In this post, you will discover how to add yourself to twitter lists that are created by you to reach and engage more people. Read More at

A Twitter Hack That You Don’t Want to Forget

Getting people to engage with you on social media is not easy. Luckily for you, Twitter Lists can help. In this post, you will discover how to add yourself to twitter lists that are created by you to reach and engage more people.

If you’re not familiar with Twitter lists. Check out my blog post from last week. I wrote about the benefits, strategies, and steps of making effective Twitter lists. And, if you are not already using Twitter Lists you should be!

By now, you have created a handful of valuable Twitter lists. But, what if you’ve made a list that you think you should be included on? Presently, Twitter does not allow you to add yourself to your own lists. However, I have found a Twitter hack that will get around this, which is Tweetdeck!

In this post, you will discover how to add yourself to twitter lists that are created by you to reach and engage more people. Read More at

Why Add Yourself

Before adding yourself to your own Twitter lists, we must first understand why we ought to even consider it.
The simple answer is exposure.

It is essential that you add yourself to the lists you create. Therefore, when people follow your lists, they end up following you and your tweets too.

For example, take this “Lethbridge” list (shown below) that I had compiled to keep up with local followers; Not only does it help me keep up to date with what is happening in my city, there are 6 other individuals that are keeping tabs by subscribing to it as well.

When you add yourself to your own list, your tweets will also appear on that list, helping your tweets gain more exposure to the people that subscribe to your list.

Lethbridge Twitter List

Tweetdeck to the Rescue

As mentioned above, you can add yourself to your own Twitter list with the help of TweetDeck.

What is Tweetdeck?

TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for management of Twitter accounts. Like other Twitter applications, it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles.

TweetDeck is currently available at or the Mac App store.

Let’s get started!

STEP ONE: Sign in to Twitter;
STEP TWO: In a separate browser window, go to and sign up for a free account;
STEP FOUR: Click on the list you want to add yourself to;
STEP FIVE: Click on “EDIT”;
STEP SIX: Enter your Twitter handle in the search box and when you profile displays click on the “+” to add yourself to your own Twitter List;
STEP SEVEN: Check your LIST on your Twitter Profile and you should be in that LIST.

Consequently, the process is a little intricate but not that difficult. Twitter stopped allowing it on the regular client, so maybe this trick won’t be around forever. Set up your lists now and you’ll be sorted!


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Your Turn

Now when you share the list link with people, it will include you. Lists are a valuable tool for Twitter accounts so use them properly and you will reap the rewards.

What do you think? Have you ever added yourself in twitter list? Please share your thoughts & opinions in the comment box below. I would love to hear from you.

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44 Replies to “A Twitter Hack That You Don’t Want to Forget”

  1. Great tips! I had no idea that work around existed!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    1. Thanks for the comments, Alaya! Twitter is by far my favourite social media platform. Feel free to ask me any questions or follow me at @rdigout

    1. That’s too bad! Where I live a lot of people are still unsure how to use Twitter. What I love about Twitter is that you can have meaningful conversations with anyone around the world.

    1. Thanks for commenting and stopping by Nicole! Twitter is by far my favourite social media platform. Feel free to ask me any questions or follow me at @rdigout

  2. I did not know this about twitter lists. I too have been added to some but have never created any of my own. Ill have to give it a try when I get some free time!

    1. Thanks for commenting and stopping by Jenny! Twitter is by far my favourite social media platform. Feel free to ask me any questions or follow me at @rdigout

  3. I totally need to sit down and figure out Twitter. I have never heard of a Twitter list! I am probably missing out on potential followers. Thank you for opening my eyes to what I am missing.

  4. I love twitter lists! I never thought about the fact that it doesn’t include the maker of the list on the list. That’s so silly of Twitter. They should definitely allow this. It truly is a great marketing tool to be able to be on your own list. I’ll have to look into Tweetdeck.

  5. I use lists on Twitter but it seems that lately people do not want to be put on lists. I am not sure why. I look at being put on a list as being someone they really want to keep up with. Thanks for the Tweetdeck hack. I don’t really use Tweetdeck so I will have to try it out. I use Hootsuite and Buffer.

    1. ohhh, sorry to hear that you are having troubles with adding people to your Twitter lists. I haven’t come across that as of yet. Perhaps changing the name of the Twitter list so it sounds like it’s fun and special to be put on that list. For example, the people I engage with the most are on my “Amazing Content Creators” It’s a small list of only 34 members…but every time I add a person they are so surprised and happy to be put on the list. Maybe give that a try?

  6. I can’t remember what site I used but I added myself to a Twitter list no bother. I wasn’t aware you couldn’t do it within Twitter itself. #AnythingGoes

    1. The silly things that we’re not able to do on Twitter – like edit our own Tweets or adding ourselves to our own Twitter lists.

    1. Do you think this is something that you will try in the future? Twitter is by far my favourite social media platform. Feel free to ask me any questions or follow me at @rdigout

    1. Great to hear that you see the value of using Twitter lists. This will take your Twitter up another notch!! 🙂

  7. This is really informative. I use Twitter lists on an account I do as a side project, but haven’t thought of adding myself to any of them. I guess I should do it asap.

    1. It’s a neat little hack that I recently learned and thought it might help others too.Let me know if you have any difficulties.

  8. Thanks for sharing this. I’m saving your post from last week. I am on a few list but I really have no idea what they are and how they are used. Truly appreciate your articles

    1. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the post and found it informative. As mentioned in this post, I would be lost without Twitter lists. I am much more comfortable using Twitter than other social media platform.

  9. This is very cool! I have always wondered what those twitter lists were. I definitely am going to start considering it and plan a time to start some! Thank you for sharing this hack!

    1. Happy to hear that you Twitter lists can be helpful to you. I think Twitter lists is one of those little known Twitter tools to most people.

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