10 ways to combat Twitter block

How to stay visible without driving yourself insane.

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It’s similar to writer’s block, except in 140 characters. You see, if you aren’t contributing a reasonable number of tweets throughout the day, you won’t be seen in your followers’ streams.

The average lifespan of a tweet is supposedly only one hour, according to ReadWriteWeb. That means you need to space out your tweets in order to keep your voice “in the stream.” I believe that the optimum number of tweets per day is somewhere around five to 10 for the normal user.

Here are 10 solid tips on how to stay visible without driving yourself insane.

1. Tweet an important piece of content two to three times a day, at different times. Change the wording to keep it fresh.

2. Use a scheduling app like Buffer or Crowdbooster to space out your tweets, as long as you’re available to reply to people who respond to your content.

3. Look for five people who recently retweeted you, and retweet something of theirs that you think will resonate with your followers.

4. Take a pretty picture and add a relevant comment.

5. Find five people who follow you who you haven’t directly engaged with yet, read their bio and/or website, and mention them with a comment or compliment.

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