7 Things to Tweet When You Run Out of Inspiration

Every now and then we all experience a little writer’s block. The other day I frustratingly typed “help me write” into the Spotify search bar, hoping it would give me a playlist that would break down my mental walls. Thankfully it did! Apparently, I’m not the only one with this issue. It’s pretty normal to get writer’s block if you have to write a lengthy article or a post, but have you ever faced a hard time writing shorter pieces – like a tweet?

If you’re in charge of social media or one of your tasks is generating a million tweets a minute, then you probably know what I mean. You’re staring at your screen, trying to construct a witty sentence, searching for the right words and also include that CTA within those 280 characters. Many a time, even experienced writers find themselves struggling to coin the right message.

The UK’s second most popular social network, Twitter, is a dynamic realm of opinions, news, and so much more. Behind the hashtags, memes and trending topics, there are masterminds creating content that resonate with millions of different people.

Wendy’s is a great example of a company that has mastered Twitter. They were one of the first brands to engage with their followers in an unconventional way. Their responses to Twitter users who comment on their food/brand/competition is full of razor-sharp wit and humour. If you haven’t seen their tweets yet, then you should – they’re bound to make you laugh. However, I bet the people at Wendy’s also struggle every now and then to find something witty to say.

So we bring to you 7 ways you can engage your Twitter followers when you are in need for inspiration:

Ask Questions

A classic way to engage your followers is to ask them questions. Throw in something that makes them think or lets them respond to you. Example: #CventCONNECTEurope is right around the corner! Have you registered yet?

 

Use Fun Facts and Quotes

Be thoughtful and show a personable side to your Twitter. Share quotes about life, humanity, travel… anything! Also throw in some fun facts — people love reading and sharing them. Your followers will retweet or favourite something they found thought-provoking.

 

Throw in a Funny Joke or Meme

Don’t shy away from being funny or relatable. Who doesn’t love a good joke? But stay appropriate and make sure what you’re sharing is not offensive.

 

Ask for Feedback!

Twitter is the perfect place to get quick responses. Ask your followers what they think about you, your products, or anything else that is relevant.

Tweet Pictures

Use pictures to show behind-the-scenes action, pictures of your team, or any interesting news to brighten up your followers’ feeds.

 

Respond to Your Followers

Let your followers know that you see what they say! This helps them feel heard and encourages them to establish a relationship with you.

RT for X, Fav for Y

Another thing trending right now is “Retweet for X, Favourite for Y”. People are using this as a chance to poll their followers and also get some free and effortless PR. This simple poll will have people hitting one of the two buttons on your tweet all day.

If you’re looking for other ways to amp up your social media strategy, check out this post.


Written by Amrutha Sarayu