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Top 5 Twitter Tips for Stress-Free Tweeting

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There are a few tricks I’ve learned to make Twitter not only useful, but actually fun. I promise you, it is possible to @ and # without the stressful @&#$%!

1. Use a third party service to tweet.
Personally I love Hootsuite — I can check in and quickly see my Twitter feed, @ mentions, sent tweets, and direct messages at a glance, as opposed to the Twitter web version where you have to click on a few different tabs to see this same information. Hootsuite also makes retweeting, shortening links, and adding images super easy and you can even set up streams that filter tweets using specific search terms, hashtags, etc. Tweetdeck is another option with similar features. Don’t try to use the Twitter website exclusively unless you’re a glutton for punishment. 

2. Register with Klout, then stop worrying about your score.
As described by their website, a Klout score is the “measurement of your overall online influence.” Most social media experts will tell you that your Klout score isn’t really an indicator of anything other than how much time you spend on Twitter. They’re right — it’s a general indicator that will fluctuate so feel free to explore different ways to make Twitter work for you without paying close attention to your actual number. Need more incentive to stop caring? The only person with a Klout score of 100 is Justin Bieber, so unless you have an awesome hairstyle and are geared toward taking the 10-14 year old crowd by storm, you can blissfully stop trying to measure up to a teen heartthrob. 

3. Join a tweetchat.
Shy about meeting new people or don’t know what to tweet? Join a focused conversation! A tweetchat is when a group of people get together to discuss a topic and include a specific hashtag in all of their tweets so other participants can filter messages and respond. I’ve met some amazing people through a few of my favorite tweet-ups, including the weekly Oh My! Handmade and Crafterminds chats.

If you do join a chat and don’t want to fill up your Twitter stream with your chat tweets, make sure you’re replying to another tweetchat participant for every tweet (and don’t forget to use the hashtag so other chatters can see your comment!).  To follow the conversation, set up a stream using the chat hashtag in Hootsuite or Tweetdeck or check out Tweetchat.com.

4. Talk @, not “at” — avoid spammers and spamming.
Before joining, my biggest misconception about Twitter was that it was a bunch of people broadcasting their messages non-stop. Who wants to be subjected to an endless stream of promotions? Are you a spammer? Stop — this means an end to constantly asking people to like you on Facebook, look at your latest shop listing, or check out every treasury you make. A good rule of thumb is to start or join a conversation for at least 80% of your tweets (do what you will with the remainder). On the same note, avoid the spammers at all costs — I’m talking to you serial link droppers, auto-DMers, and overzealous promobots! Once you start @ing people instead of talking at them, you can really start to branch out and use the site for its intended purpose which is networking with others and making connections. Twitter isn’t meant to be a soliloquy. 

5. Check your ego at the door.
When someone doesn’t immediately follow you back, it’s easy to feel offended. But don’t feel bad! People use Twitter for different purposes or infrequently review new followers. If it’s someone you really want to get to know, strike up a conversation with them. It doesn’t always have to be an “I follow you, you have to follow me too” type of thing for you to gain something out of it. Follow people you find interesting or helpful and maybe they’ll reciprocate, maybe they won’t. On a similar note, it’s also okay to unfollow someone who no longer fits with your ideal Twitter stream of consciousness. Remember that these are people you’re inviting into your world and it doesn’t always have to be a wide-open, two-way street.

Those are my Twitter favorites, what are yours? Leave a comment, or feel free to tweet me @saltcityspice.

About the author: I’m Katrina and I’ve spent lots of time living and cooking in apartments with small kitchens — when I finally moved into my own house a few years ago I wanted the kitchen to be mine in every way right down to the spice rack, and the idea for my Etsy shop was born. I enjoy cooking, traveling, wine-tasting, working on home improvement projects, and writing. I’m a terrible gardener.

Originally published on the Salt City Spice blog

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  • lapetiteposy

    lapetiteposy says:

    Thanks for sharing! I don't use Twitter yet but may start soon and this will definitely be helpful!

    4 years ago

  • MilaKeln

    MilaKeln says:

    thanks for the advice.

    4 years ago

  • henrystreet

    henrystreet says:

    See you there!! @henrystreetart

    4 years ago

  • Styerd

    Styerd says:

    I use twitter constantly and it really is a great tool not only to help you sell your art. But networking and finding other like minded people, who can point you in directions you've never thought possible. Great article. Thank you.

    4 years ago

  • PuddleKids

    PuddleKids says:

    I need to start tweeting! This is great info, thanks for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • SpringwoodSoaps

    SpringwoodSoaps says:

    I need to get better acquainted with Twitter. Great article!

    4 years ago

  • Mikono

    Mikono says:

    ohhhhh I seee! Twitter sounds more fun than I thought! Thanks for clearing this up :)

    4 years ago

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose says:

    Great tips and it's so much fun to have twitter conversations!

    4 years ago

  • roseandroot

    roseandroot says:

    We need to incorporate some of those ideas into our social outreach program! Thanks for the insight!

    4 years ago

  • TwinMountainPottery

    TwinMountainPottery says:

    Thank you for sharing. i have recently started using Twitter but on a limited basis and need more direction so your article really helped.

    4 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Thanks for the tips.

    4 years ago

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative says:

    Thank you. This info will be very helpful if I ever get around to using Twitter:)

    4 years ago

  • NotYourGrandmasAttic

    NotYourGrandmasAttic says:

    Thanks for the great tips. I haven't used Twitter very much, but would like to use it more. You're tips will help.

    4 years ago

  • Mamoooo

    Mamoooo says:

    great article I will now follow your advice and get to know some tweeters

    4 years ago

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing. :)

    4 years ago

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva says:

    good advice!

    4 years ago

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk says:

    Thanks for the tips! Tweet ya later!

    4 years ago

  • missusfrenchie

    missusfrenchie says:

    I try to tweet meaningful, amusing thoughts, but always end up feeling like I'm typing to the wall:( Will certainly take your advice and keep at it. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    I love twitter, these are all great tips but I'd add dont always tweet about yourself make sure you spread the love and tweet about others!

    4 years ago

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 says:

    I suppose I should learn to Tweet. I kept ignoring it thinking it was a fad like talking movies and high heel shoes. I guess it's time for this ol' dog to learn a new trick. Thanks for the info.

    4 years ago

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign says:

    hmmm, I need a Tweeting for Dummies tutorial or something. Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis says:

    Read this first on your blog and thought wow ~ these are such helpful tips ~ so happy others are getting to learn too ~ you are a wealth of information! =)

    4 years ago

  • SpareBedroomStudio

    SpareBedroomStudio says:

    Awesome post, Katrina! You rock girl ;)

    4 years ago

  • kellyannedesigns

    kellyannedesigns says:

    Thanks for the advice! I've been trying to decide if Twitter would be useful to sell my art, and you've got me convinced! Have a great day! :)

    4 years ago

  • mandar8587

    mandar8587 says:

    I must be an odd one out. I got a twitter to get away from facebook! i tweet whatever i want, I'm usually in a creative mood when I'm on twitter so.

    4 years ago

  • mysillybluehippo

    mysillybluehippo says:

    Great tips!! I often find myself at a loss when it comes to "tweeting". I never can think of something witty to say, so I often don't say much at all. My Facebook Fan page tweets for me so my tweets end up crazy or confusing... I really need to start thinking "beyond the screen."....:)

    4 years ago

  • loveandreason

    loveandreason says:

    thanks for this advice! i recently joined twitter, kind of reluctantly, but i actually really like it. since the messages are all so short, it's really easy to send one to somebody you might never email (writers of blogs, people in your field, etc). i've made several connections by just responding to someone's tweet about their crazy day or the new restaurant they tried or where they're from... and then the conversation goes from there. it's a good way to make someone aware of you without asking them for something/putting pressure on them to respond. plus, SO many cool links are posted every day!!

    4 years ago

  • loveandreason

    loveandreason says:

    OT - where's my avatar?? who can i ask about this? it looks like several people in this comment thread are missing theirs, i'm not the only one who can see this, right?

    4 years ago

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals says:

    I opened a twitter but I haven't been using it for sometime now. Perhaps it's about time to make it active again. Thanks for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle says:

    Guess I should joing the tweeting crowd too.... just so busy already! Great article!

    4 years ago

  • prettysensitive

    prettysensitive says:

    Thank you for posting this. I have still been trying to figure out Twitter and get into my groove there. These recommendations will definitely help. Btw, I am at http://www.twitter.com/prettysensitive Thanks, again!

    4 years ago

  • sacredsuds

    sacredsuds says:

    fantastic post, Katrina! I agree about using a third party service. I use Tweetdeck now, and though I felt like an air traffic controller the first time I opened it up, I can't Tweet without it now. Thanks for the other tips!

    4 years ago

  • crankyhayes

    crankyhayes says:

    Thanks for this post. I hope there will be more like it as Twitter seems to be the place to be for small business owners. I just joined and feel totally clueless! Its kind of overwhelming.

    4 years ago

  • SHIMbaby

    SHIMbaby says:

    Great info, thank you so much for sharing! I'm new to both Etsy and Twitter - and while I'm obsessed with Etsy, I've been very hesitant about Twitter and how to use. This is a great guide - and I feel like I'm no longer lost :)

    4 years ago

  • babyjives

    babyjives says:

    Such great tips Katrina! I just got started on twitter a few weeks ago because I thought I would really hate it, but turns out I love it! I love being able to talk with people who I might otherwise never meet. I do sometimes feel like a trucker though if I am just shouting out there into the great beyond so I appreciate your tips on talking @ people not at people.

    4 years ago

  • babyjives

    babyjives says:

    Such great tips Katrina! I just got started on twitter a few weeks ago because I thought I would really hate it, but turns out I love it! I love being able to talk with people who I might otherwise never meet. I do sometimes feel like a trucker though if I am just shouting out there into the great beyond so I appreciate your tips on talking @ people not at people.

    4 years ago

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica says:

    Wow. Finally - some Twitter advice you can actually use. I always use Hootsuite though I've backed off scheduling tweets except for giveaway reminders - it's just rude to spam. My other favorite Twitter advice is to use it for yourself, too - I get so many great ideas, tips and have so many little groups of buddies on Twitter + it's amazing. I hardly Google anymore - I get the best advice from the stream. I've been on since 2007, so don't get discouraged if you're not super popular right out of the gate - talk to peeps during favorite shows by following hastags, follow people in your town, who make things, who make you laugh + then move out from there. Heck! Follow me, I always follow handmade peeps unless they just post "new in my shop" posts.

    4 years ago

  • CamiArtistica

    CamiArtistica says:

    Great tips, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ohmyhandmade

    ohmyhandmade says:

    Thanks for the shout out Katrina! I have been loving our weekly #omhg chats and the chance to connect in real time with so many intelligent & creative people (including your lovely self). I agree with every single one of your tips! I will definitely be referring followers who ask for Twitter help to this post. This is the best advice ever: "Remember that these are people you're inviting into your world and it doesn't always have to be a wide-open, two-way street." Being intentional with who you follow helps make sure you are getting the most out of Twitter & creating a community of people you can actually relate to & build a relationship with.

    4 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    helpful info! I'm still figuring out twitter and I often feel like I have nothing to say to the world...

    4 years ago

  • nicolealesi

    nicolealesi says:

    Great article - I swear by Hootsuite! It has made my life a lot less hectic. I like to use Hootsuite to schedule my tweets in advance - this way I spend more time creating and less time stressing about what to tweet!

    4 years ago

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart says:

    Social networking is such a new thing to learn. This was a good read. Thank you!

    4 years ago

  • eyeful

    eyeful says:

    Love this! :) --Tricia

    4 years ago

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns says:

    great advice! I'm going to check out Hootsuite now. Thanks! :)

    4 years ago

  • kilas

    kilas says:

    Love seeing all the Twitter tips! Be sure to follow @Etsy for more goodness.

    4 years ago

  • rippledesign

    rippledesign says:

    just realizing how many cool people there are in the world thanks to Twitter! @rippledesigns

    4 years ago

  • legacylinens

    legacylinens says:

    super helpful article to push me into using twitter! thanks for all the tips.

    4 years ago

  • sherrigallagher

    sherrigallagher says:

    I love twitter but don't use it to its full advantage. Thanks for the tips.

    4 years ago

  • Jenco13

    Jenco13 says:

    good advice-- another is to make sure not to @ or assume that the hashtag (#) can or should be used on every tweet. Hashtags can be registered and many twitter/etsy teams have registered them to help the team leaders track their tweets. @etsytwitrteam I try to put up a list of advice in between our tweets to help those who are new to twitter. Check us out! Jen aka @jenco13 etsytwitter team leader

    4 years ago

  • Balanced

    Balanced says:

    these actually make me feel much better about twitter. thank you.

    4 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Great tips :) a few mouths ago i used A lot :) and some people thought like a spam :) now is ok :)

    4 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    nice article -- thanks for sharing so many great tips!

    4 years ago

  • sesideco

    sesideco says:

    Great article! Thanks for useful sharing!

    4 years ago

  • Studio76Cosmetics

    Studio76Cosmetics says:

    Very cool advice!

    4 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    Excellent advice Katrina! I hate to be spammed: email, twitter, facebook - it doesn't matter, it's like getting junk mail in your mail box.

    4 years ago

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal says:

    If you just treat twitter as a conversation, there shouldn't be any problem! But the worst thing you can do is not reply back to someone who has tweeted you.

    4 years ago

  • CraftyHope

    CraftyHope says:

    I'm so glad you wrote this article. (I may save it to share on my blog.) I see loads of wonderful jewelry and other Etsy artists that just don't seem to use twitter as a conversation. Instead, they simply post what they've listed in their shop. THEN, they complain that they don't get many sales from Twitter. Many times I won't follow people on twitter simply because their entire stream is nothing but links to their Etsy listings. I like to remember that Twitter and Etsy are SOCIAL media and not just billboards for what you are selling. THANK YOU for sharing this with the rest of the Etsy community!

    4 years ago

  • go2vintage

    go2vintage says:

    Thanks.....Now I guess I'll try it. Maybe all of us etsy " Beginner tweeters" can get together so we don't feel so stupid. - At least support each other.....maybe we'll be more inclined to forgive those "mistakes" in tweeting etiquette - seems like there are a lot of them.....(speaking from the "outside").

    4 years ago

  • lesperancetile

    lesperancetile says:

    Thanks! I'll have to check out some of the tweet chats!

    4 years ago

  • moonlightdesigns2

    moonlightdesigns2 says:

    Great article......wish I could find the time to tweet! Guess that will be the next step for me, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • designlab443

    designlab443 says:

    Thank you for the helpful info! Tweet! Tweet!

    4 years ago

  • InspiredMindDesigns

    InspiredMindDesigns says:

    Twitter is a fantastic networking tool when used properly! I like to use it to share useful info that I find! Hope to see you in the twittersphere! @IMDJewels thanks for the Hootsuite recommendation - I'll have to check that out!

    4 years ago

  • LuLusApple

    LuLusApple says:

    I have not been able to get into it, it seems so overwhelming! Thanks for the tips I think it will ease the pain :D

    4 years ago

  • tuckersalley

    tuckersalley says:

    Great advice! I'm new to twitter and have been posting my new listings but I will talk more instead.. hehe I don't want to be annoying ...LOL ;-) I did notice that if I tweet I instantly get about 30 views .. very powerful!

    4 years ago

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie says:

    great advice...thank you so much! I've been on twitter for 2 years and I'm still learning so much! @mylittlechick

    4 years ago

  • ADCD

    ADCD says:

    Excellent info - but UHG! it's all so overwhelming - I feel old! I've Web'd, IM'd, Skype'd, FB'd, Convo'd, RSS'd, tweet'd, forum'd and blog'd and I simply have no more room to communicate with so many people I don't know. APP DEVELOPERS: I want ONE APP that can update everything. There comes a time when one must disengage with a keyboard/pad and engage with thier real face and be present. By all means - communicate free and wide, but please don't neglect your engaging face. = >

    4 years ago

  • TheCatFarm

    TheCatFarm says:

    I recently signed up for Twitter thinking I would use it for business. While my profile has a link to my shop, the reality is I use Twitter to chat about one of my other passions...fitness! Its fun so I have no complaints.

    4 years ago

  • CoverMeWarm

    CoverMeWarm says:

    I use Twitter but so that I can follow my suppliers to see the new products and to catch special sales that are not known to the public. Once I open my Etsy store I am going to follow my Twits using the advice you just gave. Thanks a million and Happy Twitting @you!

    4 years ago

  • HappyDappyBits

    HappyDappyBits says:

    Great tips! Going to keep this handy when I start tweeting again. I noticed I was being a spammer so deleted my posts and going to start fresh once I finish my website. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • lindakirstencole

    lindakirstencole says:

    Useful information, one of these days I will take the time and check out. Thanks........

    4 years ago

  • WhimsicalWinston

    WhimsicalWinston says:

    Great tips and advice. Thanks for taking the time to share with us ;)

    4 years ago

  • YassisPlace

    YassisPlace says:

    Great tips! I'll definately be putting them to use. Tweet you later. http://twitter.com/#!/YassisPlace

    4 years ago

  • elegantgirl

    elegantgirl says:

    Yay!! So proud of you friend:) Great article:)

    4 years ago

  • artseed

    artseed says:

    Who who - I use hootsuite too, it has a much better interface. Thanks for reminding me of twitter goodness.

    4 years ago

  • BluKatDesign

    BluKatDesign says:

    Some great tops , thanks!

    4 years ago

  • BluKatDesign
  • whatnomints

    whatnomints says:

    Just started tweeting this past week! Great advice - Thanks so much!

    4 years ago

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable says:

    thAnK YoU!!

    4 years ago

  • spirithorseherbals

    spirithorseherbals says:

    Yay! Great article. Well done.

    4 years ago

  • shadblow

    shadblow says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Your right about the Twitter site.

    4 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives says:

    Lots of great advice here - thank you!

    4 years ago

  • Juarezstudio

    Juarezstudio says:

    Fun and helpful...thanks!

    4 years ago

  • BackyardBrand

    BackyardBrand says:

    Back @ ya!

    4 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    thanks for the tips

    4 years ago

  • MISCreations

    MISCreations says:

    Thank you for the help! I've had a Twitter account for some time but have not been at all active - until the past week! What a timely article for me! I feel totally lost when I go there expecting it to be similar to Facebook, but it seems so different. I will re-read your article and make another 'start over' attempt.

    4 years ago

  • randomcreative

    randomcreative says:

    Great advice, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • JewelryByJaynemarie

    JewelryByJaynemarie says:

    Thanks for the great tips. I never know what to tweet about; it's nice to know I'm not the only one.

    4 years ago

  • Papeeyay

    Papeeyay says:

    Tweeting definitely intimidates me. I still feel it being a waste of time but eveyone is doing it. Let me get on board with my neanderthal self.

    4 years ago

  • MarcLawrenceArt

    MarcLawrenceArt says:

    A really helpful article, many thanks! I'm definately going to start using Tweetdeck if it saves time over Twitter.

    4 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit says:

    great tips!

    4 years ago

  • brownleeartstudio

    brownleeartstudio says:

    Thanks Katrina, for sharing all your comments about tweets and Tweetdeck and Hootsuite. I'm new on Twitter and wasn't sure what to do.

    4 years ago

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid says:

    What a coincidence! Today I'm reading this article of you, and just yesterday I gave a few hearts to your store! :D

    4 years ago

  • CUExperiments

    CUExperiments says:

    I had no idea Hootsuite had analytic info. Crazy! Thanks! -Cory U

    4 years ago

  • nobicollins

    nobicollins says:

    Thank you for the advice. I do use twitter and originally thought I always had to come up with clever things to say. I'm starting to relax with it and say what I feel or what I'm doing. I'm will be trying to @ people more and will check out those sites you put in. Thanks, Nobi :)

    4 years ago

  • MoonyCouture

    MoonyCouture says:

    I've never been really good at just going up to people and talking. I use hashtags all the time, but that just doesn't seem to get me anywhere. I don't know if I could do something better, but it's not that easy...

    4 years ago

  • Farizula

    Farizula says:

    Thanks for the tips! I just started a twitter for my Etsy store and its like looking in the ocean and saying "pick a spot". Qua?

    4 years ago

  • SweetEventide

    SweetEventide says:

    I love tip #5. I don't automatically follow everyone back but it's nothing personal. It is simply a decision I made about how I wanted to use Twitter. I do go through periodically and follow back. If someone talks directly to me, I always try to respond. I will stop following people who never respond to me too (after a few attempts). I do like Twitter to be a conversation so if it's not, then I make changes. I find it amazing when people just ignore others on Twitter because I think the whole point is to chit chat and get to know people. I guess I am a glutton for punishment though as far as tip #1, I still use the site directly! I signed up for HootSuite but old habits are hard to change. I'll revisit the idea now. :)

    4 years ago

  • adorapop

    adorapop says:

    Excellent article! I really would recommend Twitter to sellers who haven't got around to it yet - and if you're not into the networking side of it, it can be nice to use it simply to keep people in touch with your shop; new items, inspirations, special offers etc...the wonderful thing about Twitter is that, as you say, you don't have to follow people, and can unfollow them if their style doesn't match your own! Personally I love the linking updates from my favourite sellers - it reminds me they're out there, and, of course, so much of the fun of Etsy is browsing XD Also, great advice to get a client - makes the whole thing much easier to navigate. I like TweetDeck, for following hashtag conversations in separate windows on the desktop!

    4 years ago

  • lauraprill

    lauraprill says:

    thanks for the tips! twitter is my favorite tool right now, it's fun and quick. if I can learn anyone can :) Love having the tweet link right there on every shop item and treasury page, makes it so simple...

    4 years ago

  • SigalFJewelry

    SigalFJewelry says:

    Thanks for the info...I don't use Twitter yet, but may start soon...

    4 years ago

  • LuLusBags

    LuLusBags says:

    GREAT info! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • BKharamaki

    BKharamaki says:

    You have inspired me to Tweet. Thank you!!!

    4 years ago

  • castillejacotton

    castillejacotton says:

    I have been using twitter for awhile now but find it very frustrating. Most of the tweets are not understandable and are not a conversation. Most of the tweet have links which make the tweets even harder to understand. Some of the links don't even work. I really don't see a conversation. Clearly I have not found the right people to be following. Since the lists no longer work in twitter it is difficult to organize the people you are following.

    4 years ago

  • shellseye

    shellseye says:

    Thank you for the info, Twitter can be frustrating & often appears like a long list of ads. I'm glad to hear that it doesn't have to be that way.

    4 years ago

  • HOLLISFORTUNEART

    HOLLISFORTUNEART says:

    I don't know a thing about tweeting! Thanks for some insight.I also may need a Tweeting for Dummies!

    4 years ago

  • StainedGlassStudio

    StainedGlassStudio says:

    oh no...I`ve been a part time spammer! Thank you for posting this, HollisFortuneArt - when you find that handbook for dummies can I borrow it?

    4 years ago

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN says:

    Thanks for the good tips.

    4 years ago

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN says:

    Thanks for the good tips.

    4 years ago

  • silversamba

    silversamba says:

    very helpful, thanks!

    4 years ago

  • neelieileen

    neelieileen says:

    Thank you. Very helpful tips.

    4 years ago

  • dekanimal

    dekanimal says:

    Thank you for sharing :)

    4 years ago

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD says:

    great simple tips......for some also can be a reminder!

    4 years ago

  • VABulousFinds

    VABulousFinds says:

    Thank you for sharing this very useful and interesting info.

    4 years ago

  • WHSKR

    WHSKR says:

    Simple effective advice. I just WISH people would remember the point about not just tweeting BUY ME Buy Me. I still see that over and over again and it means those sellers just get unfollowed as they do NOT interact. Twitter is an interactive medium not dump it and run.

    4 years ago

  • FernHollowFinds

    FernHollowFinds says:

    Great info! THANKS for sharing.

    4 years ago

  • WexfordTreasures

    WexfordTreasures says:

    Thanks for the great tips!

    4 years ago

  • fashionunicorn

    fashionunicorn says:

    Great tips for a rainy day! thanks!

    4 years ago

  • ASenseofPlacePhotogr

    ASenseofPlacePhotogr says:

    very helpful, can't wait to check out all the links :)

    4 years ago

  • vintageprecious

    vintageprecious says:

    Awesome Katrina! :D

    4 years ago

  • planetdebris

    planetdebris says:

    thanks for that, I just joined hootsuite, why did I never do that before?

    4 years ago

  • SunshineDaydreamz

    SunshineDaydreamz says:

    I keep putting Hootsuite off. Not any more! Thanks :)

    4 years ago

  • tianlbabay

    tianlbabay says:

    You are a great inspiration for those trying to make it in this handmade community. Thank you for your great marketing information, your shop is simply beautiful.

    4 years ago

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle says:

    Still learning and desparetly wanting to like it. Not there yet but one ... This article will give my energy back. :)

    4 years ago

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence says:

    Useful advise !! Thanks so much :D

    4 years ago

  • lunaessence

    lunaessence says:

    Useful advise !! Thanks so much :D

    4 years ago

  • simplycharminglife

    simplycharminglife says:

    I had to check KLOUT out, very interesting! I find I am falling, but I knew that, way too busy lately. I am falling all over the place, but things are looking up, I hope!

    4 years ago

  • AAAPoshBags

    AAAPoshBags says:

    What a great article. I learned so much in so littile time. Thank you, Emmanuella

    4 years ago

  • saltcityspice

    saltcityspice says:

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful comments here and via Twitter - I'm really happy that so many have found this useful!

    4 years ago

  • thevintageattic10

    thevintageattic10 says:

    great tips but I think twiiter is a great place to share items and etsy speaking for vintage clothing a lot of people I run into have no idea that its avable on etsy now and was receved advice from etsy to tweet items and others Support!!!

    4 years ago

  • cherryandviolet

    cherryandviolet says:

    Really good, solid advice! Thanks so much, Katrina! I dub thee the Twitter Expert of Awesomeness :)

    4 years ago

  • halfpintsalvage

    halfpintsalvage says:

    Salty, you are a twitter goddess with all-knowing powers. Glad we're twitter buds and teamies! Btw, great tips!

    4 years ago

  • zebracakes

    zebracakes says:

    Good advice! I'm going to check out Tweet Deck.

    4 years ago

  • Mettlle

    Mettlle says:

    Great article! Thanks for useful sharing

    4 years ago

  • Mettlle

    Mettlle says:

    Great article! Thanks for useful sharing

    4 years ago

  • ragznl

    ragznl says:

    I finally had the time to sit down & read your article. Very udseful, I've started using hootsuite straight away. Thanks for writing this down! XAM

    4 years ago

  • whoopsiedaisies

    whoopsiedaisies says:

    I love Twitter! But- realizing that I need to refine the way I use it. Planning to check out Hootsuite & Klout. I've also found it fun to connect with other interests besides my etsy/handmade connections- such as music! I'm curious how you can attract less Spam followers. Any suggestions? I get followers that are clearly not interested in me, but my business (such as a carpet cleaning business!) do you block them? Great article - thank u for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • SeaFlowerStudios

    SeaFlowerStudios says:

    Great tips! I'm definitely going to put a few of these to use!

    4 years ago

  • ElizasJewelry

    ElizasJewelry says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls says:

    Love your spice racks! A kitchen is the most important room in the house. :) Great advice about Twitter. Thank you so much for sharing. It's often overwhelming!

    4 years ago

  • MelonheadDesign

    MelonheadDesign says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am on twitter, but really need to be more strategic about it, so this is a great start!

    4 years ago

  • Aliyahgator

    Aliyahgator says:

    great article.... I tried this out this morning and it worked great ! @aliyahgator

    4 years ago

  • TechBeadazzled

    TechBeadazzled says:

    Great article. I will follow the advice.

    3 years ago

  • The Etsy Seller Handbook: All Our How-To’s About Selling | The Etsy Blog says:

    [...] Top 5 Twitter Tips for Stress-Free Tweeting [...]

    3 years ago

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum says:

    I'm thinkin I should Tweet some more. Thanks for the article.

    3 years ago

  • immortalfashions

    immortalfashions says:

    Thank You for your guide,makes it a little easier Thanks again Katrina!

    3 years ago

  • RincolnAveRetro

    RincolnAveRetro says:

    Thank You! Your writing & advice was very helpful to me.

    3 years ago

  • Sooziem

    Soozie from BelleAtelierJewelry says:

    Thank you for the info...I find twitter so difficult to use as a business...it seems so cold! Your advice is appreciated!

    2 years ago

  • shelsthing

    Michele Channell from ShelworksStationery says:

    Thank you this will be very helpful when I begin to use Twitter!

    1 year ago

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    357 days ago

  • jnfrsmith

    Jennifer Smith from JennifersStitchWorks says:

    Great and very helpful article. I have been a bit leary to start a twitter account. Now you have made it sound more fun and not so much work. I will get my act together soon and get a twitter account going. Thanks very much.

    109 days ago