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Have you ever logged onto Twitter only to feel like logging off the second you saw your stream? Twitter lists are a great way to organize yourself on Twitter, and help you to find more of the tweets you want to see. Lists are one of Twitter’s best features, but they are underused.
How To Make Twitter Lists
Lists are a way to create streams on Twitter that are personalized to you and your needs as well as the needs of your blog or business.
Creating Your Twitter Lists
- Access your Twitter lists page.
Tip: To get to your lists quickly press “G” then “L” on your keyboard.
- Click on “create new list.”
- Create a list name and add a description.
- Select a privacy option.
- Save list.
Adding People to Your Twitter Lists
- Go to the profile of the user you want to add to your list.
- Click on the gear icon next to the follow button.
- From the drop down menu, select “add or remove from lists…”
- On the pop up, select which Twitter lists you want to add the user to.
In case you’re more of a visual learner, here’s a quick video on how to create Twitter lists:
Five Twitter Lists to Create
Not sure what lists to try out first? Here’s five that I recommend.
1. Clients and Customers
Make a list of your clients and/or customers that you would like to keep up with. As a business owner, I keep a list of my customers and connect with them as much as possible. If they share that it’s their birthday, send a “Happy Birthday” tweet. I also keep a private list of my clients so that I can easily check in and see how they’re doing.
2. Blog Conference Attendees
Are you heading to a blog conference like Bloggy Boot Camp? Get to know who’s attending before it is time to hang out with them in person!
I keep a list of SITStahs because they’re so amazing and I get lots of ideas, inspiration and support from them. If you’re a member of any kind of community, make a list and add other members. It’s a great way to connect.
4. Leaders in your Niche
We all look up to someone, right? If you’re a food blogger, make a list of leaders in the food blogging world and then let the inspiring ideas pour in. It would also allow for you to discover other influencers in your niche to connect with.
5. Friends and Family
Everyone is on social media nowadays, including your friends and family. Don’t let them get lost in your main Twitter stream. By creating this list, you can easily see what those close to you are up to.
Do you use Twitter lists?
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Meaghan @ Just Me aghan says
I like to use lists, but it’s just so time consuming to go through each individual person and add them. I wish there was an app similar to do this in mass.
This is SO helpful! Thanks!
Was not awarw i could so this, great info!
Jean Lynd says
I didn’t know this! No idea! I now have 5 lists & Twitter is good again. Thanks!!!
Awe, yay! So glad. 🙂
Laina Turner says
Great tips. After years of being on twitter I’m just getting the hang of it.