you etc. I understand the basics, keyword searches etc but there are still a lot of large gaps.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Alison..TY for the comment.

    Yea, I agree people who tweet their daily tasks don’t have any idea how to use Twitter lol

    My blog has a lot good info on Twitter.. my book Twitter Dummy will help too http://www.TwitterDummy.net

  • Alison Quine

    Great stuff, thanks, just ordered it and will read through it today. Wish me luck lol.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Alison.. glad you liked the post. and TY for ordering TD.. I’m sure you will do great with it :)

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com/feed/ Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    Great Twitter advice, concisely delivered. Thanks for sharing this helpful guidance.

  • Leah R. Evans

    Hi JP,
    I really enjoyed your post. Get Focused- learning what to say, when to say it and how to say it makes so much since in life period. I can see how it would effect you either way on Twitter too. I just recently began focusing on how to leverage Twitter to make money. Your blog seems like a good place for me to start. Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for your first comment Leah :)

    I agree that the advice can be taken to all parts of your life and work just as well as on Twitter.

    Focus less on money on Twitter and more on building a big and engaging community and the traffic and money will come from that :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I’m glad you enjoy the tips and the delivery Carolyn :)

  • http://twitter.com/ShallieBey Shallie Bey

    John Paul, thanks for a very informative post. I think you effectively demonstrate that you practice what you preach. Your comments are short, warm, and insightful. Thanks for sharing what is working for you.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks for the comment Shallie.

    Glad you liked the post and tips. I’m happy to share whats working.. plenty of room for us all to succeed..right? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hamza-Azam/100001552690981 Hamza Azam

    Great post, agree with all the above points :)

  • Anonymous

    Enjoyed reading this post. Simply written, but packs a major punch. The advice I shall put to use is about making sure one’s bio works hard to get the word out there. Tx

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks Hamza, glad you liked the post.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Keep it simple is the best way to go :)

    You def need to use your profile as a tool that it is.. adding in the rest of the tips will help your overall success.

  • http://onlineincometeacher.com/ Matt Smith

    Hi John, Yet another great post :)!  I’ve not been on Twitter for too long (@matt_oit), but I am beginning to see the benefits.  These tips are great and I will be using them in the future.

    I wanted to ask you about what you thought about automatic tweets?  I tweet inspirational quotes automatically at night when I am asleep, to try to grow my audience.  Never, whilst i’m online though!  Have you ever done anything similar?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Matt I wouldnt tweet motivational tweets when your at nite.. most people think those tweets are annoying,, way to many people tweet motivational quotes.

    Stick to tweeting when your actually on Twitter.. tweets alone wont build your following,, tweets plus you their to engage after the fact will build your following.

  • http://trucklicense.net/get-cdl Freedom Jackson

    More good advice thanks JP.  I predicted FB would decline and all it has done this year is just that. I think its starting to creep people out how much marky z knows about everyone.

    Twitter is a much better platform I have been testing your advice recently and so far its working I was stalled about 500 followers know I’m close to 600. 

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Thanks man.. glad the info is helping. But we need to move you way past 600 :)

  • http://evelynparham.com/ Evelyn

    Hi JP,

    I’m still learning the ropes, but I’m getting it. Your tips are very helpful.

    I find myself really thinking about what to say when I post to Twitter. Having a 140 characters forces you to get to the point. I like that!

    Nice read!

    Evelyn

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    I’m glad your getting the hang of it all Evelyn and happy I have helped along the way :)

    Yea, the 140 make u really think, great practice for coming up with short effective blog posts too.

  • Felicia Tan

    Thanks for the article. Certainly have lots to learn with only 27 followers!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thanks for your first comment Felicia :) Glad u like the post. Hey, we all started with 27.. I remember when I hit 100 how great it was haha

    Just work it every day, sharing great stuff and connecting with targeted people and you will blow past that 27 :)

  • http://www.praverb.net/ Praverb

    This is an excellent post John Paul. I have been using Twitter for about four years and I finally think I understand how to use it. Being transparent is a great way to establish trust with your audience.

  • http://marketingwitfred.com/ FREDDIE ROSS

    Thanks for the info very helpful keep sharing.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    TY Freddie.. glad you enjoyed it

  • http://blogtipshustler.blogspot.com Shareen Azmi

    Oh JP… I love you so much for this article. Straight forward, wasted no time in bombarding the reader’s brain with precious facts and tips. Twitter can be very, very rewarding if we tend to use it wisely and with proper strategies.

    Although… some new fellas just barge in and try to emulate the tricks, but failed due to not knowing about the proper strategies and tricks in a more detailed version. But dude, you have done a great help by providing us with that proper strategies and tricks in a more detailed way.

    Gotta rock my own Twitter acc asap~

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    haha TY Shareem, I’m glad you liked the post. Hopefully it was a soft bombarding lol

    Yea you can get in and try tricks, but if you don’t have the fundamentals handled, no tricks will help.

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