So who now knows their Klout score? I’ve got lots of tips to help improve your influence and have some fun along the way.
But before then – I want to follow on from one of our most read blogs which was on Twitter. Every day I hear the same thing “I just don’t get it”. So I decided to go back to my original Twitter Coach – the Twizzard herself Trilby Jeeves @tjbuffoonery! Trilby (Klout 66) and I first met via Neil Godin and she was so helpful in helping us with the original Social Media Challenge back in 2009. And it was through my Twitter training that I first met @kevinknebl, but that story will have to wait.
Twittering off To a Good Start! By Trilby Jeeves.
As of today, as I write, I have been on Twitter for 1721 days. Almost five years. In the big scheme of things, a short period, but in the social media realm, a significant period – especially, as social media was just beginning to warm up in 2008.
I come from the arts world. I’m an actor, teacher, workshop facilitator, and a writer. Social media, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, all scared me. Despite being in the public eye, I desired to retain my privacy and social media offered the opposite. Eventually, my FOMO (fear of missing out) kicked in and I joined.
Twitter was the platform I understood the least, therefore I stuck my toes in the freezing twitter stream until I finally “GOT IT”. And, I did. I warmed up and started to have a good time.
When Jonathan asked me “what would you do differently if you could start over again?” I had to really think.
To be honest, there isn’t a lot I would alter. I’d like to say that I would create lists, and make sure everyone I followed was in one before I moved on. But when I started, there were no lists. Lists can make a huge difference to keeping up with your followers and being organized. When I Twitter coach I encourage my client to be diligent about list making. You’ll be glad you did when you gather more and more followers. I’m still catching up with list making.
In the beginning I built a strong base of cool people and frequently I miss their tweets as I currently follow over 4,000. But, with a shorter list, a slower stream, you will catch those gems and keep up with the relationships. (isn’t that the point of all this tweetiness?)
To help with list building, the program Hootsuite is even more fun for organizing and keeping in touch. If I could start over again, Hootsuite and list building would be my immediate allies.
Twitter is a great platform for reaching a local and global community. Surprising rewards can arise by sharing your unique voice, and hearing others. Make it fun!
Trilby has had many famous clients and has spoken to many in the Hollywood circles. She now has her own amazing business and coaching practice. Click on her picture to find out more
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