February 7, 2011 Tony Morgan

You Should Try Twitter

In case you missed it on Friday, I shared “9 Twitter Strategies to Engage Your Audience“. That may have been helpful to the Twitter aficionados. Let me hit a few basics for those of you who haven’t given Twitter a try yet.

Here’s a great overview of the Twitter basics. This will help you get a sense of what it’s all about. After you’ve read the overview you should…

  1. Sign up for an account. Go ahead. Test it out. It’s free so you aren’t obligated to continue using it.
  2. Find and follow some friends…like me. That’s the real value of Twitter. It’s about connecting with other people.
  3. Don’t tell us what your eating for lunch all the time. Give us the highlights of what your learning and experiencing. Share what your friends are saying. Use the “reply” and “retweet” features.
  4. Try subscribing to a list…like this one. Use it as a way to keep up with what’s happening around us. It’s better than a newspaper because it’s instant news, you can easily scan the headlines, it’s being filtered through trusted resources and it’s free.

Any other words of advice for Twitter newbies? Join the conversation by leaving your comment.

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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