Just last week I had a problem returning a workout shirt I’d purchased. The app I used to buy it – was not helpful and was downright frustrating. Everything I clicked on the app sent me back to my shopping cart, NOT the return items page. After about 20 minutes of back and forth with the shopping app, I decided to give Twitter a try. I sent a Twitter direct message to the company and told them I’m having a problem with processing a return. In less than 10 minutes, the company responded to me, asked for the email address I’d used to make the purchase, and emailed me a return form. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. This is just one way of many Useful Twitter Tips for Moms to use as often as they want, but I’d say at least once a week.
Twitter Tip: Claim your real name/legal name on Twitter when you sign up for an account using your email account.
I have a Twitter account for my blog (@MommyTalkShow) and for my professional name (@JoyceBrewerTV). Plus, I manage Twitter account for my social media clients. But someone claimed my name back in 2011 and hasn’t used the account since. It’s a useless account that I’d like to have.
If someone already has your real name claimed on Twitter, you can switch things up by adding an underscore. For example, you could use the Twitter name/handle: @Mom_TwitterName if @MomTwitterName is already claimed.
6 Useful Twitter Tips for Moms
1. Tweet for Better Customer Service
I used my example at the top about finding a customer service solution better thanks to Twitter.
Many brands do an excellent job of monitoring any customer service issues on social media. They like to respond promptly to squash any issues.
Airlines especially good about responding to fliers’ concerns. If you’ve ever flown with children, especially over the holidays, you know snafus can happen.
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2. Tweet Career/Industry News
Many employers look at social media profiles when they’re hiring. You can create a separate social media account just to tweet news about your industry.
One of my friends from college stepped up er “Twitter game” while she was on the hunt for a new gig.
3. Tweet to win prizes
Join in Twitter parties hosted by brands and organizations. These 60-90 minute long Twitter events often feature a brand’s marketing message and awards prizes. I’ve co-hosted Twitter parties for big brands like Walmart and Kia Motors, as well as small, growing businesses like Bobbi-Toads light up shoes.
You can also follow giveaway accounts or your favorite brands where you can tweet for a chance to win prizes.
4. Tweet to support organizations and charities.
Non-profits and children’s charities often need support on Twitter. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Did you know we have St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer events in over 60 cities? Find an event near you and register today to help end childhood cancer! https://t.co/e8wSAuqo4L pic.twitter.com/LR2OeE1fn2
— St. Jude (@StJude) September 2, 2018
Twitter Tip: You can read public tweets without joining Twitter.
5. Find community on Twitter
I connect with many of my blogging buddies on Twitter. I also tweet about the brands and companies I love.
Even if you don’t work in social media like I do, I find great jokes and memes on Twitter to break up my day.
On my favorite TV shows nights like Thursdays I love to tweet what’s going on with Grey’s Anatomy.
You’d be surprised by some of the people you can connect with from all over the world just because you like the same TV show.
Do you have a favorite actress, comedian or musician? Chances are they’re on Twitter too. Read their tweets and engage with them.
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6. Follow breaking news & weather
Every morning I open my Twitter app first – to find out what’s going on in the world, then I head over to Facebook.
I like to see what’s trending on Twitter and if any crazy news happened overnight.
Twitter is also a great resource for new studies and research. All you have to do is use the Twitter search bar and use it just like a search engine.
Comment below: Do you have a Twitter account? Leave a comment below with your Twitter name or reply to this tweet about Hydration Challenge for Moms:
Get your hydration on with me!
— Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) August 30, 2018