How Much Should a Person Tweet?

I have been monitoring some bigger blogs twitter accounts to try and see how much they tweet, some of them have a schedule of say 1 per hour or 1 every 2 hours. Then you have others that don’t tweet through out the day and within one hour has 15+ tweets. I don’t think I am the only one with this question at hand. I know that a lot of people say that they remove people that tweet to much or people that don’t tweet at all. Its funny that everyone in the world has their different opinions regarding certain things, but in this case I would like to know from you.

How Much Should a Person Tweet?

So now that the question is out there let’s hear what you have to say.

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9 Comments
  1. Reply David August 5, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    It’s really hard to determine. For me, tweeting depends on how many free time I have in front of the screen, whether I have a connection in touch or not (of course this varies if you have a wireless gadget), on my mood (neutral mood means the least tweets).
    If we don’t count others’ replies to people I don’t know, since I don’t see those, a person I follow shouldn’t tweet over 40 a day in the long run. In fact, s/he can tweet as much as s/he wants if the tweets are interesting/useful/funny in a way that it doesn’t get old.
    I would never remove someone for not tweeting, or tweeting too little. I started to follow that person for a reason, and not tweeting at all doesn’t mean s/he won’t tweet in the future.

  2. Reply Kerry August 5, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    I don’t think it really matters how much a person tweets, as long as when they do it’s something worthwhile. I’ve followed so many people thinking that they’d be interesting but they just tweet one worders or they use Twitter to simply moan about everything.
    I also unfollow people that never tweet because, let’s face it, there’s really no point in them even being on there if they don’t use it.

  3. Reply illastr8 August 5, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    It doesn’t matter how much, just when they do, it’s something that interests me. That’s why I follow people with my same interests. Or people who share information that I browse on a daily basis. There are some who I follow who only post once a week, but always have something good to post. I don’t even bother following people who just post tweets every ten minutes of what they are doing at that moment.

    Illastr8

  4. Reply Jceal August 5, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Quality over Quantity, the substance of a tweet makes all the difference in the world. Another factor I don’t think was acknowledged is ones purpose for tweeting. If you are tweeting for marketing or business purposes I think that sets the tone for your tweets. Opposed to when you tweeting for more personal reasons you tweets don’t need to have much substance, just something to occupy your time. I personal try to find that happy that medium and I have the privilege of doing what I love and it can be pretty interesting at times so I like to share it with others. Judge for yourself @JakeofAllTradez on twitter

  5. Reply Vunky August 6, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Haha, a question I often ask myself!

    Call me old fashion, but I actually like to read (scan) the tweets people are sending me. I don’t care how good your tweets are, if you send more than 20 a day, I will unfollow you.

    I also hate it when people fake awareness by sending out questions and statements they never intend to reply on.

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden August 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM

      Hopefully you are still following us :P thanks for the comment mate

  6. Reply Marty August 10, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    I don’t like people who tweet too much, that’s for sure. More than 1 tween per hour is a bit too much

  7. Reply san antonio search engine optimization August 12, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    How much should a person tweet? As much as they want! As long as they are still making sense, if not then they are just plain lacking for attention.

  8. Reply Matt August 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    I don’t think there’s any particular number of tweets that people should stick to. I just think they should try and do it regularly, and only when they have something meaningful to say.

    Then each of their tweets will be pithy and memorable, and more likely to be mentioned or retweeted. I do think people write too much fluff, just tweets about how they’re waiting for buses and stuff. Others use Twitter like an instant messenger with other tweeps. That’s a bad use of it, I feel. This stuff just isn’t worth reading (unless you’re actually part of the conversation).

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