I grew my Twitter following from 500 to 1600 in 100 days 🤯
No hacks, no tricks. Just genuine human connection.
This is how I manage it all while working a full-time job, creating daily content on the internet & trying to have a life 🤪
❌ Stop using the Twitter app
Social apps are designed to give you a dopamine hit every time you open them. But most notifications are unhelpful for building an audience.
Focus on real engagement, not vanity metrics.
🙅🏼♀️ Never scroll Twitter casually
Real connections lead to authentic growth. So always be ready to connect when you are connecting to the platform.
⚡️Leave meaningful comments
⚡️Slide into DM
🙌 Follow everyone back
If you're precious about curating your feed > Switch to lists (see next tweet)
If you're precious about your follower to following ratio > Get over yourself
Remember, every number is a real person. And Twitter is much more fun with people.
📋 Create your tribe engagement lists
The algorithm will only get you so far. Using lists will help you build intentional engagement. Here are my three private lists:
⚡️Minimum Viable Tribe
⚡️New Tribe Members
⭕️ Inner Circle Tribe
These are people who have supported me and continue to cheer me on daily. I don't want to go a day without missing these people.
👉 If you can do nothing else, just scroll through this list.
Keep it small and tight
Check-In: Every Day
👨👩👦👦 Minimum Viable Tribe
This list will have the minimum amount of people you can interact with without going crazy 🤪
I have three filters for MVT:
⚡️ High Vibe
⚡️ Intellectually stimulating
Check-in: Most days
👋 New Tribe Members
Marie Kondo the heck out of new followers & tribe.
👉 If they bring you joy promote them to 👨👩👦👦Minimum Viable Tribe
👉 If not, move them back into your main feed.
Check-In: Every other day
🔻 Treat Your Engagement Lists Like a Funnel
As you engage with people watch for those who really light you up and promote them up into the next list.
✅ Manage Everything In Tweetdeck
Don't be a slave to that Twitter app, arrange everything in Tweetdeck so YOU are in control and intentional about what you see.
Here's a little sneak peek into what mine looks like
⚡️ Manage mentions away from the apps.
Don't get caught up in vanity metrics. Use Zapier to get mentions into Notion, Trello, or just a Google Spreadsheet so you can manage and sort.
Conversations are your bread and butter, don't miss them in the madness.
If you liked this quick guide to managing a growing Twitter Audience come join the party over on Twitter for more threads on handy workflows like this.
THE TLDR; Version:
Cross mark Stop using the Twitter desktop app. Use Tweetdeck White heavy check mark instead
High voltage sign Never scroll casually
Raising hands Create your engagement lists: Inner Circle, Min Viable Tribe, New Tribe
Grinning face with smiling eyes Manage mentions outside of Twitter