13 Twitter List Ideas For Bloggers

13 Twitter List Ideas For Bloggers

It’s no secret that Twitter is an excellent platform for growing your blog or business.  In fact, even our president, Donald Trump, uses the platform to stay connected.

Although President Trump doesn’t use the Twitter List feature, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and businesses use lists to help manage their feeds.

13 Twitter List Ideas For Bloggers

Although President Trump doesn’t use the Twitter List feature, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and businesses use lists to help manage their feeds.

There is an unlimited number of uses for Twitter lists, and they can be set to public or private.  If you’re not sure what types of lists would help you as a blogger, here are 13 Twitter List Ideas just for you.

Friends & Family Twitter List (Private)

Once you’re following 1,000 or more Twitter accounts, it’s quite common to miss tweets from you family and friends.

Creating a private list just for them will help you stay connected, and keep you from missing important announcements.


Staying connected to those important to you is a great way to regroup when you’re feeling stressed out.  Plus, your family and friends will appreciate knowing that you still have time for them.

Sharing tweets from loved ones will also help to humanize your brand.

2. Recommended Resources Twitter List (Public)

Help out your followers by creating a Recommended Resources list.  Whatever your niche is, share the wealth of resources you’ve come across in your niche.

Add other Twitter users that you think your followers will appreciate that fit the list topic.  You can also include tweets that are promoting something that fits your list.

Don’t Forget To Add Yourself

Be sure to include yourself on the list which will help extend your audience reach.

When you add someone to a public Twitter list, that user receives a notification.  They may share your list or mention it in a tweet, which will get your Twitter account more exposure.

Related: Why Your Blogger Tribe Is Key To Your Success

3. Competitors Twitter List (Private)

Creating a Twitter list for competitors will help your own Twitter account grow if used wisely.  Be sure to set this list to private for obvious reasons.

Copy Followers

One of the major reasons my Twitter account has so many relevant followers is because of my Mass-Follow Method.

You can use this method to do the same for your own account.  It’s very simple and makes growing your Twitter followers a breeze.

Find a few of the bloggers in your niche that are very similar to yours.  Follow them on Twitter and add them to your Competitors list.

Every time you want to get a quick boost in followers, simply go to one of your competitor’s profiles and click on their Followers list.  Follow as many of their followers as Twitter will allow (up to 1000 per day).

Then, sit back and watch your follower count start climbing.

The best part is that your new followers are most likely in your target audience.  Since they are interested in your competition’s content, they will be interested in yours, as well.  I discuss this and so much more in my free Twitter ECourse.

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4. Bloggers To Retweet Twitter List (Private)

Set up a private list of bloggers that you can use for content retweets.  You can even save the specific tweets to your list.

Twitter moves so fast that you really need to be sending tweets out at least 7 – 10 times per day.  The odds that the same people will be seeing all those tweets is almost zero, so you can get away with even more, if you’re up for it.

What you don’t want to do, is keep tweeting the same thing over and over.

Just like every other platform, you want to share other people’s content, too.  Your followers will look out for your content if they know it’s going to be valuable.  You’ll be setting yourself up as an authority in your niche, making it more likely that your followers will seek out your tweets.

Retweeting other bloggers content is also a great way to get on the radar of the best bloggers in your niche.  That comes in handy when you’re looking for guest post opportunities.  Just sayin’.

5. Followers That Engage With Your Content (Private)

By all means, keep track of those Twitter users that engage with your content.  In my opinion, this is the most valuable Twitter List of all.

There are a number of uses for this type of list including:

  • When you need beta testers for a new product or service to offer
  • Special promotions or giveaways
  • When searching for content to retweet

Giving these users special treatment is a great idea for building brand loyalty.

Since they’re already interested in your content, these are the people that will probably be interested in your products and services when you monetize.

Spend some time getting to know these users and finding out what they like.

Consider this list when writing your next blog post.  What do these people have in common?  Do they fit your customer avatar profile?  This helps you really zero in on your target audience, or could help you reconsider the content you’re writing.

6.  Potential Customers Twitter List (Private)

Speaking of potential customers, you need a private list for all of them that fit.

These are users that engage with your content and also users that fit your customer avatar characteristics.

Before pitching them with a paid product or service, be sure to build a relationship with them.  You can do this by:

  • Mentioning them in tweets where you ask a question
  • Send them a direct message to introduce yourself
  • Send a direct message with a freebie you offer that they will love

This is where Twitter beats the other social media platforms in my opinion.  People want fast and easy results and with Twitter, you can meet those desires.

7. Hashtag Mentions Twitter List (Public)

Do you have a branded hashtag for your blog?  I use #NextLevelBlogging, and ask my Twitter followers to use it in their tweets.

If you do, make a public list for all of the tweets that mention your hashtag.

This list serves almost like a list of good reviews and builds trust for your brand.

Other Lists For Hashtag Mentions

For those that use your hashtag consistently, you could also add them to your Engaged Users list and your Potential Customers list.  They already like your brand if taking the time to add your hashtag to their tweets.

8. Customer Recognition Twitter List (Public)

Make a Twitter list of the customers and clients that you work with on Twitter.  Be sure to get their permission first.

No one is more valuable to your blog than your current customers.  These people trusted you enough to pay you for a product or service, so they fricking ROCK!


Give them some recognition by including them on a public list.

Doing so could throw some extra business in their direction, which is always appreciated.  And guess what?  If you’re sending business their way, they’re are more likely to refer people to you, as well.

9.  Twitter Chat Participants (Public)

Do you host a Twitter chat?  If so, create a Twitter list for the participants.

This will make it easy for you to remind them of the chat date and time, or a quick reminder just before your chat starts.

Having the participants on a public list makes it easy for members to follow each other and connect.

10. Current Customers Twitter List (Private)

Another important Twitter list is for current customers, which should be kept private.

Having your customers on a list makes it easy to stay connected to them.

You can send direct messages to follow up on purchases and thank them for their business.

Your current customers are your best leads for new products.  Using your Current Customers Twitter List makes it super easy to pitch them on a very personal level.

11. Tweet Mentions Twitter List (Public)

Create a public list of all tweets that mention your user name in them.

This list is similar to the Branded Hashtag list and is like a list of great reviews, all about you.

Again, these people already like you and your brand, so give them special treatment.  Engage with them or give them exclusive access to a promotion.

The users on this list can be added to your Potential Customers Twitter List, too.  Pitch them after you build a relationship with them.

12. Niche Interests Twitter List (Public)

Are there other topics that users in your target market would be interested in?  Make lists for each of those topics.

Anything you can do to help your target audience, DO IT.

You could even use these lists to include your affiliate links to products your followers would be interested in.  Boost your income and build your authority with your audience in one shot.

13. Favorite Blogs Twitter List (Public)

Keep track of all of your own favorite bloggers on one list.

Even if they’re not in your niche, give some recognition to the blogs that you enjoy reading.


Getting on the radar of influencers is great, but why not help out your tribe?  If you love a blogger that isn’t necessarily as popular as you, give them some love and include them on this list.

Having a Favorite Blogs Twitter List can open doors for collaborations and guest post opportunities.


Your Turn

There’s my 13 Twitter List Ideas For Bloggers!

What types of Twitter lists do you currently use?  Which one of these is your favorite and why?  I love getting your feedback so please leave a comment below.

Let’s connect on Twitter and check out each other’s lists.  I’d love to add some new bloggers to my tribe and to my Favorite Blogs Twitter List.  Follow me and use #NextLevelBlogging so I can check out your blog.

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