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[#31cbbcMarch2012] Setting Up a Twitter Account for Your Crochet Blog

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Twitter is an online community much like a blog however you only get 140 characters to share what you want. Twitter is fast paced and is used by many who use mobile devices like iPad, Netbooks, and Cellphones.

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You need Twitter for your crochet business blog to quickly tell your followers about new blog posts or products. It also helps you in providing timely customer service.

There are a number of ways to interact using Twitter here are just a few:

  • Reply to Tweets
  • Participate in a Twitter Chat
  • Use hashtags “#keyword” i.e. #crochet
  • Talk directly to someone or mention someone with the “@” sign. i.e. @momwithahook

3 Tips to Help You Manage Time on Twitter:

  1. Schedule your tweets through a service like Hootsuite.com
  2. Organize your followers using Lists
  3. Set a timer so you don’t spend too much time (15 minutes)

Today’s Assignment:

If you don’t have a twitter account, go open one now. Use a keyword as your username or the name of your blog. People are more likely to interact with you if you use your name or a name that identifies you or your blog.

I schedule my tweets via HootSuite.com. I post 4 tweets per day. A crochet blog post, an article I’ve written, a free crochet pattern and something from someone I’m following. As I schedule the posts I use this worksheet to check off that I’ve scheduled it. I try to post 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening.

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Sara Duggan is a Wife and Mom enjoys crocheting and writing. She joined the crochet blogging community in 2007 as Momwithahook. In 2008 she toyed with designing patterns and shares her creations with you. Connect with Sara on Twitter and Pinterest.