Twitter Fitness Program: 10 Day Challenge

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Twitter Fitness Program

 
 
This Twitter Fitness Program assumes you have a Twitter account and a minimal working knowledge of Twitter and are ready to take the next step to become a shredded Twitter Power User!

USE THE HASHTAG #twitterfitness

Fit Test

Any good fitness program requires that you measure where you are before starting up; this is no exception. Make note of your current stats:

Follower Count
How many followers do you currently have?
Following Count
How many users are you currently following?
Tweet Count
How many tweets have you tweeted so far?
Member of List Count
How many lists are you listed on?
Klout Score
Head to Klout.com sign in with Twitter and get your score.
 

DAY 1 – Monday

Flush

Most diets will have you go through your cupboards and toss all your junk food. We’ll need to do that with your Twitter account as well.

Profile Settings

  1. Profile Picture
  2. Your profile picture says a lot about you. Make sure it’s saying what you want.

  3. Name
  4. Use your actual name. You want people to find you when they Google your name.

  5. Location
  6. Put your city and state.

  7. Website
  8. Put the URL to your blog. If you don’t have one use the url to your Facebook or Linkedin.

  9. Bio
  10. Use third person when describing yourself and be sure to type your name in the bio. This will also help for Google results. Be sure to give potential followers a reason to follow you. Give them an idea of what you might be tweeting about.

  11. Facebook
  12. If you have a Facebook it can be nice to link them to save time. However this is really meant for casual users. Twitter and Facebook are different beasts and what will make you a Power User on Twitter will make you an annoying jerk on Facebook. So what I’m saying is keep this feature turned off while on the Twitter Fitness Program.

Email Notifications

  1. Activity on you and your Tweets
  2. Check mark all of these. You are in extreme growth mode. You need to be notified when someone is interacting with you so you can respond and engage.

  3. Activity from your network
  4. These settings are up to you.

  5. Updates from Twitter
  6. These settings are up to you.

Design

  1. Change Your Background – Use themealon
  2. or

  3. Use Custom Background

Apps

  1. Revoke
  2. Get rid of any apps you allowed access in the past and do not use anymore
     

    DAY 2 – Tuseday

    1. Follow 10 Solid People
    2. Do a search for hashtags in your industry. You can use http://tweetcharts.com/ to get an idea for the users who use this hashtag the most. Check out their profiles and examine their posts. You want to find users who are having conversations with other Twitter users and sharing quality links.

    3. Share Quality Content x 5
    4. Compose a tweet with content that fits your target market. This can be sharing a resource via a link or by sharing an opinion about a hot topic in your field.

     

    DAY 3 – Wednesday

    1. Follow 10 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 5 with at least one using a hashtag
    3. Again use tweetcharts.com to find popular hashtags for your field and use one in your tweet

    4. Retweet x 2
    5. Find two tweets by the new users you are following and retweet them

     

    DAY 4 – Thursday

    1. Follow 20 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 10 minimum 3 hashtags
    3. Start thinking about trying to get retweeted from now on. Leave at least 20 characters on some of your tweets so there is room if someone wants to retweet you.

    4. Mention x 5
    5. Reply to some of the new users you are following. Answer a question if they asked one. Thank them for sharing a resource. Ask them a question. Be sure to have text before using their @username, this will make sure everyone can see your tweet, even if it is just a period.

    6. Retweet x 2
    7. Build Lists
    8. Create lists for the users you are following. You can group them into different industries or by region. However you feel works best. Remember that they can see the lists they are on so try to use list names that are flattering. For example, “Industry” or “Region” Leaders, “Industry” or “Region” Influencers.

     

    DAY 5 – Friday

    1. Follow 20 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 10 minimum 5 hashtags
    3. Mention x 5
    4. Retweet x 2
    5. Maintain Lists

     

    DAY 6 – Saturday

    1. Follow 30 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 15 minimum 7 hashtags
    3. Mention x 7
    4. Retweet x 4
    5. Maintain Lists

     

    DAY 7 – Sunday

    1. Rest
    2. Twitter interaction is down on Sundays and you’ve earned a break.

     

    DAY 8 – Monday

    1. Follow 30 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 15 minimum 7 hashtags
    3. Mention x 7
    4. Retweet x 4
    5. Maintain Lists

     

    DAY 9 – Tuseday

    1. Follow 30 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 15 minimum 7 hashtags
    3. Mention x 7
    4. Retweet x 4
    5. Maintain Lists

     

    DAY 10 – Wednesday

    1. Follow 50 Solid People
    2. Share Quality Content x 20 minimum 10 hashtags
    3. Mention x 10
    4. Retweet x 5
    5. Maintain Lists

     
     

    2nd Fit Test

    You did it! You made it through the 10 Day Twitter Fitness Program!
    Allow a day or two to pass and do your second fit test.

    Follower Count
    How many followers do you currently have?
    Following Count
    How many users are you currently following?
    Tweet Count
    How many tweets have you tweeted so far?
    Member of List Count
    How many lists are you listed on?
    Klout Score
    Head to Klout.com sign in with Twitter and get your score.
     

    Note

    For best results:
    Follow back anyone who follows you and send them a Direct Message thanking them for the follow, unless it’s an obvious spam account. Tip, this can be automated.

    Results

    How do your numbers compare? Are you having more interactions on Twitter? How do you feel?
    USE THE HASHTAG #twitterfitness and tell us.

    Take The Challenge, Tweet Your Pledge

    Ready for level 2?
    Repeat and double any numbers listed.
     

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