How to Start & Rapidly grow Twitter without
First is to go to Twitter.com
Follow the prompts: Select a user name and fill in the rest of the requested data.
Next you will be give a change to upload your email list. I would suggest you do if you are
new to Twitter. This will get you started.
After this, you will be given a chance to follow some celebrities. Select as many of these as
you like or of course none if you choose.
Once you have followed some people, they have the ability to post messages that will
appear in your time stream. These messages are called Tweets and are 140 characters* or
less. It is very similar to using text messaging except many people can view the messages.
Anyone you are following can post a Tweet and you can view it.
People you follow will often follow you back. Roughly 30% will do this. Once you have some
followers, your messages will appear in their "Time Stream" or "Time Line." Not sure which
it is officially called.
The way to grow your account is to select someone whose message contents is desirable
to you. Click on their user name and see how many followers they have. I'd select someone
with several hundred. Click on their followers and start following them.
The big trick to getting followers is to follow others! Related
article: Following Back
It helps to have an appealing profile. Related article: Profiles.
Another way to get followers: when someone promotes people to you (mentions your name),
follow them. Usually they are active and many will follow you back!
If you find you're following someone you don't want to, click on their name. When you see the
green follow button, click on it and it should unfollow.
If they are offensive, there is an icon that is a bust image, click on it and pull down to block.
Now they are blocked! I don't hesitate to do that. See my article "Who Has the Right to Insult
Another point is to put some good content out in your tweets
especially if you want a large number to continue following you.
Twitter has limits on how many followers you can select in one day. I really can't tell you how
many that is and it appears to be arbitrary. Once you hit 2001 that you are following, you can
expect to be stopped for some period of time from adding to the number you are following.
However, once your followers reach 1800 (I'm assuming based on my personal experience),
you will be able to follow more people. See article TwitTip2001Barrier.
After following people, wait about 3-4 days. Follow back those that are following you. You
should be able to see whose following you and who isn't. Those that aren't following you,
unfollow. You should do this manually a few times just so you know what is happening. (Do
not be too aggressive about following and unfollowing. "Aggressive" behavior is grounds
for suspension. "Aggressive" is not defined by Twitter and is open to interpretation by them.)
Please refer to Twitters rules here: http://help.twitter.com/forums/26257/entries/18311.
You may choose to block people. Do this if they are offensive. I block people that don't post
messages for over a month. They aren't playing the game so why carry the dead.
I've created a very basic Twitter skill page for the BRAND NEW user. Click here.
Now, for a free time saver that works pretty well and is extremely fast and simple: "Catfood
Follower". CatFood stops working at about 8,000 followers. Another software, not as simple
but you can do more things with it is Tweepi.com. If you're hitting the 2001 Barrier, these
free software are very helpful. See TwitTip2001Barrier.
New Tweeters are always asking me to follow them back when I already am. I've written a tip
on how to see who's following you so you don't ask someone who already is. Click here to
Want more help or want me to manage your Twitter account, contact me? Have other
questions, contact me! I will tell you all I know at no cost to you! You might want to look at my
pages: Twitter Basic and Twitter Advanced!
Be sure to get your "License2Survive" and be listed...no cost or obligation, no strings at all.
To view list and read article below the list, click here.
If you have questions, at me @Poet_Carl_Watts on Twitter and I'll answer. (To see how to
"@" me, click here) It's likely others need to know the same data so on Twitter we can share.
If you want to get your data known fast, if you have a Tweet you feel is important, sent it with
an @Poet_Carl_Watts. I will RT all of your messages if I can. I may get behind or I may
simple disagree and not be willing to retweet. But normally, I'm there to pass on your
communications. Please don't abuse my willingness to help. It's completely based on me
wanting to help man.
After this article, go to Twitter Basic Tips for more data! Click here!
Follow me on Twitter at Poet_Carl_Watts. Please follow
@MaryHWatts as a back up to my account!
How I use Twitter & Why
"Tweet Adder*" most recommended software! Carl (I've been using almost Three years. It
is a great labor saver! Tweets for me while I sleep or when I'm away from home! Unfollows
those that don't follow me back and more automatically! "Tweet Adder"!
* URL Shortening.
If you are preparing your tweets in advance, you may want to set up a shortening service that
will take your URL and shrink it down. This allows you to get more text in the message.
I recommend is.dg. Very fast. You simply drag their logo to your book mark bar. When
you're on a bage, click and it will shorten it. Or www.ow.ly. On Owly you can enter your URL
and the Captcha or login with Twitter. I recommend logging in. Once logged in, you enter
URL and hit "Shrink It" or hit enter on you keyboard and you get a shortened URL! You can
also put their logo on your book mark bar.
When Tweeting a URL, ensure the full http etc is present. That way the link will be live.
http://.www.carlwattsartist.com would be live on Twitter. carlwattsartist.com would not be live
and would require people to copy and paste to visit page!
You can drag their logo to your bookmark bar for speed of use.
Man survives best when man is helping man survive! A person is only as valuable as he
helps or assist others! Need some help in life without being told what to do, what to think,
Have a great day!
If you have found this helpful, don't be shy, hit the donate button.
"Each RT is more valuable than the last. RT please! #Quote #AwesomeTeam" Carl
Watts. The power of the internet is the spreading of information. Each RT spreads
information, knowledge, further and further and potentially can circle the globe and change
mankind. This is done by a simple RT by you, helping mankind. In advance, thanks for
*The use of a hashmark "#" in front of a word is tracking method. It is used to establish
trends and allows a subject to be located easier. Don't over use #s. "A hashtag is similar to
other web tags- it helps add tweets to a category" per Twitter. See full data: http://help.twitter.
Key to all this is an internet not controlled by government or a few corporations. Support
www.SaveTheInternet.com and Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org.
See Related articles:
Governments, Solution For
*TweetAdder: these links to take you to my affiliate pages! If you do purchase either of these, I recommend you sign
up as an affiliate. That way, you can make commission to if you promote and someone signs up. I can tell you, I
purchased form someone's promotion and they made money! So should you!
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