Tweet, Tweet! #Microblog

 

Microblogs are my FAVORITE. I have been on my Twitter game for quite some time now, but just recently decided to switch over from snarky sarcastic tweets to motivational fitness and health inspired ones!

I would LOVE for my Twitter account @jennadoesitall1 (you should definitely follow me!) to be as loved as some of the other fitness Twitter accounts I follow, so I decided to take a look at some accounts that I felt do an excellent job of microblogging to see if I could get some ideas!

@HealthyTIps  :

This Twitter account has:

– 1,037,949 followers

– Posts multiple times per hour

– Tweets a combination of facts, quotes, and pictures

-Gets hundreds of favorites and retweets

-Does not use many links

@Fit_Motivator

This Twitter account has:

–          389,800 followers

–          Posts multiple times per hour

–          Tweets many quotes

–          Retweets tweets from other accounts

–          Tweets about one picture a day

–          Gets hundreds of retweets and favorites on all tweets

–          Does not use many links

@beFitMotivator

This Twitter account has:

–          961,362 followers

–          Tweets about 10 times per day

–          Tweets a LOT of pictures

–          Favorites a lot of tweets

–          Gets hundreds of retweets and favorites on all tweets

–          Does not use many links

What these three accounts have in common:

These accounts all tweet many times per day, and each has hundreds of thousands of followers. Having that many followers increases the accounts likelihood of getting the amounts of likes and retweets that they do since so many other accounts are seeing their tweets.

Something that caught my attention was that none of these accounts incorporate links in their tweets, but still have received hundreds of favorites and retweets. I thought this was interesting because in many of the readings I have done about microblogging (specifically using Twitter) the authors’ state that it is VERY important to include links in your tweets if you want to maximize your chances of getting favorited and retweeted.

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