Hey, blogging beauties!
How are you today?
Welcome back to my series — 100 Tweet Suggestions for Bloggers [11-20]. Just in case you didn’t spot Part One yet [1-10], you can find that HERE. Oh, and you’ll find Part Two [11-20] HERE too. If you’ve already had a cheeky little look, how many of the suggestions have you used so far? Have they helped you? Did other people respond, or did you gain any extra followers out of it? I’d love to know how you’re getting on, so don’t forget to leave your progress in the comments below. You can always give me a shout on social media too, of course. That would be fab!
I’ll get around to the second batch of my Twitter suggestions for bloggers in just a moment, but I just want to make sure that you’re not scheduling these Tweets too close together.
Did you know that posting lots of updates too quickly should see you in “Twitter jail” for a little while?
I usually schedule between 5 to 10 Tweets per day, depending on the day, the account I’m working on, and how busy I’ve been. It might slide for a few days here and there though. I like to call it ‘my little Twitter break’ but, in reality, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and schedule some social media stuff. I think this is a good thing from time to time. It’s really annoying to see the same Tweets and the same faces over and over again. Well, unless I *really* want to see what you’re Tweeting, at which point I’ll turn on the ol’ notifications.
When you’re using my Twitter suggestions for bloggers, make sure you’re not going into overload. Don’t go too far. If you repeatedly Tweet the same links over and over again, or just keep spamming other people’s feeds with Tweet after Tweet of fluff and crap, just because you couldn’t think of anything else to say, your followers will become un-followers.
No one needs to know what you had for lunch every day, y’know?
Anyway, now I’ve got that out the way, let’s get down to business.
100 Twitter Suggestions for Bloggers [11-20]
21 – Tweet a blog that you’ve been following for a long time.
I’ve been checking out this blog a lot > The Beauty Spyglass. Mostly beauty, but with some other stuff thrown in for good measure, I think the blog is beautiful to look at, and I always enjoy reading it. I especially liked this post:
I haven’t actually had this blog going for a long time, but I have been in the blogging community, hiding behind various pseudonyms and writing blogs for my clients for about 6 or 7 years. In that time, I’ve loved blogs that have grown from strength to strength. I’ve loved blogs that have since disappeared. I’ve loved blogs whose writers hated me for one comment I made (that was taken entirely out of context, I must add) and then blocked me. I even continued to read and support those blogs even when I had been blocked.
The blogging community can be bitchier than a high school form room sometimes, which is just one of the reasons why I’ve been all pseudonym-y for such a long time. It’s actually very hard to say certain things when someone knows it’s YOU saying it. Everyone seems to be so consumed with dragging someone else down or picking apart the language used in a furiously tapped-out email at three in the morning. No one loves each other anymore. We spout all this stuff about “sisterhood” and “blog love”, but very few of us actually practice it.
I don’t want to be that kind of blogger. I’d prefer to be the kind of blogger who shares other blogger’s stuff, and who ‘likes’ and comments on their Insta-updates or Tweets.
I want to be the kind of blogger who appreciates how hard it is to get words on the page sometimes, and how every single one of those words meant something when they were written. I understand that one word won’t mean the same for me as it will for someone else. Language that I won’t find offensive will offend others. Everyone in the Twittersphere will have different opinions.
I want to be the kind of blogger that shares the blogs I’ve had lots of love for, for a long time.
Don’t you want to be that kind of blogger too?
22 – Tweet the link to your Pinterest account.
You should be using your Twitter account to promote your other social media accounts. Not too frequently though, because I find that really annoying. To be honest, I think most people find it annoying. I recommend sharing your links to Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram on Twitter a couple of times per month each. Some suggest more than that, but I seem to see the same repeated Tweets from people over and over again on Twitter sometimes, usually trying to encourage more people to follow them on Instagram. After a while, it bugs me so much I end up muting them or unfollowing them. I’m really cut-throat with my social media sometimes.
Why not have a pinned post on Twitter with the links to all of your social media accounts? It’s right there at the top for everyone to see, therefore, easy for everyone who passes by to click right on it …
I had this for a while on my vaping Twitter account:
I also included my links in the Tweet itself, which was then pinned to the top of my Twitter feed so that everyone landing on my page would see it. You can do the same thing with Facebook — pin a post to the top of your page. You could use the same approach with your links – add them along with the graphic.
This isn’t my pinned Tweet right now (because my recent conversation-starting blog post is), but I am using it as my cover picture for both Twitter and Facebook. I’m still getting my links out there.
23 – Hair / outfit / home / desk inspo.
Technically, I’m giving you four Tweet suggestions for bloggers in one here, because I believe you should use all four of them. Spread out, obviously, not all at once.
If you’re a beauty blogger, sharing something beauty-related such as hair or makeup, or maybe even a new makeup product, makes absolute sense.
Lusting after the new Fenty range? Yep, me too. I’d ‘like’ your picture.
Going batty for the new Anastasia Beverly Hills palette? I’m right there with you, girl. I feel all of those envious Subculture vibes. Waaaaaah.
The point is, if it’s inspirational to you, it’ll be inspirational to someone else too.
If you’re a writer in general, desk inspiration is always a great choice. I could spend hours looking at pictures of beautiful desks. My desk is so messy, it would never look as great as they do on Pinterest which, by the way, is a great place to find these inspiration snaps.
There are so many ideas you could use. Perhaps I’ll come up with a blog post going into more detail. What do you think?
What gives you inspiration?
24 – Tweet your most popular blog post that week.
Take a peek at your stats, filtering them so that you’re shown the most popular blog posts for that particular week. What’s the most popular one? Why not Tweet it? While you’re there, how about the second most popular, and then the third too?
Hey — you’ve just got a couple o’ freebie Tweets outta me! 😜
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again [and again and again], rehashing old content is a very good idea. Some of your older blog posts will be just as relevant as the more recent ones, and they’ll probably be more popular too.
Also: why not?
25 – Tweet your most popular blog post that month.
See above. Schedule this Tweet for another day.
26 – Tweet your most popular blog post that year.
See above. Schedule this Tweet for another day too.
27 – Tweet your favourite song.
— UKWordGirl (@ukwordgirl) November 1, 2017
I love music. I actually don’t think I’ve ever met a person that doesn’t like music in one way, shape or form. Music can help to change your mood. It can bring back memories of times long since forgotten. It can bring two people together in a moment of romance or passion …
Okay, so I’m getting a little carried away, but there is something to be said about music. If nothing else, it’s definitely a conversation starter.
Just like in ‘real life’, music can help bring people together on Twitter. There are so many different Tweets you could get out of this suggestions too — plenty o’ ways to change it to better suit you.
You could Tweet your favourite song. Or the song you’re listening to right now. Perhaps a song that drives you mad, and not in a good way. Tweet the latest album you downloaded and give your views on it. Or Tweet a favourite song that you haven’t listened to in forever.
Because, as I just said, music brings people together. You’ll always find someone who’s listening to that same song on repeat. Or someone who can’t stand it and never wants to hear it again. I’m like that with Despacito now. I’ve heard the damn thing a hundred and one times in the last week alone. If I hear it one more time, there’s gonna be a crime.
I had a moment of temporary Bieberism, that’s totally a get out of jail free card, right?
I’m going to set you a challenge. Tweet something musical-related. Right now. Like, right this very second. Tweet the last song you listened to/song you’re currently listening to/song you can’t stop listening to. And then, when you’re done Tweeting, watch. Watch what happens and then come back and let me know!
28 – Tweet the last Youtube video you watched.
Is it wrong that the last Youtube video I watched was one of my own? I’m not even kidding, how sad does that make me? It’s not quite in the same sad realms as you think though. I’m a vape reviewer and I made the [silly] decision to start a vlog too. A video blog of vape reviews and general vape-related chit-chat. It wasn’t long after I started doing it that I realised I much preferred being anonymously on the OTHER side of the camera, but whatever. I’m rolling with it. My Youtube channel has started to pick up speed quite nicely, so it seems a shame to let all of that go to waste.
Anyway, the last Youtube video I watched was my own — proof-watching it before I send it off into the world.
Before that, the last video I watched was a cute little makeup tutorial by Bailey Sarian.
Why am I telling you this? Because I think you should Tweet it. The last video you watched, I mean.
How many Youtube videos do you watch per week? Do you enjoy them? How many do you give a little thumbs-up to? A little share? If they’re within your niche, shouldn’t you be sharing them? Sharing the love like you want them to share yours? Even if they’re not in your niche, you could post the link anyway. You would share a funny video you watched on Facebook, so why wouldn’t you share a video you watched on Youtube?
29 – Tweet about something that annoyed you that day.
How has Voda done away with 12 month contracts?! I don’t want my iPhone X for TWO years! 😤
— BestECigs (@UKBestECigs) October 27, 2017
Lots of things annoy me on a daily basis so I clearly don’t Tweet every grievance I have. I also don’t suggest that you do this often. This is a little-and-often suggestion because you don’t want to spread around a whole bunch of negativity. However, when certain situations are put in a certain light (via Twitter), the situation could be quite comical. If YOU can see the funny side of things, other people are going to see the funny side of things too.
Because it makes you look human; like you have a sense of humour and can laugh at yourself. I’m not saying that you should laugh at yourself (or others) 24/7 because no one needs that kind of negativity, but being able to make fun of yourself (and others) sometimes is important. That’s what I think anyway. You’d be amazed at what you can get through in life when you see the funny side.
If you have an irrational annoyance, Tweet and tell people you have an irrational annoyance. If you’re annoyed by something that you know other people are going to get annoyed at too, such as waiting ages for a bus and three coming along at once, Tweet about it. There’s bound to be someone who can totally relate. It just takes that one person to retweet your Tweet to potentially open you up to thousands of followers on their page.
30 – Tweet a blog post that you published on that day one year ago …
Or two years ago, three years ago, four years ago. How many years does your blog go back?
Because, why not? It’s relevant. It happened one year ago exactly, to the day. Have you learned something since then? Perhaps you have improved your writing or photography skills since then? Comment on it. Share it and then comment on it. Ask other bloggers to do the same thing. Start a new thread. That’s what social media is meant to be all about, isn’t it?
Which one of these Twitter suggestions for bloggers have you decided to use today? Or, are you having a social media scheduling frenzy, using all of them? I’d love to know if they’ve helped you, and I’d also love to chat too. Don’t forget to tag me in your chit-chats so I can join in. You know where to find me — just hanging out on Twitter @ukwordgirl
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Thanks for reading my blog today. I hope the rest of your day is fabulous!
P.S. Make sure you update Twitter today. Use one of these Twitter suggestions for bloggers.