@ChadMissildine threw out this question on Twitter:
“Trying to get better at engaging people on Twitter. What is a tip you may have?”
So, thanks for the inspiration to write this post Chad! I also listed a few of the responses Chad received on his Twitter feed.
- Shift your thinking so you ALWAYS remember that it is NEVER about you.
- Notice when they are celebrating something and celebrate with them.
- Listen to their hurts and hurt with them.
- Ask them questions.
- Offer answers to their questions.
- Notice their prayer needs and take time to pray for them.
- Respond to their statements and add your perspecitve to the end of their tweet. //Like this!
- Affirm a blog post they wrote and retweet it.
- Notice when they get back into town after a trip and welcome them home.
- Laugh at something they say that is funny.
- Give them tips on things you notice they need.
- Introduce them to someone who would make a good connection for them.
- Take time to run down something they have expressed they are trying to find.
- Offer to help them if you have a solution to their need(s).
- Read their profile and comment about it.
- Leave a comment on their blog and then invite your followers to respond to your comment on their post.
- Respond a lot. I’m amazed how often it strikes up a conversation. [via @Youthguy07]
- Replying to tweets is the best way I’ve found to start conversations with people on twitter I don’t know. [via@chrisfromcanada]
- When you see someone tweet a link to a blog post, read it and if you like it, RT link with a comment on why you liked it. [via @AmandaSims]
- Engage your followers/following groups by personalizing your messages. I had a huge response today doing it. [via@CharlieTrendal]