All Locked Up

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If you have read any of my previous posts, you know I am all about engagement on Twitter. By engagement on Twitter, I mean actually being a part of the social network (because it is SOCIAL right?) by talking to people and participating in Twitter chats (see my post: Interaction ACTION! at: http://bit.ly/bqPlFJ).

So how can you participate and engage if your account is locked? People cannot see your tweets or respond to your tweets at all, unless they are following you, if your account is locked.

If you want to really be social on this (wow!) social network, unlock your account and start participating and networking. There are SO many thousands of users on Twitter and quite a few of them are bound to be interested in the same field as you. I talk with SO many professionals, brands and other students every day and I’ve learned so much from them all. I have learned a lot more about branding, social media, hashtags, Twitter platforms ( like TweetDeck and TweetChat) and even more about PRSSA and PR. I’ve also learned a lot by participating in Twitter chats like #smmchat, #blogchat, #prstudchat, #u30pro and more.

If you want to really be involved on Twitter, unlock your account so people can start engaging you and you can start engaging them. It’s not just about talking to your friends you see everyday on Twitter, it’s about talking to OTHER people, learning from OTHER people and networking with OTHER people.

How can you learn from others if they can’t even see what you’re saying?

8 thoughts on “All Locked Up

  1. […] One of those, Lauren Gray, technically isn’t a professional yet. But she is the President of PRSSA at Western Carolina University, moderates several Tweetchats and has an excellent blog. And her most recent entry makes an excellent point: if you want to make the most of Twitter, don’t lock your account. […]

  2. Excellent point, Lauren. So many great insights here. Participating in programs involving large numbers of Twitter users (such as tweetchats) are so important if you’re going to get the most out of the platform. It means taking a risk and relinquishing some control, but the benefits are worth it.

    1. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment! Participating in chats is very rewarding and, although they may be a little time consuing, they are very worth it in the end to talk to other professionals and gain excellent insight and knowledge from others! :]

  3. Excellent point, Lauren. So many great insights here. Participating in programs involving large numbers of Twitter users (such as tweetchats) are so important if you’re going to get the most out of the platform. It means taking a risk and relinquishing some control, but the benefits are worth it.

    1. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment! Participating in chats is very rewarding and, although they may be a little time consuing, they are very worth it in the end to talk to other professionals and gain excellent insight and knowledge from others! :]

  4. Better yet, have you ever been followed by someone whose tweets are on lockdown? LOL They are usually crazy people anyway. lol Leave them alone. There are plenty of people who want to engage, with something to offer and poised to learn. Focus on those. Its about quality not quantity! (And quality in quantity eventually comes)

  5. Better yet, have you ever been followed by someone whose tweets are on lockdown? LOL They are usually crazy people anyway. lol Leave them alone. There are plenty of people who want to engage, with something to offer and poised to learn. Focus on those. Its about quality not quantity! (And quality in quantity eventually comes)

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