This post was originally published in April, 2015.
Did you know Twitter has lists? I’m joking… Of course you did, but do you really use them? Probably not.
A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own personalized list, or subscribe to other lists your influencers have created. Listed below or are the three best practices you can use to truly capitalize your Twitter lists
Listen To Your Industry
Listen. It’s such simple concept, but hard thing to do. Find the influencers in your industry and see what “lists” they have created. You can also create a list of mentors, influencers, resources, that you follow and have all their tweets under one list. This helps you stay organized when you are wanting to see specific tweets and content.
So you’re in a big industry. Having an organized list gives you the ability to keep your Twitter network all in one spot. Having a network list gives you the opportunity to keep your network engaged, close, and in contact with you. One of the biggest things to any network is being consistent, you can be in the “now” with your network on a full-time basis with a dedicated list.
What Matters To You
Last but not least, have a list that matters to you. That might be an entertainment list, a group of your favorite musicians, or it might be as simple as having a list that keeps your friends and family on one close thread. Create a list that you will engage and that means something to you.
The list feature Twitter offers is one of the most underrated and under-used features on their platform. “Twitter lists” gives us the opportunity to keep the content we want to see from our followers in one spot in a more organized fashion. I mean come on, this beats having to play the game doesn’t it?