5 Ways To Build Your Twitter Following

5 Ways To Build Your Twitter Following
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5 Ways To Build Your Twitter Following

Somehow in the past few months, I’ve managed the build my Twitter following from just 300 to nearly 3000. It was slow at first but once you pick up the pace and learn the best ways to build your twitter following there’ll be no stopping you!

The reason that I see so much importance in growing my twitter following is the click through rate. Twitter users click through to my blog posts and read them in a way that my Instagram followers don’t. Like it or loathe it, Twitter is the best social media outlet for click through rates . . apart from Pinterest but I’ve not worked that one out yet so I’ll get back to you on that!

Here’s a little bonus tip before I start, do people know you have a twitter account? Do you promote it on your blog/website? If not you’re missing a huge trick . . go and do it now!

Engage with other users

Don’t do this just for the sake of it. But every time you go on Twitter just make sure you scroll down your feed and like or comment on anything you’re interested in. It may sound like something you do anyway, but so many people (I used to be one of these people) use it purely to self promote, and people don’t like that.

Engaging with people is a vital part of growing your twitter following because as I said in my 10 easy steps to growing your instagram following” post last week, it’s not just trying to build your twitter following it’s trying to keep them!

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Host A Giveaway

This isn’t something I do often, twice to be exact. Running a giveaway on your Twitter account is a great way of boosting your following fast. I recently did one (still running as I type) and I’ve gained over 300 new followers since it began. People love free shit. It goes without saying that a lot of those people will unfollow when they don’t win. But until the competition ends you have time to engage with these new followers and show them what you’re about. I promise you a large chunk will stick around!

Tweet Images

People way prefer tweets with images and they take up more space which will always mean getting more attention. What can I say I’m an attention seeker through and through!

I use the website Ifttt.com and the recipe that now automatically posts all of my Instagram picture as native twitter images, and I don’t do a single thing. Pretty neat huh?

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Partake in Twitter Chats

There are so many amazing twitter chats that go on daily. I found these to be great ways of being discovered by other bloggers and discovering new bloggers myself. They can be fun, engaging and an amazing way to build your twitter following. I’ve listed below the chats I partake in along with time & days . . see you there!

#fblchat – 8pm on Tuesdays, 3pm on Saturdays by @fashbeautylife
#fbloggers – 8pm on Mondays by @beckybedbug
#lbloggers – 7pm on Wednesdays & Sundays by @lbloggerschat
#bbloggers – 8pm on Sundays by @bbloggerschat
#blogospherechat – 8pm on Sundays by @blogospheremagazine
#chattybees – 8pm on Sundays by @bloggerbees
#BDIB – 7pm on Mondays, 8pm on Fridays by @BDIB
#thegirlgang – 6pm on Mondays by @thegirlganghq

Tag Retweet Pages

Finally, just like on Instagram, you can tag pages in your tweets that might retweet you. This is an amazing way of getting your content sent out there to possible new readers as most of these pages have huge followings. I’ve listed below the ones that I use regularly!

@bloggershub
@ootd_style
@blogginggals use #blogginggals
@fashbeautylife use #fblchat
@ukbloggers1
@global_blogRT
@lovingblogs
@femalebloggerRT
@BBlogRT
@thegirlganghq use #thegirlgang
@lbloggerschat
@fbloggersuk
@bloggingconnect
@bloggerbees

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23 Comments

  1. 18th August 2016 / 9:51 am

    Babe. You are killing it everywhere right now! Such an inspiration and I love your tips posts xxx

    lurchhoundloves.com

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:31 am

      Ah thanks so much hun! you’re the best!

  2. The Purley Girly
    18th August 2016 / 10:05 am

    Wow that’s an incredible increase in followers – well done you! Thanks so much for these tips, I shall be attempting these ideas!

  3. Emma Louise
    18th August 2016 / 11:23 am

    I have noticed my twitter followers going up more lately and I haven’t really changed anything. I need to start joining in more Twitter chats, I used to alot then kind of forgot about them.

  4. Louise Brown
    18th August 2016 / 11:36 am

    I was only just wondering the other day about when all the Twitter chats were as I used to have a list, this is super beneficial – thank you!

    http://www.littlethings.org.uk

  5. 18th August 2016 / 11:44 am

    Great tips! I notice that when I interact and post more, I tend to get more followers

  6. Laura
    18th August 2016 / 12:04 pm

    I really needed this! I struggle to gain Twitter followers, I’m not very interesting haha so I’ll try a few of your tips thank you (:

    L x

    http://www.loulabeth.co.uk

  7. Georgie
    19th August 2016 / 3:54 pm

    thank you thank you thank you!!! literally this is such a great advice post, can’t wait to start implementing these tips!

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:29 am

      Ah thanks so much lovely! Such great feedback! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful!!!!

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:30 am

      I hope they help you! Let me know if they do and also let me know if you know of any other tips I don’t!

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:28 am

      Yes definitely a great way of engaging and building followers!

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:28 am

      Thanks so much hun! Glad you found it helpful! Hope you can put the tips to some good use!

  8. Rai
    20th August 2016 / 5:48 am

    Awesome post. I find engaging with people gives me the most followers, when they know you actually want to engage rather than use them for numbers really does the job. I’m trying to reach the big first 1000 atm so these really helped! I only knew a few reblog accounts so thanks for that list!
    I’d love to do more chats but they usually run between 1am-6am Australian time and I like sleep better than followers ;P hahaha

    Rai | utterardour.blogspot.com

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:28 am

      Oh no that’s really annoying! Do they not have australian chats!? Maybe you should start one!!

  9. Aimée Julia Cottle
    21st August 2016 / 12:17 pm

    This is some great advice. Thank you! I’m going to try the IFTTT trick to share my images straight from Insta to Twitter. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:27 am

      Ah i’m glad you found it useful my love! I think it’s a great way of being active on twitter with little to no effort!

  10. 28th August 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I love all your flat lay photos! This was a helpful post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 14th September 2016 / 5:23 am

      Ah thanks so much hun! I can’t lie I do enjoy taking flatlays! They’re always so pleasing!!

  11. Loubis & Leggings
    10th May 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Wow this is super helpful. Thank you from a very new blogger!!! 🙂 xxx

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:24 am

      I’m glad you found it useful lovely!

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