Every couple of days, I spend a few minutes on Twitter with no goal other than helping someone who has a question I can answer.
You can do it too. Here’s how to be helpful on Twitter for others in your industry.
- Go to the Twitter search page
- In the search box, type in keywords that will help you find questions you can answer, then a space, and then a question mark. This syntax means that Twitter will only find tweets that it believes are questions. Here’s what it looks like when I see if I can help folks who might have WordPress photo questions:
- When you get search results, click on Latest at the top so that you’re seeing the latest tweets.
Odds are there are some folk who you can help. Maybe it’s an easy question with a Twitter-sized answer, maybe you can point them to something you’ve previously shared online, or maybe you don’t know the answer but can give them a helpful suggestion of where to look.
If nothing else and it’s truly a good question, you can retweet their question to share it with your audience and perhaps someone else can help them out.