5 Easy Tips to Get More Retweets

5 Easy Tips to Get More Retweets

Tips to Get More Retweets
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One of the measures you can gauge success on Twitter is the number of retweets you get when you post something. Retweets also carry the advantage of increasing your exposure significantly, which results in more followers for your twitter handle. But most people, i.e. novices, keep using twitter to simply post text content without realizing that with just a few changes, they can wildly improve their chances of being retweeted. So, here are five tips to get retweets from the Twitterati.

Add Images

It’s widely accepted that people are naturally attracted to visuals and would rather spend time observing gif’s or glancing through pictures than reading text. So, don’t stop with the plain text. Instead, add some photos with your tweets. Remember to make sure that the photos are related to the subject matter in some way, and have the potential to generate viewer interest. Keep thinking from the perspective of the viewer.

A good number of images that are retweeted and shared across social media are those that convey a humorous idea or a simplified version of some essential but complex concept. As such, if you can find or create images that humorously portray your tweet, the chances of your tweet going viral increase manifold.

Ask for Retweets

Ask your followers to retweet. You might think that it may not be a good idea, but the reality is that asking for retweets actually puts an intent into the viewer’s minds. But remember not to ask for retweets on every single tweet. Use it sparingly on tweets you think have a chance of going viral.

And remember to use the word ‘Retweet,’ and not ‘RT.’ Tweets using the abbreviation ‘RT’ generally get fewer retweets than the ones using the full word ‘Retweet.’

Use Links

When tweeting, try to add a short link about where the users can find more on the subject matter. This way, the people who actually visit the link and find it useful will have an impetus to share your tweets with their followers. Use URL shorteners with providers like bit.ly and goo.gl. If you can, avoid shorteners with longer names like tinyurl.com and such.

Mind the Timings

The time you post the tweet plays a big role in determining how viral it goes. If you live in Washington DC, but wish to get retweets from Tokyo, then you need to get the time factor right. The tweet should be posted at a time when people in Tokyo use social media the most.

So, have a clear understanding of the geographical location of the audience you want to primarily target and schedule the tweets accordingly.

Use Hashtags

Remember to use relevant hashtags in your tweets. This allows people who follow such hashtags to discover your tweet and retweet it if they find it interesting.The hashtags must have some connection to the subject matter of your tweet. If a hashtag has no connection to the content of your tweet, don’t use it no matter how viral they are. So, avoid using hashtags like #batman or #yummydishes when tweeting about a business presentation. If you end up implementing such irrelevant tactics, the users who have followed you will develop a negative outlook and may end up unfollowing your account.

So, if you have just started out tweeting, try to implement the above techniques from now on and you will definitely see a marked improvement in user interaction. Above all, remember to keep posting useful and interesting content.

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44 Lyrics For When You Need An Instagram Caption

Your caption is just as important as the filter.
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Choosing the caption for your Instagram can be almost as challenging as deciding on a filter. So, if you’re ready to post that Insta, but don’t know what to say, here are 44 lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption.

1. “Be young, be dope, be proud.” - Lana Del Rey, "American"

2. “I can’t really see another squad tryna cross us.” - Drake, "No Tellin’"

3. “Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.” - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

4. “I’m throwin' shade like it’s sunny.” - Nicki Minaj, "Want Some More"

5. “I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.” - Sia, "Chandelier"

6. “Find me where the wild things are.” - Alessia Cara, "Wild Things"

7. “If I was you, I'd wanna be me too.” - Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"

8. “Sweet like candy to my soul, sweet you rock and sweet you roll.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

9. “I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” - Drake, "Over"

10. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.” - Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

11. “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all? - Bastille, "Pompeii"

12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon, "Imagine"

13. “You can’t choose what stays and what fades away.” - Florence + The Machine, "No Light, No Light"

14. “She acts like summer and walks like rain.” - Train, "Drops of Jupiter

15. “She’s a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too.” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Free Fallin’"

16. “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.” - Coldplay, "Fix You"

17. “Say you’ll remember me.” - Taylor Swift, "Wildest Dreams"

18. I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart.” - Sia, "Elastic Heart"

19. “Give me the beat boys and free my soul.” - Uncle Kracker, "Drift Away"

20. “One of these days the clocks will stop, and time won’t mean a thing.” - Foo Fighters, "These Days"

21. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” - Brad Paisley, Perfect Storm

22. “You are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need.” Zedd feat. The Foxes, "Clarity"

23. “Her mind is Tiffany twisted, she’s got the Mercedes bends.” - The Eagles, "Hotel California"

24. “Life imitates art.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

25. “Nobody said it was easy, no one said it would be this hard.” - Coldplay, "The Scientist"

26. “You’re gonna keep my soul, it was yours to have long ago.” - State Radio, "Keepsake"

27. “Celebrate we will ‘cause life is short but sweet for certain.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Two Step"

28. “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” - Florence + The Machine, "Shake it Out"

29. “There are many things I’d like to say to you but I don’t know how.” - Oasis, "Wonderwall"

30. “You say you want a revolution, well you know we all wanna change the world.” - The Beatles, "Revolution"

31. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.” Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"

32. “Well my heart is gold, and my hands are cold.” - Halsey, "Gasoline"

33. “I don’t want to be heard, I want to be listened to.” - Twenty One Pilots, "Forest"

34. “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” - Mumford and Sons, "Awake My Soul"

35. “I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset.” - Augustana, "Boston"

36. “All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am.” - Brandi Carlile, "The Story"

37. ‘Ready or not, here I come. Where you at? The night is young.” - Bridgit Mendler, "Ready or Not"

38. “In the land of Gods and Monsters, I was an angel.” - Lana Del Rey, "Gods And Monsters"

39. “Turns out not where, but who you’re with that really matters.” - Dave Matthews Band, "Best Of What’s Around"

40. “Know yourself, know your worth.” - Drake, "0 to 100"

41. “I’m little but I’m coming for the crown.” - Lorde, "Still Sane"

42. “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?” - Rihanna, "Needed Me"

43. “Hands in the air like we don’t care.” - Miley Cyrus, "We Can’t Stop"

44. “I’ma keep running because a winner don’t quit on themselves.” - Beyonce, "Freedom"

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If You've Worked In Retail, You Can And Will Relate To These Struggles

"Why are there so many people here?!"
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April 18th marked my last day of working at Wal-Mart as a cashier. Wal-Mart was my first job and I'm glad that I was given the opportunity to work there. Not only did I gain experience in the workforce, I was able to improve my social skills as well. Just saying "hello" to someone and asking about how their day went can go a long way.

It's safe to say that I've developed great relationships with some of my customers and co-workers as well. I will always be thankful towards Wal-Mart for taking a chance on me when no other job had the decency to call me back. However, as the months passed, I realized that it wasn't the job for me and that I wanted to seek opportunity elsewhere.

During my 7 month tenure I've had many experiences, both good and bad, as well as humorous and frustrating, that I would like to share:

1. Those People that Always Like to Stare At You

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It doesn't matter if I know them or not, I always feel awkward when people just stare at me for NO REASON at all. Especially when little kids stare at you and there's nothing you can do about it. Like honestly, what so interesting about my face. Like could I possibly have my face back? No? Well OK then.

2. When there Are Only Two Lines Open

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If you're the one shopping, it may seem like the worst thing ever to have to wait in a long line. Trust me, it's surely better than having to deal with an avalanche of customers, one after the other. It's almost like you can't ever catch a break. Actually experiencing this first hand has helped me become more patient. I feel like you can't really complain about a line taking too long unless you were the one ringing everyone up.

3. Those "I'D LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOUR MANAGER" Customers

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I think that anyone reading this can depict what this person would look like in their heads. These customers are the worst to deal with because they don't take other people into consideration. I've had to deal with quite a few of them so I feel sorry for anyone that has as well. People like this don't want to hear anything that the cashier has to say, and it's like they just pretend you don't exist until your supervisor comes.

4. Big Carts at Speedy Checkout

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It's so annoying when I'm on one of the "20 items or less" registers, and someone rolls up with a cart full of merchandise. It's like dude, seriously? I swear people know that they definitely have over 20 items, but they don't have a single care in the world.

5. When People Come In Your Line Even though Your Light is Off

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I just look at people then look up at my light just so they can get the message. Some people understand, and I'm grateful for that, but other people just continue to walk down the aisle like they haven't seen a thing. This happened to me one time when I was helping a customer. They had already been in my line before I cut my light off, but imagine my anger when five more carts pull up as well!

6. "Do you think that you could stay for a bit longer?"

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This question always cracked me up whenever one of my managers would ask it. I've been here long enough, what makes you think that I would want to stay any longer? I'm sorry that we're understaffed, but that's none of my business. I'M OUT!

There's a lot more for me to complain about, but those are for another time. Overall though, it was fun while it lasted, but I had to get out of there. I'm still going to shop there like nothing ever happened though!

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