Building a Large Audience on Twitter Ninja Tips
Finding good lists on Twitter is sometimes difficult. We may draw a mental blank, or we may just run out of patience. Maybe the last list we followed gave us less than stellar results, so discouragement set in. With over 125k followers across 12 accounts, and managing accounts for Professionals and Business owners, I have a few ideas that might help you find your next good list: Look right in front of you. Who's tweeting on your timeline? That one is often so obvious, we fail to realize it. They are active and possibly whoever they are interacting with is also active. If they are carrying on a conversation with somebody, both of them are sitting at their computers, and likely they have a few active Tweople on their timelines that you can follow who will follow back.
When you start following a list, stop to write down the names of other people on that list who might also be valuable.
I never follow someone back who hasn't tweeted in the last 24 hours, regardless of how wonderful their profile seems. They are not active enough to tweet daily, they are probably not active enough to follow back.
Always be on the lookout for lists that have local potential, write them down, and when you have scheduled time for following lists, go back to your master document. I bookmark pages of Twitter Profiles, and follow their followers.
Twitter equals time. We must invest time in following people, and following back. I follow back everyday at 5pm. I follow people at different times of the day, and spend at least ten minutes per day on each account following people, and sometimes more. If I am doing locality search, looking for local followers, then I may spend twenty minutes.
Twitter is a commitment, and failure results when people go into Twitter without a plan, and without realistic expectations of what Twitter can do. It is great at driving traffic to blogs, and without a Blog or Plans to Meet Up or Networking with others, the purpose becomes largely a time killer. If you are having problems with Twitter, or losing direction, I have helped hundreds of people become more productive, and improve their overall Internet Imprint using Social Media.