Kent Brockman is always reporting live from the Simpson’s Springfield TV station, and you should take the same approach to twitter. Broadcast your way to twitter prominence by tweeting a real-time, constant stream of commentary or facts about trending news topics.
The topic might just be something you’re interested in, but occasionally news breaks right outside your door and you can become the twitterverse expert on the subject in no time. It’s an excellent way to get twitter followers without having to buy twitter followers.
Livetweeting from or about great public gatherings like festivals or political debates is a great way to attract attention to your stream from people you’ve never tweeted with before. Even if you can’t gain entry, people are just as interested in man–in-the-street interviews as the main events inside. And remember to start tweeting about whatever you’re observing before it begins. When people are interested in a great event they tune in early, and you’ll want to be the first stream they find – and stick with.
To ensure that you get the most twitter followers for your efforts, don’t forget to use a straightforward hashtag so that general interest readers will be able to find you.