7 Twitter Tips For Beginners

by Sushant Risodkar · 44 comments

Twitter is nothing new. But it sure is the ‘new craze’. Everyone has a twitter account. Celebrities, bloggers, the president, you, and me. Being something different than most of the social sites out there makes most beginners get confused on how to use it. If you are ready to jump into Twitter, but don’t know how to get started then this article may help you.

So this blog post will concentrate on a few tips for the new tweeters.

1. Use Those 140 Characters Effectively

You’re limited to 140 characters in every tweet. So use them effectively. Use shorthand codes (LOL, AFK, BRB, etc). There’s nothing wrong with using them on twitter. And also do not post full URLs. Post shortened ones. Of course they automatically get shortened when posted, but while posting, they DO take up characters. So use sites like IS.GD to shorten your URLs.

2. Don’t Follow Every Jack and Jill

Those who primarily engage in twitter to market their blogs, will often be interested in increasing the number of followers they have. One of the often recommended ways of getting a good following is to follow every XYZ user in the hopes they’ll follow you back. Quite frankly… this is pointless. You’d rather have 100 followers who share your interests as opposed to 1000 followers who are not interactive and not concerned.

3. Plain English, Please

Shorthand codes are just fine. But please don’t experiment with weird stuff every time and again. It tends to tick people off. Not every tweet of yours has to be a mystery and puzzle. Plain English does the task just as good!

4. Re-Tweet… With Thanks To Original Tweeter

Sure you can copy others’ tweets. But be ethical and credit them for it. So when you decide to copy someone’s tweet, do it with a @name (where ‘name’ is their twitter username) preceding the tweet.

5. Don’t Look Blindly… Search Instead

You can also search for your friends or specific twitter users (celebs, etc). Just use search.twitter.com.

6. Share Pictures On Twitter

Bet you weren’t aware of this, were you? 😉 . Using services such as twitpic.com you can upload and share pictures on your twitter account in your tweets. Sometimes, the pictures speak better than 140 characters would. Not to forget that they also add variety to your tweets every once in a while.

7. Model Successful Tweeters

Truth is, sometimes you need to look at the successful tweeters and see how they’re doing things. You don’t have to copy them in every aspect. Just look at them and how they do things. That should help you deduce where you’re probably going wrong and what you need to improve on.


Tweeting may seem very easy for everyone. But if you are using Twitter as a medium of marketing/promoting/making friends, then these tips as a Twitter Beginner will help you in it. Well, Are you using Twitter? If yes, did you used any stratergy while tweeting? Would you like to share any twitter tip which will help a beginner? Do so by commenting below.

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KreCi January 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

You got all truth about twitter. Marketing your tweets to people that follow you because of some extra website gaining followers is really pointless. I do not have as many followers yet but I really see quality difference when someone retweet my tweets (sometimes 10 000 followers gives me just a few click and from someone with 1000 followers I get 50-100 clicks). Quality does matter!
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Jijo January 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Thanks for the Tips. Sharing pictures in Twitter is really an awesome technique.
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M Chaaban January 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

From my experience, It is quality that matters when following people on twitter. Try to pick who u follow and it is better if they have the same interests as yours.
No one follows you forever, so you have to follow those who follows you so that you keep them as your followers.

Plain English, Please.

It depends on which native language u have and the language of the majorty of your followers.

By they I am still a beginner at twitter.
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Jack January 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Yeah, I think this tips very helpful for beginners
I used twitter 2 months ago, but now have only 600 followers 🙁

digga January 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Twitter can be your friend, just remember to do everyone a favor and don’t spam (’cause it gets really tiring, real quick 😉
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Andaz January 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Hey right now i m not a member of twitter but after reading these tips i think i can join twitter now and use is completely. Thanks for these tips.

Andrew February 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Very nice basic info. Everyone has to start somewhere and this is a nice foundation to build off of. Keep tweetin’!
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George Suarez September 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

All the points you’ve stressed upon are completely true. 140 is not less but there are times when I feel its just too less to deliver my opinion 🙂 Also I completely agree with the use of flowery words because not all understands those words so better deliver our opinions in plain English which people can understand.

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