I’ll try my best. That’s what we all hear at some point in our lives from someone who needs to prove themselves or just do a good job. Best can be defined as your maximum capability. What most dictionaries won’t say about best is that best is a limitation that says, “I can only do so much and here it is. Be happy with it.” I encourage everyone to try BETTER than their BEST to get the job done. This attitude has helped me a lot on my track team in which I finished a 200 meter race in under 30 seconds for the first time this season. I started the season at 32.5 seconds for the same distance and hoped to be close to 30 seconds or slightly under at around 29.8 by the end of the season. Those numbers were what I thought my best was, but I surpassed 30 seconds and even 29.8 seconds for a 200 meter race. I did better than my best, and that has allowed me to make my goals higher so that I truly do better than my best.
Anyone can become the next leader with dedication and knowledge of what is important. The truth is that no matter how large your crowd of followers is whenever you have 1 follower or a couple of hundred thousand followers, people still need you. If I didn’t realize that there were people who needed me to answer the questions, I may not be in the position that I am currently in–a teenager entrepreneur with over 100 Squidoo lenses, a couple of blogs (like this one), and over 1,000 followers on Twitter. Age does not make a difference between reaching success and waiting to reach success. We need you to answer the questions that we can’t.
- Retweet other people’s message that relate to what you talk about. People like that.
- Engage in conversation with your followers. Then new followers will become a part of the conversation.
- Tweet worthy content with a good title so that you get clicks.
- Make sure you help your followers. This one is crucial since not everyone knows as much as you.
- Tell people your expertise in your bio so that they want to follow you.
- Make your tweets shorter. You only have 140 characters, but you don’t have to use all of them.
- Schedule your tweets. No one likes a tweeter who sends 10 tweets in 5 minutes and then doesn’t send any others for the rest of the day.
- Comment on blog posts or anywhere else because you can include a link to your Twitter account afterward.
- See how the experts succeed on Twitter. What do they tweet and what are their expertise.
- Continue to tweet content that you know your followers will enjoy. If you don’t get any commentary or retweets from a tweet, chances are your followers didn’t like that tweet as much as a tweet that gets a lot of commentary and retweets.
Doing all of these steps will help you become successful on Twitter. This is not a one day wonder, but these steps help in the long run.
There is interesting conversation that can be brought up with debates such as the latest sports trades or news and so on. Sometimes bloggers and tweeters can become a part of the debate and voice their opinion. Unless you’re blog or Twitter account is all about the debate or talks about events or people involved, you should not take about debates online. Talking about a debate means taking your side and saying no to something else. You can’t please everyone with a different opinion about a debate. An example of this is siding with either the Republic or Democratic Party and being very clear about it to your visitors. The visitors who side with the other party may lose some respect for you which may lead to lost Twitter followers or less visitors on your blog. You don’t know who will lose interest if you voice your opinion in a debate.
Everyone experiences a golden age where sales flourish, thousands of people (or millions) click ads on your website, or your social media sites can be raking some serious revenue. These events always happen the most near Christmas because almost everyone who lands on your website is a customer looking for a product. The only question is the question that we must always ask ourselves about a golden age. Is it meant to last, or will it vanish at a certain point. Will all of the sales, clicks, and revenue actually go away? If you don’t do anything to capitalize on the gain, losing out on more sales, clicks, etc. is possible. If you want a really good business, you have to find the areas that you’re good at and work the hardest there. The best places to work really hard at and to make money is where the sky is truly the limit.
One of my resolutions is to make stop motion animation with Legos. I have built sets that will help out with that, and I will be having some free time soon to work on that resolution. It’s only a week into the New Year, and are you keeping your resolutions so far, or are they forgotten?