How to Get a Celeb Following on Twitter
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have many common denominators and users enjoy that these social media platforms allow photo and video posts, sharing, and commenting. However, what is unique about Twitter is the limit it places upon tweets. Not only are tweets limited (280 characters per tweet) but video tweets have a limit as well. Thus, it has become an avenue for people to share snippets of their lives and thoughts, and for celebrities to share opinions, projects and more.
If a celebrity follows you on Twitter, or on the popular Instagram, it means that you have somehow made a connection, however tiny, with that celebrity’s thoughts. Here’s what you should do to make a celebrity follow you on Twitter:
Ensure your Twitter feed is relevant and active
Make sure your profile is complete and doesn’t come across as stalkerish, for example, avoid using names like @jloismine or @rihannasnumberonefaniwillcutyou, or having them as your profile pic. Celebs can spot a stalker from five miles, so keep below their finely-tuned radar – remember Be Cool!
Check the veracity of the celebrity’s Twitter account
First things first; you should look for a blue icon with a white checkmark in the middle. When you find this, you will know that the celebrity’s Twitter account is active and legit. There are many pseudo-Twitter accounts that could fool you, however, Twitter does take steps to ensure the veracity of people’s accounts.
Check how frequently the celeb uses Twitter
Now that you have tracked down the actual Twitter account of your favorite celebrity, the next thing you should do is study how often the celebrity tweets. If they hardly post or don’t tweet at all, chances are they are not active on Twitter and that means that they won’t follow you. However, being always engaged on Twitter means that they like the public to know more about them, and this increases the chances of interacting with you and even following you.
Research why your celeb is a celeb
It’s not enough that you know the celebrity’s name and what they do. You have to do your research to understand the celebrity’s tweets. If you don’t know much about tennis for example, how would you understand Roger Federer’s tweets about the intricacies of the game? How could you make a noticeable tweet or comment when you don’t know much about the celebrity. You also have to know the details of a celebrity’s life so that you understand the gravity of the celebrity’s tweets.
If your celeb is an advocate for any charities, research and follow them yourself, even coming up with fundraising ideas, however small. Justin Bieber is heavily involved with a children’s charity, Pencils of Promise in Guatemala, even helping the locals build a school.
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Include your celeb in your own tweets
Hashtags became famous on Twitter and other social media outlets because it’s one way for people to duplicate and spread posts online. Thus, when a celebrity is trying to promote an event, a cause, or anything they would like the public to know about, you should be insightful enough to not only re-tweet their posts or use hashtags but also articulate your thoughts and reactions. This can catch the celebrity’s attention and might make them go out of their way to check on you on Twitter. Normal people do that, and outside of the public’s eyes, celebrities are just the same as you and me.
JLo has been promoting her #lopezfamilyfoundation everywhere, so why not give her a hand and keep it relevant!
So excited to launch #lopezfamilyfoundation #CenterforaHealthyChildhood w/ @lyndalopez08 in the BX! @montefiorenyc. pic.twitter.com/l0zZcxTf61
— jlo (@JLo) June 1, 2014
Be fresh and invigorating
More often than not, celebrities love the attention, especially when that attention comes from something positive. Almost nobody wants to be part of a hate tweet or an ugly tweet. Thus, when an opportunity presents itself, and you can make a really fresh and invigorating tweet, do it. In the comments section of a celebrity’s tweet, you can inspire the celebrity and write a really interesting reaction to their tweet. You can make your own inspiring tweet and hashtag the celebrity. There are many ways, but being positive is a better way to go if you want the celebrity to follow you.
If luck is with you and the superstar replies, make the most of it!
If the celebrity replies or reacts to you and your comment or tweet, then don’t spend too long replying. Strike while the iron is hot, especially when emotions are high and inspiration is there. Nobody knows when a celebrity would be on Twitter again to check on your reply. So waste no time interacting with the celebrity.