Tweet Longer and Add Some Oomph

I’ll openly admit that I’m a Twitter-holic. (I know. They have support groups for people like me). 🙂

There’s something fun and really easy about Twitter’s micro-blogging platform that fits nicely into my marketing strategy.  And it’s a free social media platform so it definitely fits into my marketing budget.

Once in a while I am challenged, though, to fit my Tweets (messages) into 140 characters or less.  Sometimes I just need 5 or 10 more characters and sometimes more than that.

I discovered a great free tool that allows me to Tweet longer when I want to.

If you find that you’re also in need of extra characters when you’re tweeting, check it out.  It’s called “Twitlonger”.

Visit www.Twitlonger.com

While we’re on the subject of Twitter, did you know that you can schedule your Tweets in advance?

As a busy mom, small business owner, and online marketer, I’m always on the lookout for time-saving and organizational tools that will help to make my days run a lot smoother and less stressful.

“Social Oomph” is a no-cost tool that I can’t be without!  If you’d like to save lots of time and get your Twitter messages scheduled a day in advance or a week or more, check it out.

Visit www.SocialOomph.com

Are you a Twitter fan, too?  What Twitter tool or application do you like best?

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  • I love Twitter, too. When I want to have longer tweets I just post from my fan page on FB. It leaves a link on my Twitter and then people can click it and see the whole thing. And my fan page gets it, too.

    My fave tool is HootSuite. I like it because I can manage my Twitter/Facebook/FB Fan Page and the ones I manage for a client. So, saves me a lot of time. 🙂

    • Great to see you here, Danielle!

      I LOVE HootSuite, too. As a matter of fact, I said “goodbye” to TweetDeck because HootSuite has everything I need!

      I hope you’re finding value in the 30-day blogging challenge and having lots of fun, too. I can’t begin to count all the amazing individuals I’ve met. The group of members is so big, though, it’s not possible to meet everyone and that’s a shame.

      Have a magical and meaningful weekend,
      Melanie

  • Hey Melanie! No, I haven’t died, I’ve just had a LOT of guests in the house for the past few weeks and it’s all I can do to keep up with my “regular” work and then the basics for my “other” job (IM marketing) and the blog challenge and the HundredArticles/HundredDays challenge from eZine. I have 53 days left in that one, and I have to write two articles a day for 13 of those days to finish it. And the articles have to be 400 words long. I’m right on schedule with the blog challenge. The thing that’s different about this one is that there are SO many bloggers and it makes it hard to keep up with comments on my blog, and also I don’t have enough time to go read the ones regularly that I really like. I’m going to Orlando, FL next week for Armand Morin’s Brave The Wave, and a quick visit to my son and his family before they move to TEXAS (of all places).

    As far as your question — my favorite Twitter tools are HootSuite, Social Oomph and Twitter Karma. I’m going to go look at TwitLonger. Twitter is growing on me – I didn’t like it at first and now I spend more time there than Facebook. It used to be the opposite.

    Sue and I are releasing a series of products:
    MakeTwitterWork.com
    MakeFacebookPagesWork.com
    MakeLinkedInWork.com
    MakeCustomerServiceWork.com
    and the list goes on…we have three of them done now.

    We’re redoing a LOT on our businesstrainingteam.com site and testing some different strategies. I’m so glad I have a partner with whom I can bounce this stuff around.

    It’s good to catch up with you – didn’t mean to write a book.

    Are you doing any JV’s with anyone?

    Talk to you later.
    Jeanne

    • WHEW!! Gee, Jeanne, I don’t think you have enough to do. I’m afraid you might get bored. 🙂

      You absolutely astound me!! Can I rub shoulders with you so some of that energy and motivation can rub off on me?!
      You know what I’m going to say next, though. Please take care of yourself. You wouldn’t want me to have to worry, would you?

      And, yes, I’ve got a JV in the works and I’m very excited about it. If the day ever rolls around when you’d like to work on something together, you know where to find me.

      Thanks for writing a book here – BEST book I’ve read in a long time! 🙂

      Much love,
      Melanie

      P.S. Business Training Team looks FABULOUS. Kudos to you and Sue!

  • This is a really awesome on Tweet! I’m also a Twitter fan and love using TweetDeck, it does help a lot during the day when you have to be at so many places at once. Thanks for sharing Melanie.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Justin!

      Glad you enjoyed my write-up on a couple of cool Twitter tools. And it’s always nice to meet someone who’s a fan of Twitter. I’m finding that people either like it or hate it — no in between.

      Have an awesome day,
      Melanie

  • Thanks Melanie – Great post. I hadn’t heard of twitlonger before but can see how that would be very helpful. I do use Hootsuite and love it for scheduling posts!! When I teach my twitter marketing class in a couple of weeks I think I will use your suggestion for twitlonger! Thanks,
    Michele Scism,
    The Results Lady

    • Dear Results Lady ( I love that title, Michele!),

      Since I discovered Twitlonger just a few short weeks ago, I’ve used it at least a dozen times. I know you’re going to come to appreciate it, too. And I’m so happy that you’ll be able to introduce it to your students. 🙂

      What I like the most about HootSuite is that I no longer have to log in to Ping dot fm to send a message out to all fifteen of my networks. I just go to my tool bar, click on HootSuite, and ping away!

      Congratulations on making it to the halfway mark in the challenge!
      Melanie

  • Hi Melanie,

    No, I’m not as big a fan as you are. Twitter is just one of the tools I use in my Marketing strategy and spend only short time periods there, but I recognize the value of Twitter for building relationships, etc.

    These are two tools I should really learn more about as I’m away from home a lot with my other job and my offline biz. However, I do like Twitter Karma because it shows you all who you’re following and who is not following you back as well as people who perhaps no longer on Twitter as they may not have posted a tweet in quite a while so you can unfollow them. Another tool many people seem to be happy with is HootSuite.

    Thanks for the info, and I’ll visit both sites. Yvonne

    • Appreciate your candor, Yvonne.

      You’re smart to use social media — sparingly. And that’s exactly what smart marketers do! Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. are free tools and they’re great for finding your target market and building relationships.

      So glad you’re finding benefit in using Twitter Karma. I haven’t checked it out yet, so now I’m curious. 🙂

      I really like HootSuite because it’s convenient and a big time-saver. Anything that saves time is a blessing to me.

      Hugs,
      Melanie

  • I use to use TweetDeck and loved it…but got some bug that wants to be in control no matter what I have done to get rid of it.

    So I have been looking for a new easy to use tool. I will check these out. Thanks

    • Thanks for mentioning TweetDeck, Sheila.

      I downloaded it when it first became popular and I know a lot of people who use daily and love it. I didn’t care for the constant “distraction” of messages popping up on my screen as Tweets were rolling in. And sorry to hear about some bug taking control — that’ the bothersome, downside to technology sometimes.

      Appreciate the visit today. Blog On!
      Melanie