Twitter Condensed to 15 Minutes Per Day
Someone posed the question: How would you utilize Twitter if you had only 15 minutes per day to attend to it? Even though I have more than 15 minutes per day to work on Twitter, most days that is, I did think it would make a great blog post! Here is my answer to that question…
IF I only had 15 minutes per day to attend to Twitter, I would make sure to use a Twitter client to make the best of the few minutes I did have. I personally use and like Hootsuite. Not only is my Twitter account visible on the dashboard, but all my Facebook Fan Pages as well. I’m multi-tasking when using the Hootsuite Dashboard and I can send out updates to both Facebook and Twitter simultaneously.
I automate as much as possible at a set time each day, so when I visit Hootsuite to spend my 15 personal minutes, I immediately go to the stream ‘Mentions’ to see where my name showed up that day. A quick analyses would show what was re-tweeted (quote, FB FanPage, video or link) why they mentioned me and if I need to respond. Then off to ‘Direct Messages’ where I try to answer questions, look quickly at suggested content (or book mark for later viewing) and validate any followers that need validation. A quick look at my ‘Home Feed’ will give me an idea of what’s happening in the news that particular day and I try to re-tweet some content each time I’m in that feed. People love to be re-tweeted!
To Tweet, I schedule my Tweets to go out in intervals with a mixture of quotes, video, links to my FB Fan page, links to other blogs and re-tweeted content. I schedule heavy for early morning and later in the evening, when I find other Twitter users are more active as well. Scheduling most of my Tweets to go out between the hours of 6-10 AM and 7-10 PM seems to work well. To find new followers, I have several streams running, each with up to three different hash-tags or key search words. When I scan those for interesting content, I’ll pull up the twitter ID and look at the Klout score for that account. My general rule is to not follow anyone with a score lower than 35. A quick read of their bio might convince me to follow someone with a lower Klout score if their bio interests me. I try to follow 10-25 new account per day.
This is my 15 minutes of Twitter Condensed
(and yes, I can type really fast)
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