What Can I Tweet if I Don’t Have My Own Content?

What Can I Tweet if I Don’t Have My Own ContentWhat Can I Tweet if I Don’t Have My Own Content?

Are you asking yourself, “What can I post on Twitter?” Don’t worry. Even if you don’t have your own content (like a blog posts or videos), you have a number of other options.

Here are a few content ideas you can share on Twitter to gain more followers and increase engagement, even if you don’t have content of your own.  Even if you do, these ideas will be helpful and can help round out your social media posting schedule.

If you are really stuck for ideas you can always retweet other people's content.  You don't want your Twitter stream to be filled with only content you have retweeted. You want people to be retweeting your content.

Quotes

One of the easiest things to post on Twitter is quotes. You can easily find hundreds, if not thousands, of quotes by doing a simple Google search.  You can get leadership quotes, funny quotes, inspirational quotes… the list is endless.

Simply copy and paste some of the quotes into your feed. Quotes are so easy for other people to retweet.

Here are a few you can use (Click on the 'click to tweet' link and it will post straight out into your feed):

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust   <<Click to Tweet>>

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. – Epictetus  <<Click to Tweet>>

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain  <<Click to Tweet>>

Images with quotes are also very popular.  According to Buffer, visual content is 40 times more likely to be shared than other types of content. You can easily create a graphic with a quote or interesting statistic on it using a free, easy-to-use program like Canva or PicMonkey. (Watch this video to learn how to use PicMonkey.)

Here is one I created using Canva:

Other People’s Content

Sharing the blog posts of other people in your industry is also a great idea.  

You can share the entire post with a link.  If there is room you can also add a comment about what you thought of the post.

Another option is to pull key ideas from their post and turn those into tweets.  Add to the tweet the name of the person that wrote the post.  Even better, for both of these options, is to find their username on Twitter and add that to the post. That way they will know you are sharing their content.  It is a great way to build relationships.

If you are retweeting posts you can use the 'Retweet with Quote' feature to add your own thoughts.

Industry Tips

Share tips and information for the industry or niche you are in.  If you are in beauty, you could be sharing skin care tips or how to put on makeup. If you can’t think of anything yourself to do you can always do what we already talked about – share other people’s information on the topic.

If you are sharing other people's tweets, make it easy on yourself and add people to a Twitter list. That way you can find all the people that tweet about similar topics in one place. Adding people to a list is another way to start building relationships with them.

GIFs

I haven’t really used them in my marketing but I see a lot of people use GIFs.  This one here only took me a few seconds to tweet.

You can find GIFs easily when you tweet from the Twitter platform.  Click to send a tweet, write in what you want to say and then click on the GIF icon.  Here you can search for anything you want. Click on the one you like, it will upload and then click tweet to send.

GIF image

Lifestyle Posts

I'm a Twitter strategist and I support online entrepreneurs to create twitter strategies to gain more leads and exposure for their business. It is easy for me to talk about Twitter but we don’t want to be talking business all the time.  

We all have interests outside of our business.  What do you think your community might be interested in? Is it beauty, fashion, travel or maybe keeping fit?

You can also post content around some of those topics – photos or information that would be of interest.

Here is an example of a post you could tweet (see how I added in my own comment as well as the link to the blog post):

Random Facts

You can post random facts, questions or funny snippets. Any of those kinds of things, they are going to be well received.  Google is such a wealth of information – you can find content on any topic you can think of.

Here are a few you can use (just click on the link beside it and it will post out onto your Twitter):

What's the wisest thing anyone has ever told you? <<Click to Tweet>>
 
What is something you have always wanted to try? <<Click to Tweet>>
 
Beach or mountains? <<Click to Tweet>>
 
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. What about you? <<Click to Tweet>>

Your Turn

What I'd really love for you to do, is take on posting some of your own tweets, if you aren’t already. How often should you post on Twitter? It depends. You should post at least once a day.  You could post a tweet of your own, using some of the ideas from this post, and then retweet other people's tweets until you feel more confident or have more content of your own. You don't want your followers to forget about you.
 

Consistency is key!

Don't forget to thank the people that retweet you.  You can find that information by clicking on the 'Notifications' tab in the top toolbar of Twitter.
 

I would love to connect with you on Twitter – you can find me @staceylmyers.

Let me know how you get on.  Have other ideas about what to tweet?  We’d love to hear them!