I’ve been a Twitter user for a number of years and have become addicted to finding good quotes for Twitter! In this article I’ll share why I use quotes and sayings on Twitter, how I do it and I’ll even share some of my favourites for you to use.
If you follow me on Twitter (@Blogcoaching101) you’ll realise that I like to share different quotes and interesting facts. There’s a couple of reasons why I do this.
When I started using Twitter, I had no idea what to say. I didn’t want to tweet about what I ate for lunch, and I didn’t want to fill my feed up with spammy links.
I was also aware that I needed a balance in my Twitter feed – if I was going to post links to either my own blog or articles from others, I’d need to balance that out with tweets that didn’t contain any links.
This is a personal preference. I’m not sure how Twitter assesses Twitter feeds and whether they consider a feed that only tweets links to be more spammy than one that doesn’t.
I remember realising that if I tweeted some quotes or sayings it would help balance out my feed.
Also, if the content of my tweets were interesting, I’d have a greater chance of being re-tweeted by my followers.
So there were two benefits – a more balanced Twitter feed, and the chance of more re-tweets.
Where To Find Quotes For Twitter?
The next challenge was where to find good quotes for Twitter? Remember, you only have 140 characters to use on Twitter and, if you want to have your stuff re-tweeted, you’ll probably only want to use up around 110 characters.
First of all, I searched online for quotes. There are a number of websites that provide a wide range of quotes on various topics. I have a Twitter account in the finance niche, and I was very quickly able to find around 30 quotes relevant to my target market.
I then copied each quote into a Notepad file.
Next up I bought (and borrowed) a couple of books of quotes and wrote out the ones I wanted to use, adding these to the NotePad text. Your local library could be could resource for this.
Crazy Facts For Twitter
A year or so ago I remember thinking “If people like reading quotes on Twitter, why wouldn’t they like to read crazy facts?”
I’d just bought a book with all sorts of random facts in it, so I started adding some of them to my Twitter Quotes Text in NotePad.
Here’s a random sample:
A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
A rat can survive without water longer than a camel.
A dolphin sleeps with one eye open.
A crocodile cannot stick is tongue out.
A blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
I’ve used all of these quotes in my Twitter accounts and they’ve all been re-tweeted at one stage or another. Remember, the advantage of being re-tweeted is that your account is now seen by all of that person’s followers. As a result, some of them may choose to follow you.
Would you like to give it a try. Click the button in the box below to tweet the interesting fact.
Click here to re-tweet this fact
How To Use Your Twitter Quotes
There are a couple of ways to add these quotes and facts to your Twitter feed.
The most simple way is to do it manually. Just open your NotePad file, select a random line, copy it and then paste it into your Twitter account to post it.
This is effective if you’re on Twitter regularly, and want to have control over what gets tweeted.
Another way to do it is to use a tool like Hootsuite. Hootsuite has the ability to enable you to schedule tweets to be sent at a later date.
Here’s the screen for Hootsuite’s Bulk Schedule Updater.
This works ok as long as you’re prepared to put your tweets into a csv file, and manually add the date and time for the tweets to be sent.
I don’t use this option because I want to use something that’s as automated as possible. I know this will upset some people, but I’m comfortable automating some aspects of my Twitter usage.
I use a tool called TweetAdder to manage some aspects of my twitter accounts. Its tweet scheduler is one of its strong features.
Here’s a screenshot of TweetAdder.
Without going into too much detail, there are a couple of reasons why this tool works well.
- Firstly, you can bulk upload your tweets as a .txt (notepad) file. All you need are the tweets in the file.
- You can determine how often the text is posted, and how many tweets you want to make each day.
- Finally, you can post in random order and mark the tweets are recurring. This means that TweetAdder will pick one random tweet and tweet it according to the schedule you’ve set. Once it’s been tweeted, the particular tweet remains in the list and can be used again.
Of course, you don’t have to just tweet quotes etc – you can also promote old blog posts, products etc.
TweetAdder works will for me and makes it easy to tweet good quotes for Twitter via multiple Twitter accounts. You can download a demo to get a better understanding of how it works. Click Here for the TweetAdder demo.
Here Are Some Good Quotes For Twitter
Over the past years I’ve amassed a pretty big text file with all sorts of quotes and weird facts that I use as quotes on Twitter. Here are some of the quotes I use.
These are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others. Groucho Marx
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours. Benjamin Disraeli
When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. Henry J Kaiser
A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car. Kenneth Tynan
A classic is a book that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. Mark Twain
I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly. Steven Wright
If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? Steven Wright
There are a thousand excuses for failure but never a good reason – Mark Twain
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
Slugs have 4 noses.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
Cats cannot taste sweet things.
Statistically you are more likely to be attacked by a cow than a shark.
Hope you like these quotes. Feel free to add them to your own Notepad file and use them on Twitter. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@Blogcoaching101).
Please, share your thoughts below. Do you have good quotes for Twitter of your own that you use and want to share here? Do you think that this strategy will work for you?
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