I am not going to tell you to engage, to comment, to post quality content. Everyone says that.
This is just some of my personal observation on my journey. Definitely by no means a twitter expert.
New Followers: 619
New Followers: 1273 (+654)
Tweets: 1055 (+218)
New Followers: 2885 (+1612)
Tweets: 1240 (+185)
Success comes in waves. You get a shoutout, a RT, a big account follows you.
You get a dopamine hit from the 200 followers. The next day you get 2. It's ok to feel bad.
Don't. Stay consistent, and you will get another big break.
This idea was inspired by Matthew Kobach
Keep tweeting about interesting ideas that come to your head. People will tell you your niche for you.
They tag you in related posts, comments, discussions. You become the lighthouse for that niche. You become the perceived expert or authority in the field. Once you dominate an area, you achieve organic growth.
Conversations are not distractions.
By talking to the people that inspire you, you should be leaving each conversation inspired.
Talk to them about ideas, projects to improve yourself. Use Twitter to make connections that give you valuable inputs on ideas, advice on your next move, and high-quality content.
Open your DM's, do not answer every one, but by virtue of having an open inbox, the opportunity will go your way as serendipity moves to you.
Everything is a remix. There are opportunity for ideas everywhere.
What is a tweet you found on VC twitter that you could apply to your niche? What is a lesson from a boot-strapped case study that you found interesting?
What recent article can you remix? Look to create your own content by connecting ideas from different fields.
Never stare at a blank page. Always be taking notes of your ideas and thoughts, build an information capture system.
Have a collection of your random thoughts that you can share into the world.
Main source of growth:
Over 500 followers came from being tagged numerous times in a James Clear tweet, where he asked who are some people that should be followed that are under 10k followers. Although this was a big inflection point for me, I was only tagged because I have been tweeting consistently before then.
Since college has now started, I am using Hypefury to automate 10 tweets a day. This is a system I am testing and if the results do not show, and if my voice becomes to feel too automated I will switch the system up.
Working with Jack Butcher for Visualize Value, I had Jack on my podcast and then decided to email him about a potential working agreement over the summer. We decided to extend it going forward into the school year and working with him has presented a couple of RTs that has led growth.
Write threads. But tell a story with them. This is an area I want to get better at. Capturing peoples attention over 40+ tweets to give them the equivalent value of an article.
Main goal growing forward is to network using Twitter to meet cool people to invite on the podcast and learn about their models, businesses, and beliefs. If you want to reach out please do find me.