Starting a thread is a great way to connect to your audience and to boost your Twitter account. Here are a few ways to get your followers talking on Twitter.

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It’s important to get your audience talking on Twitter.
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Twitter is a great way to connect with your audience and promote your blog. However, it works best if you start conversations with your followers. It’s a great way to make people feel more involved in their reading and more familiar with the author. Here are a few ways to break the ice with your followers.

How Did You Get Into This Niche?

Your passion for your niche didn’t just come out of thin air. You can probably pinpoint a specific day, or event, or story that introduced to your passion. I’m a big fantasy fan, and my introduction to the genre was through Deltora Quest

Most of your followers will probably have a shared interest in your niche. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be reading your blog. If you want to start a conversation with them online, try asking them how they got into your niche and what sparked their passion after sharing your own story.

Start a (Friendly) Argument

It would be best if you didn’t start an actual argument on Twitter. But sometimes, the best way to get people talking is to start a friendly debate on a contentious topic in your niche. People love talking about their own opinions, especially when they know think they’re right.

Are you in a fandom? Ask which was better – the book or the movie? Are you a writer? Ask their opinion on a trope or a story that everyone hates. Just try to steer clear of wounding anyone’s feelings, or starting an actual argument. Everyone loves a friendly debate, but you might lose followers if you touch on too sensitive a topic. 

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Starting conversations on Twitter can lead to more followers and new ideas!
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What Should I Write About Next?

This prompt can double as a way to get ideas if you’re going through a fallow period. If you’re stuck for ideas, try looking for suggestions from your readers on what part of your niche they’d like to see you tackle next. It’ll help you figure out what your audience wants to keep your regular readers around.

If you have a few ideas in mind, you could also try starting a poll on Twitter. Or you could ask your followers what they thought about your recent work – which topics they’d like to see more of, or what they didn’t understand – and use that for a new post.

Twitter can be a great place to promote your writing and website, but it generally works better if you actively engage with your followers. If you’re looking to reach out to your audience, try using some of these questions and prompts.