Here are 10 sensible alternatives to try:
1. consider the Tweets of others
This is one of the easiest, most obvious things to do. One of the key reasons to follow other people is to listen to what they have to say. Their tweets may be informative, clever, funny, interesting or useful.
Retweeting the tweets not only gives you something to tweet about, but it’s a good way to help foster and build your Twitter relationships. Retweeting someone also gives them credit and shows that you value what they’ve said. You can even check your retweet value on Retweet Rank.
2. Tweet the breaking news
Twitter is now the best source for breaking news. You can follow and monitor major news sources and share breaking news as it happens. For that matter, you can also become the news if you see and tweet something newsworthy.
3. Be a Curator
Even outside breaking news, people find other people’s content just as informative .. and there’s an awful lot of content out there to sift through. Provide a valuable service to the Twitter community in your field or specialty area by acting as a filter or curator
Use relevant hashtags to help others find these tweets.
4. Be Responsive
Since Twitter is a public forum, it’s a nice place to express your appreciation. That may be for someone RT-ing you or sharing something about you or your company–but you may also want to recognize a special customer experience or even a face-to-face interaction.
5. Evaluations, Reviews & Opinions
Checking out the latest gadget, gizmo or app? Many a tweet revolves around evaluations of, flaws found in and fixes for such things.
6. Retweet your old tweet
Don’t be afraid to tweet great content more than once. People forget that with such a large Twitterverse and only so many hours in a day, some of your best content might go unseen.
Similarly, good content has staying power and its relevancy a few months or even years ago might be good to revisit today. Feel free to tweet content multiple times or tweet from the archives. J
7. Think bigger
Are you a deep thinker? You might be surprised to find that people will follow you just to hear your own thoughts–and a handful of folks might even answer. (But get your grammar right.)
8. Entertain people
Your tweets do not need to be all business, all the time. Many tweets contain quotes, song lyrics, trivia, links to entertaining videos and photos or provocative commentary. Just make sure you decide in advance what is appropriate for your brand, and stick to that standard.
9. Tweeting like a Connector
Great “tweeps” help facilitate connections through Twitter. You can do this by specifically introducing tweeps, sending out who-to-follow recommendations (like #FollowFriday), or even shouting out to your new followers.
10. Tweet your business
If you’re tweeting for business, here are just a few ideas to keep things interesting:
- A new company blog post
- Press announcements
- Jobs available
- Events you’re hosting and/or are attending
- Special offers, sales or discounts
So you see, diversity in your tweeting just takes a little imagination. Once you get started, you might find all kinds of other things to tweet about.
This article is originally published in : INC