Give Thanks On Twitter

How thankful are you on Twitter for every Retweet? Do you say it? Do you tell people that you appreciate the tweets they did to help you promote your content?

If the answer is no, then why not? Saying thanks on Twitter can be very therapeutic and at the same time beneficial for your business.

Plus, it only takes a few minutes every day to check your account to thank people. It is a great thing to do when you really don’t feel like getting out of bed first thing in the morning. Or when you are on the train in the middle of traffic. Perhaps when you just have 2 minutes to give thanks at some point during the day.

You will be amazed and pleased with the relationships you build.

The truth is that an attitude of gratitude matters more on Twitter then it does on other networks where you can hide behind images and videos. Instead, Twitter is a constant stream of content. The way you get ahead of your competition is that you care more about your network than anyone else does. 

Three Ways To Develop An Attitude of Gratitude on Twitter

First, thank as many people as possible who retweet and favorite your content. An average blog post on this site gets somewhere between 50-100 retweets. While that is not monumentally large, I can thank the vast majority of people who share my content on Twitter.

Thank people whenever possible for sharing your information. The more you can do that, the more they want to share it in the future.

It is a simple law of nature that we want to reciprocate for other people’s kindness.

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Second, find random ways to thank people. Tit for tat thanking is always good. Be grateful for what you have. However, if you just thank people who helped you then, you do not get the full benefit of using Twitter.

It is amazing how much you can do for someone on this social network. Follow, retweet, and share your connections content.

Then look to retweet and help others on Twitter who did not ask for your help. Maybe afterwards, you can comment on their blog post and mentioned you found them on Twitter.

Let them know that what they do matters to others.

Third, mention them to your followers. Sometimes the best way to say thanks is to share the love with others. How often have you found some amazing person online and just wanted to shout about how cool they are to the entire world.

Today is Friday. Friday is traditionally known as #FollowFriday or #FF on Twitter. That is where you can give shout outs to people you admire on Friday. It is a great way to help others get a following on the site.

How will you say thanks on Twitter?

So, my spiel is complete! You know it is time to give thanks to others on Twitter. The only question is how will you do that on your account? Will you retweet someone? Will you favorite their post?   Shoot me a tweet or post a comment below, so we know your secret to saying thanks on Twitter. 

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  1. Andy I am huge on thanking as many as tweeters as possible after they RT my stuff. I pop in 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes to individually thank folks. It just feels right and you make strong points too. Hey it’s just good karma! Thanks for mentioning that RB guy’s handle up top too, he’s always chatting on twitter lol.

    Ryan

    • Ryan,

      Your welcome on the handle! He seems like a positively chatty Tweeter! 🙂

      I go in once or twice a day to thank people. For me, this is a batching thing. Or, if I am on the train it is good to pass the time.

      Thanks!

      Andy

  2. Hi Andy,

    Thank you! 🙂

    I described my view on this topic in my satire “4 Ways to Thank for a Retweet. From Noob to Superstar.” My favorite way of saying thank you for a retweet is reciprocating – if possible and appropriate – and sharing retweeter’s content. It’s way much more than a simple “thanks.”

    Adrian

    PS. A word of caution: By “retweeter’s content” I don’t understand my content shared by that retweeter. That’s a way of saying thank you that I really dislike and actually don’t consider a thank you.

    • Adrian,

      Reciprocating is always a great way of saying thanks as well! Just retweeted your 4 Ways to Thanks a Retweet!

      Appreciate your insights about retweeters content.

      Andy