Live-tweeting is a great way to maximize your social media impact and distinguish yourself from other reporters and twitter users. Because you’re actually on the ground where the action is happening, you can provide a perspective that few can.
It’s important to use that advantage as best you can.
Pictures are one of the easiest ways to set the scene and show people what’s going on. It doesn’t take a lot of effort and can really enhance your live-tweeting.
Use direct quotes
Direct quotes are a great way to inject another voice into your tweets. Just make sure you don’t incorrectly quote someone, even if it’s just on Twitter. And make sure names are spelled right!
Don’t tweet too much
I’ve been guilty of this. Even though you make think people are hanging on your every tweet, you may just be clogging up people’s timelines. Keep the tweets short and succinct, and only tweet things that are actually interesting and relevant.