Disclaimer: OK, I know not everyone uses Twitter in the same way or for the same reasons. This guide assumes you are a standard Twitter user – that is to say, someone who would like to interact with new people, gain followers, and gets that warm gooey feeling when someone retweets you.
1) Don’t Use A Private Account
Twitter is a giant online conversation. Through the power of retweets and hashtags you can enter a discussion on a global scale and make friends and enemies from the farthest reaches of the earth. But in order to partake in this global conversation people need to be able to hear you. Having a private Twitter account is like turning up at Speaker’s Corner wearing a gag, and only agreeing to take it off periodically to whisper things to a select few people. Use a pseudonym if it makes you feel more comfortable, but don’t go private.