Advice for independent artists: How not to use Twitter

Open Mic UK gives advice on how not to use Twitter to avoid losing followers.

TwitterKnowing how to use Twitter and how not to use Twitter is very important for social media use today. Below are some things to avoid so that you don’t lose your followers and fan base on Twitter and keep people interested in you!

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  • Don’t try to sell constantly

As a singer it’s obvious that you want to sell your EP or demos but trying to sell them through your Twitter so often can have a negative impact. Of course you should use Twitter to sell, but not to the point where it’s becomes irritating.

  • Don’t be too formal

It’s your Twitter account, it has to reflect you. So be real with your followers, don’t be too formal, your followers didn’t follow you because they wanted to see the business person side of you. If you find something funny or you have a funny picture, post it. Followers are more likely to interact with more informal posts as you become more approachable.

  • Don’t retweet too often

As a singer you understand other singers who want to make it big like you, and as a show of support you can retweet the link to their EP for example. However, if you retweet too often you run the risk of people forgetting who you are and why they follow you.

  • Don’t tweet all the time

You know what it’s like when you’ve got that one person you follow that tweets every 5 minutes about things no one’s too bothered about. You’ve got to avoid being that person. It’s irritating as a follower to see, so to maintain your following tweet regularly but not to the expense of your fans.

  • #Don’t #Overuse #Hash #Tags

One of Twitter’s unique selling points was their hash tag (#) idea. It’s a good way to keep track of trends and to promote things online. However using hash tags in every tweet, more than once, is something that annoys many people on Twitter.

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