Twitter: 15 ways you can stay interesting

Novice and veteran tweeters alike can benefit from these suggestions for spicing up your feed, 140 characters at a time.

If you’ve been on Twitter awhile, you’re probably stuck in a rut. We all know we’re supposed to engage, share links to valuable information, and retweet others. What else is there?

If you want to spice up your Twitter feed, here are 15 ideas to get you going.

1. Twitpic something. Photos of you and other Twitter friends, a painting you like, almost anything will do. A picture is worth a thousand words, or in Twitter’s case, 140 characters.

2. Events. #Hashtag a conference you’re heading to and you can meet someone new even before you get there. Sometimes the most powerful thing about social networking is taking it to the next step—and meeting in person.

3. Comment on a story. Leaving a thoughtful comment on a reporter’s or blogger’s story, then tweeting it out and spreading the word, may help you get that media attention you’ve been seeking. You might just be a source for their next story.

4. All your favorite blogs, all at once. Create a My Alltop page with all the blogs you follow, and tweet it out. Building this page also gives you a great resource for interesting links to share.

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