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Twitter Pro in 10 minutes a day? It’s possible!

Social media….it’s a love hate relationship with me.

On one hand, I absolutely love and enjoy it…interacting with my readers and other entrepreneurs, educating myself in ways I otherwise wouldn’t be able to, keeping up with what’s going on in the world…the list of things I love goes on and on. On the other hand, as a business owner there is so much to keep up with! Every time we think we have a handle on one channel, another new one comes to surface. Or algorithms change overnight. We see another blogger with four times as many followers as we have and think we need to keep up and try a different strategy. It can be overwhelming and exhausting.

That is just one reason why I jumped at the chance to feature Tania and her simple Twitter strategy on the blog. You should know by now that I am all about simplicity and increasing productivity. Anything that saves me time and decreases my stress level is a lifesaver to me. Tania has created a simple Twitter plan that she uses to increase her engagement, followers and productivity…in 10 minutes! So, without any more rambling from me…please welcome Tania!

Thank you so much Tania for sharing your amazing plan with us!

10 To Tweet

Getting your time back with the “10 to tweet plan”

Trying to manage social media can be time consuming, distracting and exhausting. When I first started I had them all open, all day, so that I could comment, post and interact as things happened. This did not result in more traffic, more engagement or more business. The only result was getting nothing done!

So I made a plan specifically for my Twitter account because that’s where the best focus for my business is, but it can work with any social media. This plan has streamlined my social media engagement, increased productivity, increased engagement and number of followers. Most importantly it has given me my days back. And it’s simple.

The 10 to Tweet plan is 10 minutes and 10 Tweets at 10am.

Ok it doesn’t have to be at 10am but it looks better! Here’s how it works:

At 10am I open up my Twitter account. (I often do it again at 10pm)

10 on the list

I head straight for my lists and into my local business list. For me this list contains all the local businesses that I’m engaging with, your list will be specific to your niche and your needs. If you don’t have a list then try working on that this week. If you’re not sure where to start with a list then drop me a message. Once I’m in the feed for my list I retweet, reply or like 10 posts that grab me – no more no less.

10 #hashtags

Then I head back to my homepage and check out what’s trending today – there are usually 10 trending hashtags listed on the left of the page but I would say maybe only 3 are relevant. I tend to go for one day related like #motivationmonday, one funny and one business related.

Coffee for Monday

I use Gifs (just because it’s quicker than creating an image) or just a one-liner that I tweet using each relevant hashtag. If it’s a hashtag I really like I may also buffer a couple for later in the day.

I have a list of #hashtags I use regularly that are relevant for my business – I’ll pick five of them and go into the feed for each hashtag Top tip – go into the live feed rather than the default top feed. Retweet, like or reply to at least one on each hashtag feed. It’s also a good way of populating your lists.

Hashtags

10 notifications

Each day you go in you will have a lot more than 10 notifications but what you’re looking for are those that you can add to your lists and those you need to follow. Don’t forget to give a little love to anyone that has mentioned you.

10 minutes
Doing this takes me 10 minutes but only if I don’t get distracted in the feed. It is key to go in do the work and then jump out again before getting lost in there.

For results in just 10 minutes a day remember 3 key points; keep it fun, make it relevant and remember the hashtags.

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Tania Vaughan is the owner of Hartan Design, web design tailored to the needs of small business and individuals. Making sites as unique as you are. www.hartandesign.com

What do you think about this? Is it something you could try implementing?

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49 Comments

  • Reply
    melanie
    September 28, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Such a great post! I’ve been struggling with twitter so I’ll give this a try and see if it helps. Thanks for the info 🙂

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Good luck with it – let me know how it goes 🙂

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    Lisa
    September 28, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for this post and I like the 10 minute rule because you can really get lost in social media and waste so much time!! I need to work on my twitter so I appreciate this info!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Glad to help Lisa – yep it’s often a good idea to set a timer so we don’t get lost in there!

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    Michelle
    September 28, 2016 at 9:09 am

    What a great strategy – I’m totally clueless when it comes to twitter. Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Hey Michelle I just followed you and it looks like you’re doing great 🙂

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    Sarah Jean
    September 28, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Pinning this so I can come back to it. I feel like I really struggle with Twitter and these are great tips!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Hope you get to grips with it – love your site

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    Jaime
    September 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I sooooo need to put more effort into Twitter. Thanks for these tips! And Terryn, your site looks lovely <3

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Looks like your medium is very much Pinterest – we can’t do it all and we don’t need to 🙂

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      terryn
      September 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much Jaime!

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    Georgiana
    September 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Such great tips! I haven’t tried using trending hashtags, but I’ll bet it really helps. I need to up my Twitter game.

    • Reply
      Tania Vaughan
      September 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Yep using Hashtags that were specific to my niche was a game changer – you seem to use a few regularly concentrate on those and go for it

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    Ashley Freligh
    September 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Love these tips! I really need to work on my hashtag game.

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 5:07 am

      #momlife is a great hashtag and definitely one you can connect on with other moms

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    Paula @ Paula's Plate
    September 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Brilliant! I can’t wait to give these tips a try 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

      Hope it helps – wanted to connect but couldn’t find a link to your Twitter on your page

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    Amandac
    September 28, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Great information and tips. Thank you! 🙂

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    Falon
    September 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is really smart! I’m definitely going to try to implement some of these tips!

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    Jackie
    September 28, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Such great tips! Twitter is the platform I’m working on most to expand right now, so this is perfect!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 5:16 am

      Great – I’ve followed you and look forward to seeing your Twiter social grow 🙂

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    Emma | Creative Explorations
    September 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    This is low-key genius. Thank you so much for sharing such a great way to manage Twitter!

    Emma | http://www.creativexplorations.com

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

      Thanks I’ll take that compliment glad it was helpful 🙂

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    September 28, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are such great tips! I pinned so I could refer back. Twitter is not something I’m super great at or I really “get” all that much so I found this really helpful!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 5:20 am

      Glad it helped – I had a look and you look like you’re doing great on Twitter 🙂

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    Kristin
    September 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This is an awesome set of tips! I feel like I could spend all day reading Twitter and I’m the worst when it comes to interacting most days. I love the idea of getting into the trending hash tags!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Yep I still get lost in reading the feed sometimes – It’s a good idea to set a timer

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    Melissa
    September 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Great tips!!! I have recently started to focus on my Twitter as an additional method to reach my followers and other bloggers so I will have to implement your strategy!!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Twitter is a great way of reaching a whole new set of people – good luck with it 🙂

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    Erin
    September 29, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Oh, I needed this post! Twitter is my least favorite of my social media accounts (and it shows), so I’ll try implementing some of your tips. Thanks. 🙂
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      It’s certainly not as pretty as Pinterest but it’s great fun when you get into the hashtags 🙂

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    Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired
    September 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Great tips! I’m going to have to do my hashtag research! Thanks!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      It’s always exciting when you find some new #hashtags and new people 🙂

  • Reply
    Lizzy
    September 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Heck yeah! This sounds like such a do-able strategy!

    • Reply
      Tania Vaughan
      September 30, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Very do-able, a simple routine to get in to 🙂

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    Brittany Ferrell
    September 29, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I am so socially media challenged, but have been enjoying Twitter lately for the humor and tips. I like the idea of checking out what is trending because I have NEVER done that! Haha

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

      You don’t look challenged your Twitter rocks 🙂

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    Taylor
    September 29, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    This is so great! I just don’t get Twitter. I don’t really like it, but I know it can be great for us bloggers. I definitely need these tips!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 30, 2016 at 9:32 am

      I didn’t like it at first either but as I got engaged you get to know people and it becomes much more fun 🙂

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    Lauren @ Glitter & Grandeur
    September 30, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Great tips! I think my worst social media engagement is with Twitter. I just never got into Twitter with my own personal accounts so now with the blog, I get a little lost when it comes to what to post or retweet or list or whatever other options there are. 😛 These tips are really helpful. I think taking 10 minutes will really help me figure out what is the most important for my blog and to focus on that. Thanks!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Focusing in on your niche market will help – spend a bit of time doing hashtag reasearch

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    Leah
    September 30, 2016 at 12:16 am

    These are great suggestions! I’ve been neglecting twitter lately because it didn’t feel relevant, but this makes sense!

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      Tania Vaughan
      September 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Twitter is often neglected by bloggers as a business medium but it is really expanding with bloggers and researching and using more niche hashtags will really help

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    Melissa
    September 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    These are great tips! I struggle with Twitter — it’s just not my focus, but I think I could definitely do the 10 to tweet plan!

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    Rebekah
    October 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I need all the twitter help I can get. These are awesome tips! Pinning!

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    Savannah
    October 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This is awesome!!! Twitter can definitely be overwhelming, because it just moves so. fast. And this guide really helps break it down. I love your ‘work smarter’ mentality, and this I totally think I’m going to employ some of these suggestions. Thanks for sharing! <3

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    Sabrina
    October 26, 2016 at 9:27 am

    What an awesome post. I have been neglecting twitter all this time because I felt like it would take up too much time. Those tips are amazing and I got 10 min each day to invest. Thank you so much for sharing your Strategies Tania!

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