Friday, October 1, 2010

Some ways to find people on Twitter to follow

There are a lot of different ways to get more Twitter followers.  There are apps to do so, but I've never used any of them, so I can't comment on that.  I like the direct, hands on approach.  It takes longer, but in my estimation you end up with followers who are more interesting, and are real people, not bots.  What good is having 10,000 followers, if they're mostly bots?

Method 1.) Put up a thread in the Etsy forums, under Promotions, and ask for new followers, and offer to follow them back.  This results in followers who are already on Etsy, have an account set up, and know the mechanics of purchasing on Etsy.  All big pluses.

Method 1.a) Search the Etsy Forum for old threads asking for Twitter followers, go down the list, and follow them -- hopefully they'll return the favor.  This method involves less time on your part than the first Method, but the disadvantage is that you're not directly interacting with people on a thread.  Of course, add yourself to the end of the thread, which will put it temporarily at the top of the Promotions group, which could result in a lot more people following you.

Method 2.) Do a search for #FF on Twitter.  On your Twitter home page, about halfway down on the right hand column, there's a box with "search" in it.  Click on the box, and enter #FF, and it'll pull up all the latest Tweets with the hashtag #FF.  That stands for "Friday follows" and each Tweet will have a bunch of Tweeps listed.  Click on them to follow.  I like to actually go to their home page and make sure that I want to follow them.  Sometimes they tweets about things I don't want to read about, or they only tweet things for sale.

Method 2.a)  Like method 2.) but this time search for #etsy.  Or you could search for anything you think might be helpful, like #jewelry, #knitting, #vintage, etc.

Method 3.)  When you're on a blog or Facebook, look and see if they have a Twitter account, and if they do, follow away.

That's my ideas for finding new people to follow.  I'd love to hear your tips on finding new people to follow, just jot them down in the comments!  Next time, I'm going to blog about how to get people to follow you!

Here's the mystery photo of the day.  I'm looking for what city this picture was taken in, but if you're really feeling sassy, tell me the intersection and the name of the body of water shown.  Bonne chance, mes amis!


PoetessWug said...

All great ideas!! The only thing I would add, for those with a blog, is to go to people that you follow and look for their follow list and check them out! Their bios and what they're into is right there to see!...Also Twitter has a suggested "Who to follow" list of tweeters you might like to follow, right on the right, under "following". I individually check them out and follow ones I find interesting!...Great of you to give us some tips!! ;-)

DalkullanJewelry said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful tips PoetessWug! Great ideas!

Hope I didn't make the mystery photo too hard today.

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

A wild guess on your mystery photo ;-)
London and The Thames. Thats the first that came to my mind, so....
Have a great weekend.

DalkullanJewelry said...

Hi Birgitte,
Thanks for taking a guess, and it's a good one. But sorry, it's not right.
I'm going to give a clue, I took the photo in the U.S.A.

PoetessWug said...

I have no idea sincerely, but I'm taking a guess about the photo...Is it Hartford Connecticut, near Constitution Plaza?!

DalkullanJewelry said...

Another wonderful guess, thank you! But incorrect, alas. This mystery photo is a toughie.
Here's another clue: I took the photo in Illinois.

Photo Blog said...

great ideas about twitter!

as for the mystery photo, it was taken in chicago at monroe and either canal or wacker. and that's the lovely chicago river below it! i heart chicago! :)

DalkullanJewelry said...

Hi Photo Blog,
Thanks so much for guessing the mystery photo! You are correct, it is Chicago at Monroe and Wacker and it's the Chicago river!

Art and Sew Forth said...

I am way too late for the photo but just read you wonderful post on twitter followers and ended up guessing in my mind...and I was right! Too bad I didn't stop by earlier!

DalkullanJewelry said...

Thanks so much Art and Sew Forth! Cute blog name! I'll be having another mystery photo soon, so you'll have another chance to guess. There's no prize for guessing right, just the personal satisfaction of it all. And since you got it right, you already have that. :)