Twitter is full of celebrities. Ashton Kutcher rubs elbows with tech heads like Robert Scoble. Stars such as Alyssa Milano use the platform to help raise awareness for various causes they support. Sports stars and musicians are found everywhere: Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are two of the “top” people on the social site when it comes to number of followers. The problem that all of us who are normal has is that we want the VIPs to follow us. How the heck do we accomplish that?
It’s honestly not as difficult as you might think. Sure, there are those such as the Biebs and Gaga who don’t really interact with others. I see the cream of the crop talking about their accomplishments and bragging about their latest adventures all day long. However, there are plenty of celebs who truly WANT to talk to you.
Are you talking back? Taking a look at the @messages sent to the big shots, it’s easy to see that you’re not. Most of the time, people simply send declarations of love and adulation. “I’m your biggest fan! Will you follow me?” Guess what? Ten thousand others are their biggest fan, as well. I will let you in on a secret: most of these people don’t want your adulation. They work just as hard as you or I do. They crave real conversation which can add something to their life – just like we do. So talk to them!
When your favorite football player or singer asks a question on Twitter, don’t reply by saying how smart/funny/adorable they are. Answer them! Give them a reason to want to talk to you. Come up with counter-questions of your own. Make them think about the given topic and you’ll almost always get a reply. From there, you can continue to build the conversation to the point they end up following you.
Let’s remember that they’re going to check you out. If your stream is full of messages about your dinner, latest date or bathroom habits, celebrities won’t follow you any more than any other person on this planet would. If you want the attention of any human being, you’re going to have to promote yourself as someone with intelligent and interesting things to say.
Another great way to get someone’s attention is through a blog post. If you feel you wrote something interesting that hasn’t already been done a million times, why not Tweet it directly to the people who you’re hoping will follow you? Let’s say you have a new take on the world of startup funding. Write a kickass article and show it off to Mike Arrington. I guarantee he’s going to click through and just may start following what you’re doing on Twitter so he doesn’t miss anything else. The same rule can apply to someone such as Kathy Griffin or even Ashton himself. If you have something awesome to say, share it with them.
Don’t set your hopes too high. The sad truth is that many stars are on the service simply to promote themselves. However, many of “US” are there for that reason, as well. Take the time to figure out which celebrities truly mean something to you and then make them want to know you. Start conversations with them and don’t give up if your first try doesn’t work: they get a bajillion messages thrown at them per day, making it easy to miss yours.
If you’ve managed to have a great dialogue on Twitter with any celebrities or gotten them to follow you back, let us know in the comments. We love success stories!
I really don’t have anything good to say about twitter 😂 I think the people on there are fake and stick up.
some celebrities dont follow me at all maybe im doing something wrong what is going on help me out please
I was so furious when I tweet good stuff about cardi and no one likes it not even cardi but then I asked her about her baby thn again she didn’t reply so I decided to delete the tweet thn all of a sudden she sended a video of her baby so I regret deleting my tweet
Not a bot says
Caution: Just trying to be real folks. In case you haven’t looked closely enough or already guessed it, many or most celebrities don’t social media themselves, but will have an assistant, publicist, etc. to post for them. Some are easy to spot cause endless promotion, hashtags, products. Some are more sophisticated like when some y’alls are thtown for good measure. If you’ve seen them speak or interviewed before, that’s another clue. Does it sound like them? Some will actually tell you it’s their office or representative in their profile or pinned tweet. Others do go the extra mile and have a system to show when its not them like prefacing the message with something in brackets first. And finally there are famous people who post things themselves. They’re showing you what they’re doing, giving answers in authentic voice, pictures of what they’re eating, video of their homes, candid shots with other people they’re working on projects with right at that moment. All being posted too frequent to be staged. So yeah often you can tell it’s happening in real time. This is just common sense. Eyes open.
Stephanie Hulme says
I have never had a celebrity tweet me recently, the last celebrity to tweet me was a professional dancer for Strictly Come Dancing called Kevin Clifton and he tweeted me back in 2016. I have been trying to get at least a tweet from my favourite singer/actor, Donnie Wahlberg but so far had no luck at all, my first tweet to him was on 20th April, my birthday, asking him for a birthday tweet but I got no reply. I am still waiting for a tweet from Donnie.
I am proudly followed by the American supermodel Caprice Bourret.
As a genuine admirer of Caprice herself for over two decades, I happily followed her showbusiness career as a world-famous supermodel before she eventually reinvented herself as a successful entrepreneur and a filly respectable businesswoman here in London. I once met her at a VIP event in 2013 and had always remembered how lovely and down-to-earth she was too Since I first began following Caprice herself on Twitter in November 2015, I began regularly engaging with her every week with considerable success and even got a sweet “Happy Birthday” tweet from her last February. Unfortunately, she recently had trouble with a malicious troll who was constantly bothering her on Twitter. I decided to defend Caprice’s honour by challenging this openly disrespectful troll and took the worst kind of online abuse from him in order to protect Caprice from serious harm on Twitter. Unfortunately, after I eventually saw off the troll himself in the end, I felt ready to sadly leave Twitter forever. I felt so awful about everything that had happened, I even sent a heartfelt apology letter to Caprice too. I never once asked her to follow me at all. I kondly tweet to her every week.
Imagine my wonderful surprise when I found that Caprice herself had got my kind apology letter and was deeply moved and sorry for the awful online abuse that I had tolerated in my efforts to defend her honour on Twitter. She sweetly thanked me in the nicest way possible – by following me. I am now one of only 220 people whom Caprice herself follows worldwide on her Twitter account.
To have Caprice Bourret as a Twitter friend is an honour. So happy.
Sabrina Carpenter says
I used to have demi lovato but I didn’t tweet much so she stopped
had not read this yet
Priyanka A says
1) I once had a Bollywood star retweet my answer to a promotional question he posted for one of his movies
2) A Sri Lankan cricketer thanked me when I answered his query on getting mobile Internet in India
3) I’ve also had a conversation with the wife of a popular Bollywood actor on increasing electricity charges
4) A friend of mine recently received a retweet from an actor whose film he praised
The bottom line is that being a problem solver and helping celebs in their cause is a surefire way to get a reply or retweet from them.
At the same time, there are some dumbass celebs who don’t reply to fans but only engage with other celebs. You can’t do anything about them, but I can surely say that’s a lethal cocktail of bad PR and definite suicide for them.
I’ve tried so many things to get my favorite celebrity to notice me but still failed. I think I am the only one in the fandom that haven’t get noticed yet???
I got Jessica Mauboy to follow me and reply and reetweet me by saying how amazing her new movie was! SIMPLE
I got Jessica Kennedy from dance moms Miami to follow me just by saying, “you’re an amazing dancer, love you! <3" simple as that
This helped me get aaron goodwin from my favorite tv show ghost adventures to follow me. Thanks.