One of my favorite parts of social media is social learning. There is a treasure trove of information at your fingertips if you look, listen and absorb from the social community.
I was on a couple chats with people who expressed that they don’t follow more than X amount of people with the implication that more than that is too many to manage. Early on in my social media career I had those thoughts too. Thoughts like: “How do these social influencers manage thousands of people they follow and how do they still find a way to engage with me!” So, I did what I do best: LISTEN. I observed, listened and learned through these remarkable people.
Don’t miss out on following people because you don’t think you can manage it. One of your social goals should be brand awareness, whether you’re a business or an individual. What better way to gain this awareness than connecting with more people and establishing more relationships! As your followers grow, creating lists is imperative so you don’t forget to engage with those you care about. Because engagement is key in social.
Here is Twitter’s brief explanation on how to create lists: https://support.twitter.com/articles/76460#. This is very useful information. Don’t forget to check “member of”. This is where you will find a list of who has you listed. When someone lists me, I put them in this list: https://twitter.com/TranslationLady/lists/thanks-for-the-listing, that way they get thanked in their notifications with just a click of the button.
Twitter lists ROCK and here are 10 helpful tips.
We included a couple posts that Buffer and Kim Garst produced that have even more ways of using lists. Comment below with any additional ways you use lists. That is what social is all about: sharing information.
Here are a few articles on the subject to give you more insight:
Written by Lori A. King @translationlady
Brand Ambassador at ARTObrick