We’d LOVE to tweet more of your blogs, events and links. A few quick tasks on your side of things can help US promote your work even more.
- SNAPPY BLOG TITLE! When you blog on HASTAC, think of a super snappy AND descriptive title. “Notes from the conference” is less helpful than “Panels on Digital Pedagogy from XYZ Conference” which is less interesting than “Three awesome questions raised at MLA DH panels.”
Think about what is useful and interesting for YOU to click on, and mimic that as the title! It can be funny, descriptive, poetic, slightly hyperbolic or pose the question you are asking your readers.
- TWEET YOUR LINK! When you blog on HASTAC, make sure to tweet out the link AND include @HASTACScholars on the tweet. We are trying to tweet all of your posts, but this will ENSURE that we see + retweet your post!
- INCLUDE RELEVANT HASHTAGS! Make sure to include the relevant hashtags on your tweet too - this helps unrelated folks find you and find your work…. part of the whole point of blogging + twitter.
- MAKE COMMUNITY VISIBLE! Comment and Tweet out blogs written by your fellow HASTAC Scholars. The fastest way to build readership for your OWN work is to be generous and helpful with engaging other the work of your colleagues. Comment, ask questions, tweet, engage.
Any other tips from Twitter experts out there?
Don’t forget to follow our current list of HASTAC Scholars on Twitter. If you use a Twitter client (like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck) you can make this list one of your columns.