Twitter can be a wonderful way to drive traffic to your Etsy shop. But if all you do is tweet about your shop, you probably won't get many people reading your tweets. So, what to do? No worries, here's some ideas about using Twitter:
Try to be interesting. This is a difficult one, at least for me, to accomplish. Coming up with something witty or humorous in 140 characters or less is a challenge, one that perhaps not everyone is up to. So when words fail, go with pictures, which bring me to my next point.
Use Twitpic to post interesting pictures. I enjoy seeing beautiful things, and you most likely do too. Put some up, then tweet about them. I always enjoy beautiful flowers and cute baby or animal pictures, for instance.
Retweet other's tweets that you find particularly interesting. That is a friendly thing to do, and maybe they'll reciprocate and retweet some of your tweets. Then you'll reach their followers, too.
I always try to thank someone for a retweet, RT in twitterspeak, of my tweets. It only takes a minute, but it's polite and friendly to do so. I make a mental note of people who don't do this, and stop RTing their tweets. Nobody likes to be ignored.
How do you know if somebody has RTed you? Go to your Twitter home page, and on the left hand side, under "Home" you'll see @yourtwittername, which in my case is @DalkullanJewel. Click on it, and you'll see all the tweets sent to you specifically.
There's more than just RT's here, there are also all the tweets that were directed at you. You'll probably want to reply to them, too.
Here's today's mystery picture. Can you guess what it is? I took this picture while on vacation with one of my beautiful daughters a couple years ago. Happy times!!!
This is the first post of a series on Twitter. Stay turned for further developments. Thanks so much for stopping by!