Hopefully you already know this, but bloggers on the dev.to platform can submit a tweet suggestion to the folks at dev.to directly from the platform. If dev.to like the tweet, they will post it up on the official thePracticalDev twitter feed. Currently, thePracticalDev has 171.6k followers. So it's a great way to increase your profile.
You can access this directly from your dashboard via the manage button.
But what makes a good 'tweet suggestion'? I put this question to an extremely helpful member of the dev.to team. So massive thanks to Michael for giving me these useful tips.
- They typically look for a good quote from an article, sometimes listing headings works well too, or just a brief summation of the post.
- The tweet can't be left blank.
- The tweet can't be a copy of the title.
- The tweet shouldn't have any #s or @mentions in it.
- Generally they're more likely to accept tweets for articles that are widely appealing (but make exceptions).
- They're also not big on including wordings like "to learn more", "read more here", and other things that seem kind of like filler.
Armed with these tips, you should be able to increase the likelyhook that your article will be featured on the thePracticalDev twitter feed. Now this begs the question, will this article be featured?