Ryan Mark Paul A. Eriksson

A dash of hashtags

In Business, Entreprenörskap, Entrepreneur, Twitter on 2011/11/18 at 19:12

Spice up your Tweet on Twitter!


Spices | Ryan Eriksson - A Dash of Hashtag

Spices | Ryan Eriksson - A Dash of Hashtag

You might be familiar of the few Twitter basics by now. And hopefully, you have also set up a clear strategy on why you are investing your time on this social platform. If everything seems dull, season your tweet with some spicy #hashtags!

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding linked contexts and metadata to your tweets. Hashtags were developed as a means to create “groupings” on Twitter. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol (#), i.e. #hashtag.

3 reasons to start using #hashtags.


  • Intensifies Involvement – Since hashtags can be easily traced, people around you can interact with a certain subject by searching for that hashtag you’ve used. The tastier the hashtag, the more involvement you can get.
  • Intensifies Focus – Using hashtags helps your marketability in the social media world since the issues you are burning for will be connected to your profile. Now you also create the taste of your twitter profile.
  • Intensifies Visibility – Another positive thing about hashtags is that it gives the appealing colour to your Twitter profile. You are more “searchable” – people normally follows a tweep using a specific hashtag. Moreover, Google remembers your hashtag!

So remember – use a dash of hashtags on your tweets. Create a pallatable tweet. When other tweeps get a taste of your tweets, they might just follow you. Create an interesting profile and use hashtags as they further add colour. When you do this, you serve your tweets hot like pancakes!



A successful Twittership

In Business, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Twitter on 2011/10/30 at 22:46

Keep the love alive!


Ryan Eriksson | A Successful Twittership

Ryan Eriksson | A Successful Twittership

The continuous journey in a relationship works exactly the same way with your interaction in Twitter. You start on a honeymoon; you get to know your way in Twitter; you experience some disappointment; you find stability; and then further increase your commitment. So where is your heart right now for Twitter?

Like in a relationship, there’s a few things you need to do in order to keep the flame for Twitter. Social media will stay for good so be ready to make a long-term investment.

It’s never too late to set up a plan.


  • Define your goals – whether it is for social, political, professional, cultural or for various reasons. It is also crucial to have milestones in achieving your main goal. Clearly defining your goal is a good way to put you back on track in case you forgot why you have joined Twitter in the first place.
  • If you got it, flaunt it! Use your personality and your own style of communication. Nobody wants to talk to a robot, and neither to a wall. If you are trying to find your nisch of tweeps to follow you and whom you want to follow, they will easily find you through your personal interactions. Most of the time, birds with the same feather flock together.
  • Renew, Develop & Improve. The only constant in this world is change. So be ready to renew, develop and improve your goals. This keeps the momentum of using Twitter going. Moreover, by doing this you treat your relationship with Twitter like a living organism.

Successful Twittership requires a solid strategy. And your strategy need not to be a complicated melange of goals. Keep it simple, keep it personal. Then from thereon, push yourself by renewing and developing. That way, you don’t get stuck in the past.


Fly like a bird – Twitter Basics

In Business, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Twitter on 2011/10/28 at 16:44

It’s right to be wrong in Twitter.


Ryan Eriksson - Social Media | Fly Like A Bird - Twitter Basics

Ryan Eriksson | Fly Like A Bird - Twitter Basics

There’s no right or wrong in social media. So, You need to work your way through the intricate & rapid Twitter communication style. Once you get the feel of it, you start recognizing the treasures found in Twitter. While other quickly updates their status, Twitter’s function today has surpassed that “I’m sitting on the toilet” tweet. The interesting part is that there are more of those feed in Facebook than Twitter.

Again, it takes time to realise the true potential of Twitter. There are, of course, a few basic things you need to take into consideration when tweeting. They might seem simple, but people tend to forget them – especially if these conducts doesn’t come naturally for you.

Allow yourself to experiment, try and don’t be intimidated.


  • While people might get addicted of gaining more and more followers, a strong social network is not about quantity. It is about quality. Choose wisely people whom you follow and support as well as engage with them. Choose wisely the things you say and don’t be afraid to stand up for your opinions.
  • And choose meticulously what you share to your network! Then share. Share more. Share again. Sharing is Caring. You’ve heard this probably hundreds of times. But it never cease to be an absolute truth. If your only purpose is for others to listen to you, you’re life in Twitter will be abrupt.
  • Today, transparency is something that engages and attracts. It gives you credibility. I am not asking you to completely expose yourself. Nevertheless, you need not to conceal things to your network. The message here is that never pretend to be someone you are not – whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook or other social media platforms.

In the world of social media, you don’t want a one way communication. Monologue is boring. Social media is not called social media without being social. Quite basic, isn’t it?


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