Organize Your Twitter Clutter

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Calfornia Realty

Brian has posted some very useful tips for using Twitter. I also like using Posterous. Have any of you had good results with Posterous yet?

Original content by Bryan Bowles


Using Twitter for the first time can be very, very confusing.  At first, it seems like there are a million conversations going on at once… well, there are.  The trick to organizing and getting the most out of Twitter is in  using Lists.


Here are a few things you can use Twitter Lists for, and how they’ll help.


Dividing Up the Tweeters


If you’re like me, you probably follow 100+ people. Try dividing them up by using lists, either by relationships, topics, or whatever you’d like. (clients, realtors, technology, news, etc.). You’ll still have a very cluttered news feed, but by looking at your lists, you’re feed will be sorted and you’ll be able to sort out what news/updates you want much more efficiently.


A ‘To Follow’ List


If you’re launching a new real estate marketing campaign, a great first step is to start making connections by finding people to follow.  The best way to find people to follow is by starting a private list and adding accounts I would like to follow as you find them. Then, when you start following accounts from the ‘To Follow’ list, do so gradually over several days. This allows you to ramp up gradually, without appearing to be a spammer or a bot.


Follow without following


Ever encounter a person or feed that you want to follow, but you just can’t bring yourself to do so? Well, even though that would probably be considered stalking in the real world… don’t worry, it’s okay in Twitter world.  Simply create a list for those feeds, without following them.  Then after a few days, or weeks, you can ditch them if their feed isn’t worth following… or, follow.


Lists Will Serve as Reminders


Ever look at a person you follow and wonder why the heck you started following him/her in the first place? By creating lists by topic, relationship, or using some criteria, you could know right away that @JeepJoe7 is your second cousin twice removed on your mom’s side from Maine, and that @MsPickyPants is a client you worked with for 8 months before finding her the perfect 2 bed condo.  @JeepJoe7 could be in a List called ‘Friends & Family’, and @MsPickyPants could be in list called ‘Clients’.


This is just brushing surface of using Twitter Lists.  People have gotten very creative with Lists, and have used them for things far beyond just sorting.  How are you using lists to help out your Twitter campaigns?


By the way, you can follow me there @ReatlyPlug - Hopefully, I can make one of your Lists!


Bryan Bowles
Founder of RealtyPlug

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Comments (2)

Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

I've needed this.  I am so darn sporadic with Twitter (which means that I'm a nobody).  Good tips here!  Thanks.

Aug 29, 2011 06:00 AM
Amy Robinson
London Pierce Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor, Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale

I am in desperate need of some twitter help.  Thanks for the post but I need more LOL...I just started my twitter page and hopefully I get the hang of it.

Aug 29, 2011 06:42 AM