How Many Times Should You Tweet Your Messages or Blog Post?
I have been wondering how many times I should tweet to stay “engaged” with my followers and social media friends. I’ve also wondered “How often should I link to my own Blog or website”?
I did a lot of reading and plan to test this to determine if I should be on a Tweet Schedule. Right now I am not, but know many social media experts who recommend scheduled timing.
In researching this I ran across an article “How Many Times Should You Tweet Your Blog Post?” The blogger was concerned that more than once a day might offend his followers. Let’s see. 24 hours in a day; most folks aren’t glued to Twitter all day. So what are the odds that followers would be on at the exact moment your once per day Tweet came streaming by?
I appreciate that the writer did not want to overwhelm his audience and totally agree with that concept. Still, it seems to me that he has missed a huge point of what folks call Multiple-Tweets. There are Twitter-ers who send a slew of messages one after the other in a STRING. And yes, it’s annoying. I space mine out. If I send more than 1 message with a link to a new blog post daily, I try to re-write the Tweet, perhaps using a different sentence from the blog post, and always with good separation of time.
The blogger mentioned that if potential followers check out your Profile they wouldn’t want to see multiple tweets with the same message or link. My guess is that they wouldn’t want to see them in a string. You are tweeting about various topics and opinions, aren’t you? Also make sure you mix up your tweets with re-tweets of good information you find on Twitter and send replies you want to share to folks you follow.
Recently I’ve been wondering if chopping up the day might be the way to go on Tweets about my own links – early, noonish, just after work, later in evening. And try to scatter resource posts, re-tweets and replies during the day.
How do you time your Tweets and topics?