Using Twitter Lists to Manage Your Account
Hello! I’m Claire and I blog about lifestyle and fashion from Aberdeen, Scotland. G is for Gingers is my space for sharing everything and anything I’m interested in including personal style, baking, books and more recently travel too. I go out of my way to take the perfect photos for Instagram (much to my other half’s annoyance) and somehow, I keep it up alongside studying geology full-time and watching too many superhero TV shows.
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Every blogger knows Twitter is a great tool for sharing your content and engaging with other bloggers. So obviously you want to have as big a following as possible to widen your audience. When I first started twitter for my blog I grew my following quickly. Following lots of bloggers during Twitter chats and following back people who followed me.
However, I quickly realised that was unsustainable because once you follow a few hundred people you start to miss a tweet from the people you really care about. That’s where Twitter lists come in very handy. I already use ‘Tweetdeck’ which displays various feeds in a column format that is completely personalisable so I started to create Twitter lists.
"A list is a curated group of Twitter accounts. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that list."
Basically, you can do whatever you want with these lists and it helps streamline the content you are seeing alongside your main feed. Originally my twitter list started with bloggers who were already following me on Bloglovin' so I could interact with them a bit more away from my blog. Then I made a list especially for people whose blogs I personally follow on Bloglovin' meaning I never miss out on their updates.
You can also subscribe to lists from other accounts. For example, I subscribe to @ScotBloggers list of Aberdeen bloggers so I can also stay in touch with people who are local to me and see what is going on. So maybe it is worth browsing your favourite bloggers to see if they have lists of their own.
That's not to say I can't see the disadvantages of this system too - I probably miss out on a lot of interesting tweets because my main timeline is so busy but see a lot of the same people on my lists. Nevertheless, I think I would miss out on a lot more if I didn’t organise my timeline like this.
Do you use Twitter lists, or do you have another way of managing your account? I would love to know.