Welcome to my new feature called Wednesday Wing where I’ll be
passing on observations, tips and information to readers I’ve made a note of.
Today I’m passing on a tip about maximising the “Thank You” message.
This post is bound to cause controversy!
Let me ask you a question….when you see a tweet about your blog post or book or product do you thank the tweeter in a separate tweet or think “Great! Here is an opportunity for marketing”?
When another person sends you a “Thanks for sharing” tweet how does it make you feel? Appreciated? Do you reply?
When your twitter feed is filled by “Thanks for sharing” tweets, what is your attention span for them? I see these as wasted Tweets, “Nice” but fairly ineffectual.
Now let’s look at this again
Thanking people is GREAT we all like to feel appreciated BUT how about these options….(keep thinking about all your marketing potentials)
First there is the new Twitter feature which asks if you want to “Add a comment” of your own before retweeting – why not USE this to make sure there is a link for other readers back to your blog post/review/book/article.
Or send your “Thanks for sharing” with a little more like thanks for sharing your review of my book and add a link to the book on Amazon or the review post.
Or thank the tweeter this way; go to their twitter page, perhaps follow them and then share a different tweet from their list.
I always the re-tweet and click the favourite button to show that I appreciate someone’s tweet on my behalf, but I rarely write empty “Thank you” tweets.
Did you know that if you add a dot before the @ (.@) when using a tweeter’s name other readers can eavesdrop on your conversation and may find it interesting. This is also useful when “Thanking” others and using your tweet to fuller potential.
So what do you do to thank people?
Here are links to all previous Wednesday Wing Posts.
May 6th 2015 – Checking your WordPress is linked to your Twitter helps others share your posts http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7L2
May 13th 2015 – Writer’s Craft books by Rayne Hall full of REALLY useful tips http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Ma
May 20th 2015 – Hyperlinks, Short links and Linkys http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Rl
May 27th 2015 – Making your post titles easy to share on Twitter to maximise views. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7SA
June 17th 2015 – Creating Twitter pics that fit http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Y4
June 24th 2015 – Creating a slideshow on WordPress http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Yo
July 1st 2015 – Getting the most out of Google+ posts http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7YM
July 8th 2015 – Automated Tweets, LOVE ‘EM or HATE ‘EM? make use of them http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Za
July 15th 2015 – What’s Your Book Genre? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84S
July 22nd 2015 – Should you write dreams into your work? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84Q
July 29th 2015 – What can I read in the first 10% of your book? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84W
August 5th 2015 – Dialogue – he/she said http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-87T
August 12th 2015 – Creating Twitter Lists – http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8ck