I had heard of Twitter but had never considered using it for anything. I was not interested in tweeting but when the AC Twitter Challenge came up I decided I would give it a try and see what Twitter could do for me.
My Twitter Page
I had to apply for a Twitter account which I did not already have. It was quick and easy to do and once I got into it, I was a little overwhelmed at first. I was not sure what all of the #Rivers, #Smiles, and what not were. I had to do some research into it to figure out what exactly I was doing before I even started to Tweet. I did this by going to the Twitter help page which can be found here.
After I posted links to some articles I was rather surprised to see people begin to follow me. I was not expecting such an immediate result. Each article I posted a link to would bring in one or two more people and I noticed instantly that my page views began to rapidly go up. I went from a lowly Clout 1 to Clout 4 in a couple of week’s time.
While I can not imagine sitting at the computer or the cell phone and tweeting non-stop all the time, it seems to be very useful in getting your work out there for others to see it. I simply do a #ACarticles hashtag with a link to my article or a brief description along with the link.
I think the results of promoting through Twitter speak for themselves. I have only been at Associated Content for exactly a month and I am already to Clout 4 and its still rising. Just by doing a hashtag such as #ACarticles or #AC or any other variation out there, people all around Twitter get the chance of coming across your articles, videos, slideshows, and viewing them.
I have begun to follow some people at Twitter who put out interesting stuff.
Of course I follow Associated Content on Twitter. They give various updates and announcements there which are nice because sometimes you do not get around to checking the news, forums, or updates on the Associated Content page.
I follow also, several of Associated Contents Writers, Theresa McKee and Maxine Nelson just to name a couple. Both put out links to their articles on Twitter. I have found their writing to be interesting and delightful to read. I look forward to when they put out new stuff here at Associated Content.
Overall I think Twitter could be beneficial to anyone who is in need of viewers for their content. You can also have you Tweets posted automatically to your MySpace status message or RedGage to give you even more exposure for your Associated Content articles. It’s very easy to sign up and worth a try for anyone who wishes to get more readers to their content.