The Power of Twitter: Why Young Conservatives Should Tweet

Some of you are aware that I’m quite the Twitterholic. I tweet under the handle @Gabby_Hoffman and am not afraid to say that I tweet up quite the storm. My Twitter musings range from conservative politics to historical events. On occasion, I also include fashion and animal posts. Whenever I’m traveling for work or for leisure, I tweet pictures of monuments or interesting points of observation. All in all, I’ve grown to like and rely on Twitter.

Why would a young conservative like me use Twitter, you ask? Easy: we’ve got to win the social media war against the Left.

January 12, 2013 will mark three years since I started on Twitter. (In twitterspeak, I’ll be celebrating my third Twitterversary.)

At first I was reluctant to tweet. This social media medium was extremely confusing and foreign to me. I was perplexed by the RT symbol, follow button, and hashtags. It was not until a young conservative conference in Summer 2010 that I started to use Twitter. Once I got the hang of Twitter, I couldn’t stop using it.

In the nearly three years I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve garnered almost 22, 000 followers. What’s the key to this? Playing hashtag games, helping tweets turn into news stories, and promoting friends and fellow activists. I’ve also used Twitter to promote my articles.

Due to my politically charged tweets, I’ve been mentioned by Politico, Twitchy, National Review, got linked on Drudge Report, and was interviewed by Fox News.

If you’re not on Twitter, sign up for it and start tweeting. We’ve got a country to save!

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About Gabriella Hoffman
Gabriella Hoffman recently graduated from UCSD in June 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in history. She is a young conservative blogger, grassroots activist, and speaker. Originally from Orange County, California, Gabriella now resides in the Washington, DC area and works for a conservative nonprofit.

3 Responses to The Power of Twitter: Why Young Conservatives Should Tweet

  1. Chantell Snyder says:

    Well said Gabby!

  2. There are also conservatives using Twitter to post news and blog posts. If you follow a right-minded Twitter user, every “tweet” they send out will be seen by your account. That means every article they choose to share, you get to see. I have learned of some interesting news this way, news I may of otherwise missed.

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