I’m going to let you in on a little secret about how I build the connection with my PLN. For this secret to work, it’s always great if users have profile information available!
Ready? Here it is…
If someone follows me on twitter, I try my best to welcome them into my PLN with a personal touch.
Example…Look at the profile below! Looking at her profile, I see that she is a Thinkfinity Field Trainer. See the welcome tweet that I sent her!
@sctechie Hi Nancy! Welcome to my PLN! I would LOVE to learn more about Thinkfinity from you!
— Rafranz Davis (@RafranzDavis) July 16, 2013
Here is another example. Look at her profile. I actually went directly to her blog link. I try to build the conversation with what sticks out to me. (grrr to typos, always check those) =)
On her blog is a post about her students taking a trip to China. This is how I welcomed her to my PLN along with her response!
— cstanley (@cstanley) July 16, 2013
Adding the personal touch is not only a great way to build a conversation but it’s also an amazing way to ease the twitter fears for those that are new to twitter. The profile also helps me determine if I want to follow back and add to my PLN. The more that you tell about yourself, the better!