10 Simple Ways To Grow Your Twitter

The other day on Twitter, I reached 3,000 followers. This means Shaun is going to treat me to a turkey dinosaur dinner on Friday and I am a very excited about this. This also means that in just under three months of being on twitter I have 3k awesome people following me. How cool is that. I am so grateful for everyone that has pressed the follow button and all the amazing and supportive people I have met in the process. Today on the blog, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you 10 simple ways to grow your twitter. I know there are much much bigger accounts out there than mine, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere, right?

Tweet Regularly

There are no set rules to how many tweets you should post a day – just post whatever feels appropriate at the time but don’t be too spammy. Keep things varied and interesting and try to keep a balance of retweets and your own stuff. Since I have been on twitter, I have never actually scheduled a tweet. Yes, it’s hard to believe but all that wisdom is coming right at you in real-time (hah). Jokes aside, I’ve nothing against it and may try it in the future but just wanted to point out scheduling is not a necessity.

Create Lists

Twitter is such a fast moving social media platform it is impossible to keep up with everything! According to Moz, the average lifespan of a tweet is 18 minutes. So chances are if you are following a lot of people, you are going to miss tweets from your favourite accounts. Therefore, creating a few lists is so so helpful. You can make your own or subscribe to others and it makes it much easier to keep up and engage with people in your community.

Join In With Chats

Twitter chats enable you to meet like-minded people and find new friends. I love joining in with chats when I have the time, they are so much fun and you might even learn a thing or two as well. There are tons out there; the best ones which spring to mind are Bloggers Tribe at 7pm on Saturday, The Blogger Crowd at 8pm on Wednesday and LBloggers Chat every Wednesday and Sunday between 7-8pm (all UK time).

Support Others

Twitter can be a bit of a lonely place if you don’t engage with others. The quickest and simplest way to make friends is to encourage, compliment and support the people around you. Whether that is by a retweet, a like or a comment – it is so nice to give and receive positive feedback. If you find an opportunity to get involved in a group, go for it! These are places which offer continuous support, tips and advice whenever you need it.

Use Photos, Gifs and Emojis

In a sea of tweets, you need to make yours stand out. If you follow me on twitter, you will already know I have a bit of an emoji obsession. I just think a heart or smiley or dancing lady adds something extra and who doesn’t love a bit of colour and silliness every now and then! I also think gifs are brilliant for adding a bit of humour especially to a twitter chat or just simply for your own entertainment. I must have spent hours scrolling through cat gifs in the last few months.

Run Polls

Polls are a great way to engage with your followers and show that you value their opinion. You can run a poll on anything, whether that is blog related or just something you are curious about. A few weeks ago I ran a poll asking people how they kept up with their favourite blogs and 62% said it was through social media links. That tells me it is important to share your latest posts on twitter to reach a bigger audience.

Giveaways

Who doesn’t love a good old freebie? Giveaways are a fantastic ways to increase you twitter following! By offering a chance to win a prize so long as they are following you, you can gain more followers in a short space of time. I did a giveaway when I reached 1,000 followers on twitter last year, and a recent one to win a Paint Splash Map Of The World.

Participate In Threads

If you are browsing your twitter feed, it won’t take you long to come across a thread. These can be anything from blogger or Instagram follow trains to blog comment swaps. I have met so many awesome people through participating in follow trains and threads. Bloggers Tribe run two very popular blog comment swaps on Friday and Sunday at 8pm. Teacup Club Meetings are another one of my favourites on Monday and Thursday at 5pm. Also don’t forget to check out Rebecca’s very supportive New Blogger thread on Thursdays at 8pm. And of course, my Sunday Blog Swap which is my pinned tweet all day every Sunday!

Don’t Overthink It

If you feel uninspired to tweet, that’s okay, don’t force it. Twitter can be a bit of a overwhelming place at times with viral tweets and popular posts all happening at once. So sometimes you just need to take a step back from it all and not overthink it too much. Normally something stupid pops into my head at a random time and I think I wonder what would happen if I tweeted that hah. Or, I wake up feeling inspired and want to share a list of tips and ideas. Let it come to you naturally and don’t feel under pressure – just share whatever you wanna share.

Be Yourself

The most important thing is just to be yourself. If people like you, they will follow you, simples.  Don’t try and be perfect, just be real and relatable and people will like you for that.

I hope you enjoyed my ideas and suggestions! I would love to hear what works for you and your twitter, whether you are small or big, everyone is important. If you would like to follow me on Twitter – click here!

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82 Comments

  1. January 17, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Some really great tips! I know these have really helped me grow on Twitter. Also love the look of your blog – it’s so pretty!

    https://www.hebahpervaiz.co.uk

    • January 17, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Hebah 💖 that’s so sweet of you! I love your blog too 😘 xx

  2. Shaun
    January 17, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Really good tips Bexa 😘. I love the fact you mention our upcoming turkey dinosaur dinner 🎉. I agree, emojis always add something extra ☺️. I like your last tip about being yourself too ☺️😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:02 am

      He he, I’m pretty excited for the dinosaurs! 🦕 Thank you so much Shaun for your lovely & encouraging comment 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  3. January 17, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Great tips Bexa! Twitter chats are fab (when I get time to do them). You are always so supportive on Twitter with your tweets and posts 😘 congrats on so many followers! 💕 xx.

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Aw thank you so much Rebecca! 🎉 I do love a Twitter chat and your list has made it so much easier to remember them all so thank you! 💖 xx

  4. Huda
    January 17, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Great tips! I want to start focusing on increasing my twitter following so these will be super helpful! Oh and congrats on 3000, that is amazing! ♥️♥️

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Thank you Huda! 🎉💕 So glad you found the post helpful 😘 xx

  5. January 17, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Great tips and post! I actually never gave any attention to the lists option on twitter – that really does sound like a great tool! I was actually quite overwhelmed when I first started using Twitter but it grew on me! I can’t believe how lovely and supportive people in the blogger community are! Including you! 🤗 💕 I love your blog! ❤️

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:06 am

      Aw thank you so much Veronika! 💖 That’s so lovely to hear. Lists are a really great option and it makes Twitter less overwhelming I find ☺️. Thank you for the support 😘 xx

  6. January 17, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    3,000 in under 3 months?! Dang I’ve been actively using my Twitter account for blogging for around 4ish months now and I haven’t even got 1,000. I’ve never looked into lists before, but it sounds good. Oh and I absolutely love threads, they’re super helpful!
    jenny x | http://www.jennyrosee.com

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Lists are brilliant! 💖 It makes Twitter more manageable and less overwhelming 🙈. Thank you so much for the comment Jenny 😘 xx

  7. January 18, 2018 / 8:38 am

    These are great tips!! And wow you should be proud of yourself 3,000 in 3 months is amazing! I love getting involved in all the different blogger chats bbuht I know I don’t tweet enough. I just never know what to tweet about 😂 thanks for the tips!! X

    EscapesAndEpiphanies | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Aw thank you so much Meera! 💖 He he, I never know what to tweet about either 🙈 it’s usually something random that’s just popped into my head 😂. I’m glad you enjoyed the tips 😘 xx

  8. January 18, 2018 / 10:14 am

    These are all really good tips… Twitter seems to be a slow starter for me, I am at just over 1000 since September 17′ so not as speedy despite getting involved as I can with the time I have. That said, I am not too phased, I am so pleased to have met and interact with the folks that I do that the numbers on their own will come eventually 😀

    Shevy
    http://moonsomnia.com

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:33 am

      That’s the best attitude Shevy 💖. Staying positive always works well. Thank you so much for the comment and glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  9. January 18, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Congratulations on reaching 3000 twitter followers!
    I absolutely LOVED reading this post Bexa, it really has given me some new ideas on how to boost my twitter following!
    Recently I have noticed my twitter followers going up and honestly it gets me so excited and I feel so grateful when I see a new face wanting to follow my tweets!
    Thanks for the great tips doll!

    Tabitha x
    http://www.whattabithaloves.co.uk/

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Yay! I’m so glad the post has inspired you Tabitha! 💖 That’s so awesome to hear! Thank you so much for your positive & encouraging comment 😘 xx

  10. January 18, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Congratulations Bexa on 3000 followers! It’s amazing. I am still learning and your tips will be very helpful especially making list. I did not know what we do with the list hehehe. I use a lot of emojis and really love to follow trains and chat threads are very helpful and I am able to visit so many new blogs. 🙂

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:37 am

      Aw thank you so much for your comment 💖. Follow trains & chats are a great way to find new friends ☺️. He he, I didn’t know how lists worked either at the start but now I use them all the time 😄 xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Lists are such a great way to keep up with your favourite people ☺️. Thanks so much for the comment, so glad you found the post useful 😘 xx

  11. January 18, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    These are some great tips! I think being supportive and engaging with others really do help! xx corinne

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Definitely agree! 💖 Thanks so much for the comment Corinne 😘 xx

  12. ayse
    January 18, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    This is a great post and all these tips are amazing in definitely going to jot them down somewhere to remember later on! Ayse x

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:40 am

      So glad it was useful Ayse, thanks so much for commenting 😘 xx

  13. January 18, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Great post, twitter chats are so helpful as is interacting with other people!! Twitter is by far my favourite social media too as its so easy to have everyone in one place!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:42 am

      Twitter is definitely my favourite too 💖 it’s such a supportive place! Thanks so much for the comment Sarah 😘 xx

  14. January 18, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Hi, these are fab tips I need to use the list option, Twitter chats are great way to engage and gain new followers. Enjoy the turkey dinasour dinner 😊.

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Thanks so much Chloe! 💖 Lists are such a brilliant feature and I love a good twitter chat 😄. I’m definitely looking forward to my turkey dinosaur dinner he he 😘 xx

  15. January 18, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    These are some really useful tips, I’m trying to tweet more regularly at the moment, something I’m trying to improve. I also want to start doing more polls and gifs for interaction x

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks so much for the comment Bryony 💖. Polls are a great way to engage with followers and gifs are really fun too 😄 xx

  16. January 18, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    These tips are so useful! I can’t believe you grew your followers to 3000 in 3 months! That’s amazing!! 💖

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks so much Jasmin! 💖 So glad you found the tips useful 😘 xx

  17. January 18, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Some really helpful tips! Twitter is probably my favourite social media and I use it a lot for my blog so I’ll definitely keep these in mind x
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Thanks so much Zara 💖. Twitter is definitely my favourite too! It’s such a supportive place 😘 xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Thanks Chloe! 💖 xx

  18. January 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    I kinda needed this post – I’ve been stuck just below 800 for so long! I try to do most of these, but I never really looked into creating lists. I should make one with my favorite bloggers, because I’m already missing out on too many tweets as it is.

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Lists are such a fab way to keep up with your favourites 💖. Thanks so much for the comment Envy, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  19. January 18, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Some great advice to growing your twitter platform and some which I will definitely undertake! I hope you enjoy your Turkey Dinosaur dinner!

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:48 am

      He he, thanks Hannah! 💖 I’m definitely looking forward to my turkey dinosaurs 😄. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post too 😘 xx

  20. January 18, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Love these tips! I’m all up for engaging in chats etc as they boost your profile and creating friends! Also being yourself is key! Great tips Bexa!

    Liz x

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Thanks so much Liz! 💖 Twitter chats are such a brilliant way to find new friends and being yourself is so important 😍 xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Twitter chats are so much fun, the few I mentioned are great to get started with 💖. Thanks so much for the comment Lindsay, so glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  21. January 18, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Some really great tips there! I love joining in on twitter chats too and I think as well as gaining followers you can also learn a lot from them too

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:52 am

      That’s so true! 💖 Twitter chats are great in so many ways! Thanks so much for the comment Kelly 😘 xx

  22. January 18, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Thank you so much for mentioning the #TeacupClub meetings, it’s absolutely wonderful to see people recommending them! I couldn’t agree more about making your tweets stand out with pics, gifs, and emojis – there really is so much going on on the platform that visibility is everything! Huge well done on smashing 3,000 followers too, I hope your turkey dinosaur dinner is sumptuous hehe!

    Abbey x

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:54 am

      He he, thanks Abbey! 💖 I’m definitely looking forward to the turkey dino dinner 😍. Teacup Club meetings are brilliant – I always really enjoy them and it’s a great way to find new blogs to follow 😘. Thank you for making them happen 💕 xx

  23. January 18, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Some really great tips here – thank you. I have a very small following for the amount of time that I’ve been on Twitter and have absolutely no idea how people get so big so fast! Maybe these are the secrets? My one big problem I have is working evenings makes it hard to engage in chats – I used to love doing the bookblogger chat on a Tuesday, only now I’m standing behind a till at that time. Hopefully soon… Now I’m rambling, but thank you – and I hope your turkey dinosaur dinner is amazing!

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Thanks so much for your comment Lindsey 💖. Finding time to participate in chats is a tough one, keep an eye out though as there is usually something going on everyday ☺️. And thank you – I’m definitely looking forward to the turkey dino dinner 😍 xx

  24. Zoe Jackson
    January 18, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I was reading this nodding along to every tip you listed, it’s awesome and I totally agree with each and every way you’ve listed here.

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:58 am

      Thanks Zoe! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post! 😍 xx

  25. Elise
    January 18, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    Some lovely simple tips! These are very useful and I agree with them all X

    Elise // elssthinks.blogspot.com

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Thanks so much Elise 💖 so glad you liked the tips! 😍 xx

  26. January 18, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    These are some great tips! I do a few of these but I’ve found myself stuck at the same number for about two months now so I’m definitely going to try some of the others and see if it helps, so thanks for that! Also, I absolutely love the look of your blog – it’s so pretty! Xx

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Aw thanks Shauna 💖 that’s so lovely of you. I’m glad you enjoyed the tips too! 😘 xx

  27. January 18, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Oooh you are so right – these really are simple ways to grow! I love the idea of making lists and I’m kicking myself for not having thought of it before. I’ve slowly been trying to use more gifs in my tweets (because who doesn’t?) but I’ll definitely work on that a bit more. Thank you so much for all of these helpful tips!

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Thanks so much Lizzie! 💖 I find lists so handy and use them all the time now ☺️. I’m so glad you found the post helpful 😘 xx

  28. January 18, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Bexa! Bexa! Doll! I love this! I think people forget to engage and mostly be THEMSELVES! Twitter has become my fave app and I’m falling back in love with it and all the fun tweets I come across. I’ve actually been trying to understand what a list is lol so thanks for that! And I didn’t know tweets die that quickly but it makes sense. Tehe I love hat we’re in sync & I peep your comments lol and you & Shaun are so cute…I hope you enjoy your Dino Din, you deserve your following! 💕💕

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Yay! Thanks Lena! 💖 Twitter is definitely my favourite too – it’s such a supportive and fun place 😍. He he, I’m definitely looking for to the turkey dino dinner and aww that’s so lovely of you to say! You are so sweet! 💕 xx

  29. January 18, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    These are so many great tips. I started using twitter in July and and i don’t know why i never did sooner! Twitter chats are a great way to connect and meet new bloggers. 🙂

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:08 am

      Thanks so much Elizabeth! 💖 I do love a good twitter chat, they are so fun! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips 😘 xx

  30. January 19, 2018 / 6:33 am

    Great tips! Hoping I can implement these to my Twitter account.

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Thanks so much for the comment and glad you enjoyed the tips 💖 xx

  31. January 19, 2018 / 10:34 am

    There are some great tips here, Bexa, how kind of you to share them and congratulations on your exponential growth in followers too! I hadn’t thought about lists but that’s something to look into, I always worry I’m missing things from friends because I can’t log on and off as often as I’d like to. I love participating in threads, I’ve found so many lovely new accounts to follow that way, and I used to love the chats but I don’t seem to have time for them at the moment, sob, I shall have to get myself more organised. Looking forward to seeing more of your emojis and gifs in the future! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • January 20, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment Lisa! 💖 Lists are a great way to keep up with everything as the news feed moves so fast and loads get missed 🙈. Threads are such a fab way to find new bloggers too! He he, thanks! I do love a good gif and emoji 💖👌🏻😍 xx

  32. January 19, 2018 / 11:08 am

    Great tips. Don’t overthink it is a good one – I think we’ve all been there, Tweeting something for the sake of it when we don’t really need or want to! People want to see an authentic Twitter account (: xx

    • January 20, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      That’s so true Jenny! 💖 Thanks so much for your comment 😘 xx

  33. January 19, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    😘I overthink my blogging abilities constantly! – so, this is so helpful. Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this in order to help so many of us!😘

    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • January 20, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful Emily! 💖 Keep going! Your blog looks gorgeous! 😘 xx

  34. January 19, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    It’s just so easy to get demotivated! Thanks for your advice. You are so good at it. 🙂 x

    • January 20, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much for the encouraging comment Georgia! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  35. January 21, 2018 / 10:35 am

    I just started Twitter recently 😂 and everything seems new to me. The concept of retweet or making a thread are foreign to me but it is fun meeting new people by joining Bloggers Chat.

    I’m glad that I found you on Twitter.

    x Rasya

    • January 22, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Rasya 💖. Chats are so much fun, it’s so nice to meet you from Twitter 😍 xx

  36. January 22, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Hello there Bexa!
    I loved this post because I am always trying to find new ways to just ump my game in Twitter! Ever since I just participated in threads more and just put myself out there, I feel like it helped!
    Your point of not overthinking it is a great one to always keep remembering because I catch myself trying too hard to make a perfect tweet or do something that I think would do great, and it flops haha!

    Always an inspiration Bexa!
    Thank you!

    • January 23, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Jennifer 💕. Threads are such a great way to find new friends and yeah, overthinking a tweet never turns out well he he 🙈. I’m glad the post was helpful 😘 xx

  37. January 23, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Some great tips Bexa!! We’re relatively new so I know we need to up our gif game haha!! Congrats on the followers!

    Keeley http://www.vibeslifeus.com

    • January 24, 2018 / 6:44 am

      Thanks so much Keeley! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post and yes gifs are so much fun 😄 xx

  38. January 24, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Really enjoyed this post Bexa! It is exactly what I need. Really helpful for a newbie blogger and someone with zero experience on Twitter:) Thank You x

    • January 25, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Thank you for your positivity Stacey 💖 I’m so glad the post was helpful ☺️ if you have any questions I’m always happy to help 😘 xx

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