Have you ever grown tired of seeing a flood of @mentions...@mentions "Thanks for the RT!" on Twitter?
I have to say, it's not the most interesting thing to read.
Even though it's a nice gesture, it doesn't always convey the weight of what a retweet really means to me. It really falls flat in comparison to the real gratitude I feel when I see an RT @mention pop-up on my screen.
My Twitter followers may not always know it, but many times, instead of taking up space in the stream just to say "thank you," I like to go beyond those two simple words.
When I see someone has retweeted or done something to promote a post of mine, I like to return the favor in unexpected ways.
I do it because I want to get to know the people who thought enough of me to follow me on Twitter and tweet my posts. I want them to know that I really care about who they are and what they do. No one can really know you care until they see your actions, so I make it a point, whenever I can, to say thank you in ways that go above and beyond.
Instead of saying "Thank You"... sometimes I...
- Follow back if I'm not already following
- Visit their Twitter profile
- Retweet something noteworthy from their stream
- Visit their blog or website
- Subscribe to their blog
- Comment on a blog post
- Retweet their blog post
- Stumble their blog post
- Vote for their blog post on BlogEngage
- Link to their blog post
These are just a few of the ways I say thank you. It's really all just a good practice for engaging with others on Twitter in general.
What other creative ways could you add to say "thank you" and make your followers feel special?
10 Ways I like to Thank Twitter Followers for Retweets is a post from: We Blog Better. © 2010. Share it freely, but please link back to this source.