How to Build up Followers on Twitter

That can be read two ways, I guess. You can ‘build up’ followers by genuinely complimenting or praising them, or you can build them up by getting them to follow you. It’s nice to do both and one sometimes leads to the other. I notice peaks of sales of my books on Amazon every time I tweet about it. A word of caution here; don’t tweet too much about your book as it’s annoying. There is a happy medium, taking into account the different time zones around the world. This post on how to build 100,000 genuine followers on twitter talks you through the process. Very easy to understand and after reading it, I now realize the value of the #hashtag. Read more here on the Red Website Design blog, oh, and don’t forget to share this post, too. 🙂 on twitter, of course.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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2 Responses to How to Build up Followers on Twitter

  1. Sourcerer says:

    I’m actually writing a series on Twitter basics. I’m not so interested in growing as quickly as I can, or building a marketing platform. I’m trying for an engaged network, but I’ve spent a lot of time figuring twitter out, and you are absolutely right about too much promotion of your own stuff being annoying. I try to do things for other people – very rarely even send my own links to monday blogs, for instance. Nearly always send something from another blogger.

    Thanks for following,and for checking out my blog 🙂


    • I totally agree with you. I keep getting followed by people inviting me to buy “followers” but I would much rather grow slowly, with people who choose to connect with me. As an author, having a large following is obviously a good thing when promoting a book, but there are lots of other interesting and informative subjects to tweet about. Also, I’m so new to blogging I didn’t even know there were “monday blogs” 😦 and as for twitter, well, let’s just say I have a lot to learn. I’ll definitely be following your series on Twitter basics. Thanks for letting me know about it.


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