What Tools Do You Use to Save Time on Twitter?

It can be difficult building relationships on Twitter, connecting with them, commenting and following them and having the time to do it all at the same time.

I have two Twitter Accounts, @LisaLadrido and my new blogger account @TheWomenInBiz. I was having difficulty keeping up with my new followers. Twitter regulates how many you can follow between how many followers you have on a given day. So I started to place my new followers in lists until I was allowed to follow them. They are notified that they were placed on a list and I felt at least they may stay as my follower. I also use Tweetdeck and/or Hootsuite to try to manage my feeds.

However since I wasn’t able to follow everyone due to the Twitter following/follower ratio I was losing followers. You can read more about Twitter’s Following Rules and Best Practices Here. 

I found that I just wasn’t keeping up with the amount of Interactions and Mentions that my accounts were getting. There just didn’t seem to be enough time in a day to manage all of my accounts. It is important for me to be able to comment and thank my new followers.

Since I am not a fan of automated tools I have been trying to do this manually and obviously not doing a great job at it! Then I found Thanks4Follow. This allows you to add a personal message to your new followers. I do not like sending it as a direct message so I chose to add my thank you’s on the timeline.

Once you sign up for your free account you are able to personalize your messages and add additional messages if you have a lot of new followers at the same time. Which I recommend you do.


Just click on the paper and pencil as shown on this picture. Now you will be directed to the section where you can edit and add your messages you would like to send out. I usually ask a question with my message, which usually encourages your follower to answer. Of course you should comment to these responses.


To be able to have your follower’s Twitter handle added to your message you must use #FOLLOWERS#, either  in the beginning, center or at the end of your tweet. This will pull a few of your new followers for each message.  Occasionally I will add the actual day that I am tweeting out. In this example it was a Sunday. Just don’t forget to change it when you send out your messages again on another day.

Choose whether you want the message sent to the Timeline or in a Direct Message. As I mentioned before I am not a fan of Direct Messages so I send it to the Timeline.  Then add your messages and then “Validate the modifications”, which saves your new messages.

If you have new followers the Twitter Icon will be green as you can see in the above photo.  Click on that and your messages will be tweeted out. I have noticed that my new followers are RT’ing and also responding to my tweets more than before. My following has also increased in the last week since I started using Thanks4Follow than ever before.

Always make sure you are following Twitter’s guidelines when using automated tools. Do you have any tools that you use to save time and personalize your Twitter experience?

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Lisa Ladrido (66 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Technology, Product Reviews, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family and Health. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 furry four legged children!

30 comments for “What Tools Do You Use to Save Time on Twitter?

  1. Kimberly, The Fur Mom
    October 1, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    I don’t use enough tools for Twitter. I’m a huge fan of Hootsuite and my smart phone. Both allow me to post to multiple networks at once and I just try and post more about my daily thoughts (a little more than “I’m eating a sandwich.”) so that it doesn’t look like all I’m doing is sharing giveaways :)

    Thanks for the tips.


    • October 2, 2012 at 6:08 AM

      You made me smile at “I’m eating a sandwich”! Who really cares right?! I have even had trouble keeping up when using Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. Thanks for visiting Kimberly!
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  2. Sharon
    October 1, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Yeah, I’ve been doing this manual thing too and I really need to auto some of this stuff. Dang nab it! :)

  3. David
    October 1, 2012 at 11:50 PM


    Thanks a lot for your review on the thanks4follow tool.
    Happy you’re using it and appreciate it.


    David – thanks4follow.com

  4. Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood
    October 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I confess… I don’t use the tools I should. So glad you published this post. It’s a great reminder about working more efficiently with social media.

    • October 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      It is hard to keep up believe me. When I find something that eases up a little I have to share it. I am still looking for something more though.

  5. Dale Perryman
    October 4, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    I use hootsuite, socialoomph, and follow friday helper.

    • October 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      I will have to check out Socialoomph Dale. Thank you for adding that one to my list!

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