So step by step I am going to provide you with the steps that will allow you to have a positive presence on Twitter and form contacts and relationships that matter because lets face it, numbers don’t matter at all.
Choose a GOOD username. Maybe it’s your real name, maybe it’s a name that defines you. No matter what the name is just remember that people will remember you by it.
After you have signed up personalize your Twitter page. Provide a bio because we want to know who you are. Add a picture of YOU and not your logo or an image you found on the Internet. BE REAL
DO not go and follow thousands of people. Instead go to the search option and look for people in your geographical location or people that have the same interests as you.
Interact immediately. Watch your Twitter stream and respond to the people that you follow. They are more likely to follow you back if you interact with an @reply
Provide us with quality content. I don’t care about bleaching my teeth or how I can get hundreds of new followers in a day, but I would love to read your blog.
Be consistent. Don’t walk away for a month and come back expecting thousands of new followers. You may have new followers, but I can bet that they will not be the ones that will provide you with anything more than a spam message every five minutes.
Be yourself! If you love to be funny then gosh darnit, be funny! Being real is what the Social Web is all about. There are many games that you can play if you want to portray a fabricated image.
Organize your Twitter life. Tweetdeck, Twihrl, Seesmic and applications like these are so helpful. You no longer have to worry about refreshing your page on the web as these will let you know when there are new updates.
Enjoy it! If you don’t enjoy Twitter then why are you using it?
Hope this helps all of you newbie Tweeps!