Twitter is a universal community. You say it out loud and it sparks conversation between people who might not even know each other! To the uninitiated, Twitter can be tricky to master. Here are our top 5 do’s and don’ts to tweet your way to the top.

Go Easy On The Hashtags

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Hashtags are useful but when you use too many it can become annoying. A tweet full of hashtags can put people off, and the hashtags take up a lot of your limited 140 characters. If you want people to read your tweet, post the necessary hashtags and move along.

Don’t “Protect Your Tweets”

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Twitter is a place where you can say what you want, when you want. Therefore, there is not point in having your Twitter account private! You want people to hear you and understand what you are saying.  Keep your Twitter account public so others can relate and talk to you.

Using # The Right Way

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Hashtags are tricky to use!  They don’t take spaces, hyphens or any other punctuation mark. Make sure you only use letters and numbers after the # sign so it creates a clickable hashtag.

Do Tweet Often

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If you’re a person who likes to express yourself then you should most definitely tweet! Being involved in the Twitter world lets you speak your mind and be open to listening to others.

Be Willing To Learn

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Read others posts, and become involved in the Twitter community. Posting on your own profile is great but the key is to read other people’s posts too. You can learn a lot from others and can become more involved in areas like politics, pop culture or anything else you’re interested in.

What do you like to tweet about?