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Twitter Twists

Put a new twist on your Twitter account.  Don't let it just become some stream of humdrum 140-character postings of thoughts of the day and extended status updates.  Here are some real ways to genuinely add a new twist to your Twitter account.

  • Retweet what you like from those you follow.  I usually retweet quotes from Oswald Chambers or C.S. Lewis, even Watchman Nee. 
  • Add links to your tweets.  Use bit.ly or tinyurl.com to add shortened links to your blog posts or press releases to your tweets.
  • Add a photo to your tweets.  Upload from your smartphone or your desktop's files.
  • Use Tweetdeck to schedule your tweets and cross-post to other social networking accounts like Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Use hashtags (#) to track your tweets.  Last year, I used #poetryinprotest for my tweets on my poetry posts during Black History Month.  Try use some unique hashtag that followers might think of as catchy or cool.