Want More Visibility for Your Blog on Twitter? Nestivity May be the Answer

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.

I’m experimenting with a discussion around a blog post about creativity published on The Future of Ink:

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.

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  1. says

    Hi nice share, though I’d like to ask if Nestivity is for free? or paid? Does it work like hootsuite? or completely different? :) ill try to explore it later, just want to throw those questions to your for now since I got no time to visit its website. thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Nestivity is really good. I have just started using it few weeks ago. And my experience is good with this. It’s a nice way to get some followers on twitter and promote your blog posts.

  3. says

    I am not familiar with nestivity but from what I just read, it seems that it can help my business become more visible. This is something I seriously want to get into.

  4. says

    Thank you for writing sharing your experiences. I stumbled upon your Nest and I enjoyed the topics you were hosting. Even though I’m the CEO of Nestivity, I only join topics and communities that are of interest to me. So it’s great to meet a new person to follow and to engage w/your like minded audience to continue the dialogue around interesting topics. Thank you for engaging and exploring our new tool.

    • says

      Henry, thanks for your comment. I’m honored you joined my community. I’m finding it a bit slow going to motivate people to participate so if you have any tips, I’d love to hear them.

      • says

        Well it’s definitely something a Influencer like yourself can leverage for the goal of your blog. Our core target is the Enterprise so that Brands can build relationships and deeper engagement with their followers. Turning a passive audience of followers into active brand participants. Some of things that I think will work well is to make sure that your community URL is promoted across your marketing channels and to set a strong catalysts/theme for your community. What’s in it for your followers? Perhaps it’s a knowledge share and best practices community. For brands, we are discussing customer support, advovacy, etc. Perhaps your followers had no idea that you just rolled out the red carpet for them to tweet you about experiences, ideas, questions that you’re open to hearing about. Maybe they can share tweets about future topics for you to host a discussion, hangout, or even future post about. Some tactics i’ve seen is to promote your community value across FB, G+, Twitter profile page, and even in your email marketing. But, definitely please let us know if you think of any other great strategies or tactics that work well for your audience. btw, we are open to feedback and dialogue on our own nest at http://nestivity.nestivity.com

  5. says

    Hi Denise,
    I’ve been following Nestivity’s activity for a while now but somehow I didn’t quite get into the nitty gritty yet. I saw Kristi Hines promoting it a little and others discussing topics actively, too so I keep looking for “interesting” topics.

    Still it somehow didn’t manage to grab me fully by now so I might wait until it’s out of beta status. listly for example got my attention a lot quicker but I’m interested to see how the development continues 😉