So you’re on Twitter. You share your latest blog post. Suddenly someone reshares your tweet…
You know the feeling… It’s great when someone appreciates your work, isn’t it?
The question is, “What’s next?”
Maybe you never noticed, I don’t know for sure… There are more levels of saying ‘Thank you’ for that lovely retweet…
Let me reveal the most used ways to thank someone on Twitter.
Using the proper etiquette will help you move one step further on the way to becoming a Twitter superstar…
Now let’s see what other people are doing after you reshare their content. Open your eyes and choose the style that fits your personality and your goals…
Noob Style: Expressing Your Gratitude for the Retweet
The newbies are social, they say “Thank you,” and they even wish the others a nice day. After some minutes, hours, or days, they waste even more time… They check your tweets and if they find something appropriate for their followers, they’ll retweet your content.
However, they don’t get anything back in exchange of their time. If you want to become a guru, don’t do it. Focus on the next advanced ways of thanking…
Advanced Style: Link Sneaking
The advanced tweeps don’t bother to check your tweets and return the favor. However, they waste their time too. Writing so many words… “thanks so much for the share.” Just figure out how many things you can do instead of writing so many words… The most advanced tweep, the one closer to the next level, has found the solution: each and every tweet includes the link to their blog. Smart social media marketing, isn’t it?
Here’s a quote from the timeline of the same tweep featured in the image above: “Nothing is worse than active ignorance” – Goethe. It fits perfectly! Beware! Learn! Of course that the quote was followed by blogger’s link. The same link included in each and every other tweet I’ve seen on that timeline. Stylish!
Expert Style: Retweet It! It’s Your Own Priceless Content
Experts save their time. Why wasting it for no reason by sending a mention? They only retweet your tweet that includes the link to their content.
You get a valuable retweet for a content that isn’t yours, they share one more time their content. Everybody wins, right?
Superstar Style: …
[Here’s an image that displays the superstars’ way of saying ‘Thank you’. Don’t you see it? Well, don’t panic. There’s no pic!]
The superstars write great content. Always. The others are the little guys. If you’re a little guy who shares the content of a superstar, YOU should say thank you.
You’ve got the opportunity to share great content with your followers.
You’ve got the opportunity to drive traffic to a superstar’s website.
You’ve got the opportunity to help a superstar make more money.
Don’t even dare to ask for more. You’ve got enough! You should say thank you!
Disclaimer: The content of this blog post does not constitute professional advice on any subject matter. The article is a satire. I hope you had fun. Maybe you even learned something… But only if you’ve read the rankings the other way around ;-)
To Your Twitter Success!
P.S. Actually there’s one more way to say thank you: don’t do anything but use the “Favorite” option. Easy, clean, not wasting time, not giving anything. I didn’t find a proper classification for this style – maybe you’ll help me by posting a comment below. Anyway, if you combine it with an expert-style retweet… it works like a charm!
P.P.S. I’m a noob, sorry. I’ll never be a superstar. If you want to follow me on Twitter, beware… I share noob-style internet marketing tips. You have been warned!