The question I repeatedly get is “What will I tweet”, where will I get the content and how?!
In a study by San Antonio-based market-research firm Pear Analytics who analyzed 2,000 tweets (originating from the US and in English) over a two-week period in August 2009 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) and separated them into six categories:
- Pointless babble – 40%
- Conversational – 38%
- Pass-along value – 9%
- Self-promotion – 6%
- Spam – 4%
- News – 4%
From the above stats you can tell that “Twitter” is all about “conversation” even the small talk “Pointless Babble” can lead to amusing conversations which will end up in engaging experience with another Tweep; for Example if I Tweet “I just saw a flying UFO” someone else maybe intrigued to “Tweet along” … the Twitversation may take nowhere but it will for sure effect the participants one way or another! This is exactly what you need to experience on “Twitter”!
So this is what I want you to learn is how to watch conversation flowing and pick up on them, whether you are tweeting as a person or company, you need to jump in and join the babble otherwise you are not only losing the fun but you are defeating the purpose of Twitter!
To answer the urging question, how do I come up with “Tweets” I would simply answer initiate and join conversations. Remember conversations are defined as exchange of thoughts, opinions, feelings; and information, an act that you brilliantly practice every day. Twitter is another platform to practice this natural human act.
Initiators of Tweets:
- Asking questions
- Sharing information
- Encouraging Dialogue
- Giving Opinions
- Intriguing interests
- Talk with everyone about everything
Keep those “Twitversation Going”….