Social media is one of the best ways to gather the support of your community, give updates, and inform the public about your stances. Twitter can be a great way to directly interact with voters, share news articles, and stay up to date with current affairs. Your social media will be a dynamic place that can quickly and at no-cost engage with supporters.
Setting up political Twitter
First step is going to Twitter and clicking on the sign up button. A Create your account pop up box will appear, and you’ll be guided through our sign up experience. You’ll be prompted to enter information such as your name and phone number or email address.
You will then need to verify your email address or phone number. Afterwards you can customize your profile, including picking a profile photo and header. Then you can add a bio, set up your timeline by following people or Topics. And just like that you are ready to tweet!
Tips for picking a Twitter username
Your username, also known as a “handle,” is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages. You should pick a username that matches your own name and is easy to spell. Try and avoid using numbers which might add extra confusion. This username will form the URL of your Twitter profile page. You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already taken.
Things to remember about Twitter
While there are many supporters on Twitter there are also people who will dislike you. This is part of any campaign and make sure you aren’t taking it personally. Do not feel like you have to respond to every direct message or reply tweet that is negative.