1. Follow others. Every time you tweet, someone somewhere is reading about you. You want to "follow" other choirs or musical groups and they in turn will follow you. Say something catchy or fun and be sure to comment on other tweets.
2. Favourite & Retweet - When someone says something you like or appreciate, then Retweet it. It is easy to do. Those buttons are right under each Tweet. Be sure to Favourite as well. The more times your name is mentioned, the more chance you have of being noticed. I have really enjoyed conversations with various musical groups all over the world. It takes very little time but is so much fun.
3. Linking. You can link your blog posts to automatically be posted on Twitter. If you don't want to be the Twitter guru then appoint someone as your Twitter reader and writer. It is most important that you stay on top of what is happening.
1. Like - You can click on LIKE on other posts to show you have read them. You can also make a post you don't think is appropriate be hidden on your page. If someone continues to post what you think is inappropriate, you can "un-friend" them.
2. Share - When you find something like a video or poster or picture you would like YOUR friends to see then you can click the share button. You can add your own comment to that as well.
We have e-mail for direct communication with the choir. Seeing as most people have smart phones, they will get their e-mails right away. Our choir has requested e-mail as our main communication although the schedule and updates are always available on the blog.
Make the social media work for you. Learn from and share with others who have similar interests. It is simply amazing. I am of the age that I remember when you thought twice about using long distance on the phone as it was very expensive. Letters (snail mail) were written regularly. Now, communication is immediate and ever present. Don't be afraid of it. I knew nothing about using social media just two years ago. Now there is no turning back. Make it a part of your choir's persona. Why not?