Twitter is not dead.
In fact, it works it’s way into many social media marketing strategies — for good reason!
Sure, you may have an account, but it’s not really monitored or used.
Why not and what’s this have to do with first tweet ideas?
After this post, you’ll have even less of an excuse not to use your account.
But coming up with your first Tweets can be nerve-wracking. You’re thinking that it has to be profound, or deep, etc.. But it really doesn’t.
Researching this post, I was curious about my own first tweet…I found it.
Not the worst, I guess. Others are better and others…are hilarious like this one.
(Source) A first Tweet from Football pro Demaryius Thomas.
If you’re a startup at any stage or a business (or anyone else on Twitter), we’re here to give you ideas. Even if you already have a handful of tweets and don’t know where to go from there.
There are first tweet ideas here for you.
31 First Tweet Ideas
1 A behind-the-scenes video of your office or studio to show people where you work.
2 Pictures of your actual staff working (not like a stock image).
(Something like this.)
3 Tease updates or upcoming releases. We used this tactic before our big update.
4 Do a giveaway to announce your new Twitter account (may help gain followers).
5 Show how you (or your products) work.
Don’t tweet out a landing page trying to sell something.
But do tweet things that make you and your company seem personable.
6 Ask a question related to your industry, using hashtags.
7 Ask people to follow you!
8 Ask questions. Not just a general question, but a specific one to specific people to start a conversation.
9 Maybe your first round of tweets shouldn’t be public. Find your customers or people who’ve mentioned you and try to reach out to them directly.
10 Some of your first tweets should be interactions with other tweets. They Tweet, you reply.
11 Tell someone thank you.
12 Or happy birthday.
13 Even happy anniversary (with your company). Either an employee or customer.
14 Run an offer or discount to celebrate your startup, or even just your Twitter account.
15 Use the trending section to find something that is popular, preferably loosely related to what you do and tweet about it.
16 #MarketingMonday with a great marketing tip.
17 #TechTuesday where you share a tool or piece of tech that you love or use regularly.
18 #WackyWednesday (If I told you something to do here, it wouldn’t be wacky, but if you’re not ready for that you can go with something like #wisdomwednesday.)
19 #ThoughtfulThursday since you’re a startup and may not have much to “throwback”.
20 #FridayFun show you or you team doing something that’s fun!
21 #SaturdayShoutout to one of your customers, users, employees or anyone that deserves it.
22 #StartupSunday…Come on.
23 Tweet a cheesy “dad joke”, or a really funny pun. These do surprisingly well on Twitter.
24 Quote someone. Either in your industry, a thought leader or even a sitcom. Based on the tone you want for your account.
Don’t just do retweets.
Those aren’t nearly as effective anymore. But you can send out so much content that you didn’t have to come up with.
25 Content that’s related to your products/services — like a realtor sharing a great blog from Zillow about the local area.
26 Get in a fight. O.k., don’t do that, but you can push back or ask pertinent, polite questions with someone you disagree with. Great way to kick things off :).
27 The one word, or short phrase. Twitter themselves have been experimenting with these lately.
28 Conduct a poll. Could be a great way to ask for content followers would like to see.
29 Show when you’re “off” work. Like what you do when you’re not in the office.
30 Show when you’re “on” work. Like taking a business trip. People love watching people get on airplanes for some reason.
31 Find someone who’s talked about you (good or bad) and answer them back publicly via Twitter — maybe even with a video.
There you have it — all of the first tweet ideas I could think of, at the moment.
In the end, you should just start tweeting.
Pay attention to what you’re saying, but don’t be afraid of it. Happy Tweeting.