How to Twitter - Part Two

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How to Twitter - Part One gave a brief overview of Twitter, why I use it, and how to get signed up.

In Part Two, we'll move onto setting up your profile. This is important as people look to see if they want to follow you. If you do not have a bio, picture, website etc. I hesitate - so do others. We need to know a little bit first.

So.... you have your username... if you are continuing from sign up, the next screen you will see looks like this:

Twitter Sign up

I personally, never like to use these. I don't like my friends to have to get the notifications :)  However, follow the directions if you chose to. It will search for people in your address book.

So moving right along....

twitter

What are you doing? If you are going to listen to me... you won't do anything yet. However, I know some of you will want to - so go ahead and type something in there if you want. (No one will really read it - cause you aren't following/followed yet - but go ahead if you have to).

Let's click on Settings. Most of the learning I have found on the computer is by "playing" so go ahead and play with all of those tabs in there. After completing each tab, be sure and click SAVE at the bottom.

At the least, set these up:

  • Account Tab: One line bio, location (you can be general), More info URL (if you have a blog - link it up! If not, use another website you have - even ActiveRain).  Note: There is a box called "Protect my Updates" where you will be locked. I have been locked and unlocked. For the beginning, I recommend you are unlocked - people hesitate following people who are blocked because they can not see anything - and you have to approve them. Of course, when you are unlocked - you will have some people request to follow that you will follow up and block later (I'll address this).
  • Device Tab: I highly recommend you do not set this up at this time.
  • Notices Tab: While you are getting started, change the drop-down menu to "All @ replies"
  • Picture Tab: Duh! It does have to be 700K or less, and square is best. (Picnik is awesome for this).  Some people use a picture of themself, others use logos, pets, etc.

You're all set up!  How to Twitter - Part Three is up where you can start learning how to follow and get followed.

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Rainmaker
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Anne Marie Malf
Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals - Yardley, PA
Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA

Hi Kim, thanks for the information I have been one of those reluctant ones to set myself up on Twitter I think because I did really understand it much.  I have had friends here on AR twitter some of my blogs and just never got around to putting myself out there.  Well,  I have officially just set myself up and I appreciate how you outlined the How To's.  Perhaps I will see you there neighbor! ~Anne Marie

Oct 09, 2008 09:36 AM #1
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Brian Belcher
RE/MAX Metro Realty - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for the info. I just signed up and am having a hard time believing that twitter is imprtant for anything, especially in a professional way. It's just very simple in my opinion. BUT, I will keep up with your posts on the subject and maybe be swayed.

Oct 09, 2008 09:36 AM #2
Rainer
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Adriana Steel
WC & AN Miller Realtors (A Long & Foster Co) - Chevy Chase, DC

Thanks for the info Kim. I am still figuring out how to use it. 

Oct 09, 2008 09:37 AM #3
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Richard & Carol DeGrace
1st Colonial Community Bank | Bank - New Jersey - Cherry Hill, NJ
Mortgage Loan Officers NJ 609-209-3700

Kim - thanks for the info.  I'm new to Twitter so maybe you can answer me this.  I've received several "followers" on Twitter and I have no idea how they found me, know me, etc.  How does it benefit someone in CA in car sales to follow me ?  Are they adding me so that hopefully I will add them? 

Oct 09, 2008 09:41 AM #4
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Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

Great tutorial on Twitter Kim!  Or does that make this a "Twitorial"????

Tina in Virginia

 

Oct 09, 2008 09:49 AM #5
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

@AnneMarie - We'll get further real soon!!!  I know once you decide to do it - it's hard to wait... but putting it all on one post would be one of those WAAAAY too long things :) (I've done those)

@Brian - It isn't for everyone, that's for sure. If you only want the business reasons, cause I have many others, I have leads, I've met and connected with locals, and I am closing business as a direct result. 

@Adriana - Good - stay tuned!

@Steve - Next post! Following/Followers why, how you should chose them.  (It's really long for a comment answer :)   Simple answer - if you don't feel like it would be useful - don't follow them.  Does it really matter if they follow you and you don't reciprocate? I don't think so.

Oct 09, 2008 09:51 AM #6
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
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@Tina Thar ya go!!  I should have asked you first.... darn.... Twitorial would have been great!

Oct 09, 2008 09:52 AM #7
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Richard & Carol DeGrace
1st Colonial Community Bank | Bank - New Jersey - Cherry Hill, NJ
Mortgage Loan Officers NJ 609-209-3700

Thanks Kim

Oct 09, 2008 10:09 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Team of Paradigm AdvantEdge - Edmond, OK
Realtor

Oh great, I didn't realize part 2 had already been written!  Looking forward to part 20!

Oct 09, 2008 08:57 PM #9
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Teresa Nelson, John L. Scott Real Estate, Kirkland WA

Wow thanks so much for this help!  I have been trying to figure this blog stuff out for weeks!  I think I made some progress today, finally! 

Oct 09, 2008 10:21 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Buffalo Grove- 350 Half Day Road - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

Thanks for the series, I'm still not sure how it can help you with business.  I will be looking forward to your future blogs

Oct 09, 2008 11:07 PM #11
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC. - Metairie, LA
Homes for Sale Metairie, La.

Kim, thanks for following me. I will sign on and follow you. This is an interesting site.

Oct 10, 2008 12:05 AM #12
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Tom and Sandy Shealy
RE/MAX Main Line - West Chester, PA

It's all in the details. I've been on Twitter a while now and did not have the All @ Replies setting on. Wondering what else I'm missing so heading to Part 3! ...and trying to be more Twitter savvy today. Thanks, Kim!

Oct 10, 2008 11:47 AM #13
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Kim Wood
The Tech Byte - West Chester, PA
Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte

@Ryan - ooooh not sure about 20 :) But there will be more!

@Teresa - GOOD!!!

@Judy - It has helped me!  I will get into more detail soon - you have to know the foundation before you jump in there.

@Frank - Gotcha!

@Sandy - Don't feel bad - it's a newer feature!!! You might not have seen that before :)

Oct 11, 2008 09:15 PM #14
Rainer
7,591
Aaron Bosshardt
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. - Gainesville, FL

Ok. Im ready to get followed! Thats sounds weird.

Nov 13, 2008 08:04 PM #15
Rainer
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Keith Pound
EXIT REALTY CRUTCHER - Louisville, KY
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Ok I'm setting it up and already got one follower...WOW

Jan 15, 2009 10:14 PM #16
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Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Stager, Trainer & EcoProfessional - Oakland, CA

You are my new favorite person,, (except I also have to love Deb on the Web who directed me to you,)love the step by step approach... so far so good...

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