Does this sound familiar? You love Twitter but you wish you could have better conversations with your community of followers about what you publish on your blog? Even with a great tool like Hootsuite and creating niche lists of people, subjects and hashtags, sometimes the stream flows so fast it’s difficult to keep track of conversations and get beyond “Thanks for the retweet.”
That’s where Nestivity comes in and may be a good solution for you. I’ve been experimenting with it for a couple of days and it looks promising when you want to explore a blog-related topic or question in depth with your Twitter community.
Nestivity is in public beta and bills itself as “community with Twitter.”
Nestivity turns your Twitter handle into a “Nest”, a place for you to connect with your followers in a more organized and structured way.
You can get a free account or upgrade for more features and you sign in to your account with Twitter.
In a nutshell, you create “projects” which consist of discussions related to a project topic. Discussions can be inspired by a tweet or blog post or a question. You have the option to add images. A unique URL is created for the discussion and included with your tweets and those of the community who respond.
By using the embed feature, you can put the discussion on your blog, encouraging your readers to participate by clicking on the “tweet a comment” button. This is a big deal for bloggers since you have an opportunity to get more visibility for your blog posts. They can spread further and attract new readers to your site. You’ll also meet new people on Twitter who are interested in your content. Nestivity makes is easy to follow people who participate in your discussions.
To get set up and started on Nestivity, I refer you to a thorough how-to post by Kristi Hines at Kikolani. Why recreate the wheel, right?
I’d love to know what you think about Nestivity. Does it look like a tool you’ll use? Check out the discussion I’ve posted about creativity and then post a comment so you can experience how it works for yourself.