There’s been a lot of drama surrounding Blogger RT accounts on twitter these past few days. I’ve only seen snippets but I thought I’d share my love for them by putting together a list of my favourite RT accounts all in the one place alongside the best way to use them.
For those that don’t know, a blogger retweet account is an account on twitter dedicated to RTing other bloggers content. RT accounts are run by normal people like you and I. Normally bloggers, with jobs and lives who give up their free time to RT your content and help you out so always remember that when using one. Think about this before you get huffy because your tweet wasn’t RT’d. RT accounts get 100’s of notifications a day, I’m sure you can imagine how time consuming it must be to go through and RT every bloggers content.
Some RT accounts like you to use their hashtag, other’s prefer you to @ them. Make sure you’re doing the correct one or your tweet definitely won’t be RT’d. It’ll normally tell you which one to use in the bio of the account.
Don’t spam RT accounts. I personally don’t run a RT account but I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to be getting multiple notifications every hour from the same person expecting a RT. Not only is it frustrating for those that run the account it’s also not beneficial for you as a blogger. You should you a good mix of RT accounts to maximise the amount of new people seeing your content.
Don’t tag/hashtag multiple RT accounts in the same tweet. It looks spammy and I know I’d be put off RT’ing your tweet if you’d included 4 other accounts.
Use RT accounts that apply to your blogging ‘niche’ Make sure the accounts you’re using apply to the sort of content you’re wanting to promote. That doesn’t mean if you’re a parent blogger you can only use parent RT accounts, just be aware of the audience you’d like to see your blog posts. Some accounts are niche specific, others are much more broad and RT a multitude of content.
@bloggerstribe – use #bloggerstribe
@thebloggershub_ – use #thebloggershub
@femalebloggerRT – use @femalebloggerRT
@teacupclub – use #teacupclub
@GRLPOWRCHAT – use #grlpowr
@parentblogsRT – use @parentblogsRT
@theclique_uk – use #TheClqRT or @theclique_uk
@influencer_RT – use #InfluencerRT
@blogginggals – use #blogginggals
@TheGirlGangHQ – use #thegirlgang
@Cbeechat – use #beechat
@PLBChat – use @PLBChat
@BloggersSparkle – use #BloggersSparkle
@bloggerclan – use #bloggerclan
@bloggerscircle_ – use #thebloggerscircle
@BBlogRT – use #BBlogRT
@lazyblogging – use #lazyblogging
@RTingbloggers – use @RTingbloggers or #bloggershare
@LovingBlogs – use @LovingBlogs