The importance of your last tweet

2010 January 18
by velvet

I know the feeling. It’s late, you’ve been on Twitter for hours (why didn’t they warn me it’s addictive?!!) and you’re about to nod off. Just one last tweet to sign off, you think. Before your fingers hit the keyboard to say “Good night”, think again about the importance of that last tweet.

Off to bedThe great thing about Twitter is it’s global 24/7 character. We can interact with people from all walks of life, across the world, throughout the day. Our Twitter feed doesn’t stop when we shut down our computers and go to bed. It remains a hive of activity as your followers in other time zones (or the insomniacs among us) continue to tweet. While you’re sleeping, many others will be checking out your profile to see if you’re worth a follow. With this in mind, it’s worthwhile to save a link to an interesting article (it could be your own) for your last tweet. Save the best for last… as they say. If you haven’t saved anything, run through your tweet stream and re-tweet anything that takes your fancy. If you find it interesting, chances are, your potential followers will find it interesting too and will hit the ‘Follow’ button in a flash, and re-tweet.

By the morning, your last tweet may have gone viral and you would’ve added loads of new followers. Something like this probably wouldn’t happen if you’d simply tweeted “Good night”! :-)

6 Responses leave one →
  1. Zoe Dawes permalink
    January 18, 2010

    Never thought of this before Keith -good advice; tho knowing me I shall probaby forget it 😉

  2. January 18, 2010

    (Having probs with the keyboard – noted missing letters in previous comment incl in web address) Really enjoy both your biz AND travel writing. Always thought-provoking …

  3. velvet permalink*
    January 18, 2010

    Thank you Zöe for your comments. Glad I’m able to help with though-provoking insights. :-)

    Cheers,
    Keith

  4. January 20, 2010

    good one keith. i always make sure to leave off with something of my own before finishing a twitter session. …except when i’m traveling.

  5. February 7, 2010

    So true. I used to say goodnight when I first started. thinking of Twitter as global is the wise way to go!

  6. velvet permalink*
    February 8, 2010

    Hi D&D,
    Really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment, even when you’re traversing around India and Sri Lanka. I’m following your trip closely. The posts & photos are simply stunning, as is the variety of topics covered. You’re doing an amazing job blogging about your trip!

    Big hugs,
    Keith

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