by Manon Leroux | Featured Contributor
February means Valentine’s Day. And Valentine’s Day means love. What a great opportunity to share some ideas of how you can bring love and appreciation into your twitter community. Let’s use February as a time to celebrate and appreciate our twitter family.
Paying it forward is a great way to show appreciation for your followers. Twitter is all about sharing and learning from each other. The best compliment is to share what you have learned from others and to spread the knowledge to an even greater audience. This is great for community building and it helps deepen and strengthen your existing relationships.
Compliments feel good to receive…but they feel good to give too.
Read on to see 12 great ways to nurture and strengthen your relationships on twitter….for the good of all!
12 ways to pay it forward on twitter:
- Share a specific tweet from them to you and let them know how it made a difference in your life.
- Give someone a random “virtual tweet hug” and make them smile
- Offer someone some free advices…give of your expertise just for the sake of giving
- Give a special shout out to your most engaged follower
- Give a special shout out to the follower who retweets you the most
- Go beyond the twitter and visit one of your follower’s sites/blog, and comment on one of their post and re-share it on twitter …make sure you personalize by saying how it helped or inspired you
- Send a $5 #Starbucks card to one of your best brand advocates
- Share your favorite twitter bio – don’t overlook this – the bio is quickly forgotten, but is a critical aspect of your followers …and some people are just gifted at creating the most original, heart-warming, laughter inducing, get up and get moving inspiring twitter bio’s (I know talent…pure talent). Help your followers be inspired by those who have inspired you. Share what makes you laugh. Share what makes you smile. Share what makes you think.
- Do something “little” but thoughtful for them—like giving them virtual recommendation; a tweet about their product or service.
- Send a tweet complimenting them on a talent, skill, or strength that you admire about them. Toot other people’s horns. Help them see what you admire about them…and help other’s see it too.
- Random tweet letting someone know this: “You make the world a better place.”
- Think up of ways you can potential #tweetroduce two followers that could potentially work together. Be a matchmaker. Help connect people.
It’s easy and it’s free. Just think of ways to show appreciation. Think of ways to pat people on the back. See the great things that others are doing and share them. If you turn your focus to strengthening your connections and building other people up your network will be stronger and more solid and you will be amazed at the kind of support you have built for yourself. No matter how it feels when you are alone and creating your tweets – the whole point of it is to connect with others.
Whatever your motivation for twitter – whatever your service or product or personal objective – your connections are the foundation for your success. So show love and appreciation and nurture your relationships on twitter, just as you would your other relationships and you will reap the rewards.
May your February be filled with love and new and fulfilling connections….
Social media maven by day, mother of two and dog lover by night, a well-dressed fashionista all the time – Manon Leroux helps solopreneurs and small business owners find their way through the hype and gimmickry of social media marketing to achieve measurable results for their businesses.
As a serial entrepreneur, Manon brings a great deal of energy, passion and enthusiasm to every client opportunity. After years of working with companies to deliver effective and strategic social media programs she turned her focus to strategy and education. She works with solopreneurs and small business owners to understand their business, their buyers and their unique selling propositions. She collaborates with them to create strategic roadmaps for using social media marketing to build their business by creating brand awareness, building online communities, increasing audience engagement and more. Manon has developed a comprehensive curriculum that teaches her clients how to implement their social media strategies using the different social media tools available, combining easy-to-understand how-to with invaluable experience and on-trend insights.
When she’s not making the social media world a better place – one “Like” at a time – Manon is trying to coral her two sons, aged 13 and 14. She has a degree in fashion merchandising and the benefit of more than 20 years of customer service experience: she understands the power of strong customer relations. Her professional portfolio includes multiple Fortune 500 companies.
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