25 Interesting Things You Can Tweet (Besides Blog Posts and Retweets)

Take a look at your recent tweets. Are they mostly links to blog posts you found interesting, or retweets of blog posts that others found interesting? Why not broaden your tweeting horizon a bit with new material? We’ve got 25 interesting things you can tweet beyond your standard blog post links and retweets.

  • Share a link to a podcast or audio interview you enjoyed. Your followers will appreciate the multimedia.
  • Participate in #FollowFriday and share great follows with your followers.
  • Link to an image you found particularly moving/funny/insightful.
  • Share an actionable tip that applies to your niche.
  • If you know what a particularly obscure trending topic means, explain it to your followers (don’t forget to include it in your tweet!)
  • Link to a review you think your followers would be interested in on Yelp or a similar service.
  • Tell your followers about a charity or non-profit that you support.
  • If you’re going to a conference, share the hashtag before and during.
  • Twitter lists are valuable sources of information for almost any niche, so let your followers know if you find a particular Twitter list useful.
  • Join a hashtag chat and describe it to your followers before/after participating. You can even find a transcript of many of the more popular ones.
  • If you use an app or dashboard (like TweetDeck or Twitter for iPhone) other than Twitter.com to tweet from, why not tell your followers about it and why it’s so great?
  • Highlight one unique Twitter account, and tell your followers why they should follow it.
  • Write out a quote that inspired you (and don’t forget to attribute it to its author!).
  • Recommend a good book.
  • Start a debate by creating your own hashtag and asking your followers a question.
  • If you can cook, share one of your simpler recipes by writing it out and linking to it, or by finding something you cook on AllRecipes.com.
  • Come across a cool infographic lately? Those are always popular on Twitter.
  • Share observations you’ve made about everyday things – waiting in line, buying a coffee. This will resonate with your followers, and it will give you a chance to make more personal connections.
  • If there are any WordPress plugins that you simply couldn’t live without, give them a nod on Twitter – your blogger followers will thank you.
  • Ask your followers a question about how they use Twitter, their opinions of the latest news, or what they’re working on right now.
  • Link to a poem you found particularly resonant.
  • Add a short comment to a news story that is making its way around Twitter.
  • Let your followers know about any new, free services you find online, and tell them why they should check it out. If you’ve got some invites to these services, why not offer one or two to interested followers?
  • If you find a good deal online, tweet it!
  • Link to a funny video on YouTube on a Friday afternoon – it’s a nice way to play out the week.
  • What do you tweet to spice things up?