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!
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.
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.
Let’s get started!
STEP ONE: Sign in to Twitter;
STEP TWO: In a separate browser window, go to Tweetdeck.com and sign up for a free account;
STEP THREE: Click on “LISTS”;
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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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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