Gosh, my thumbs are tired. All that texting, typing and tweeting has given my
digits an Olympic-size work out.
But Twitter – like it’s social media cousins – Facebook and LinkedIn can end up being a big huge time waster if not properly managed. If you want to tweet like a pro, but manage your time doing it try these expert strategies.
1. If you have a topic you are hot to write about and want to do a series of tweets on it, use http://www.tweetlater.com/ I find that by picking a topic and focusing on it for ten minutes or so, I am able to come up with a series of tweets that link together and build on one another.
2. Denise Wakeman of BizTipsBlog suggests saving time by syndicating your content automatically to all your social networking profiles. For example:
Twitterfeed.com sends posts to a Twitter stream; the Notes application on Facebook feeds a Facebook profile; the Blog Link app on LinkedIn updates that site. You can also use Ping.fm to update your status on multiple social networking sites as well.
3. “HootSuite.com has a toolbar button that makes it easy to tweet a link,” says Cathy Stucker, www.BloggerLinkUp.com. When you run across an interesting blog post or other resource, you can send it out to your followers with a couple of clicks. You can also schedule it to appear at a later time.”
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Karen Leland is the bestselling author of six books including Time Management In An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day. She is the co-founder of Sterling Consulting Group, which helps organizations and individuals learn how to fight distraction and find their focus in a wired world. For more information please contact: [email protected]
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