It’s no secret that celebrities can be quite demanding, especially when it comes to social media. With hundreds or even thousands of followers, they can quickly lead you down a rabbit hole of endless “engagements” that seem more like marketing ploys rather than genuine interest.

But while some celebrities can be difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to social media, we’ve seen some fairly simple yet effective methods for engaging with major movie stars and other high-profile individuals.

Here are some helpful tips on how to navigate Twitter and other social media platforms in a way that will satisfy the most demanding celebrity.

Follow, don’t Reply

If you’ve ever followed a celebrity on social media, you’ll know that they’ll often engage with (and sometimes even repel) fans who try to engage with them on their behalf. While it’s great that these individuals decide to interact with their fans, it’s not always the best idea to get too far ahead of the curve and engage with a celebrity that you didn’t really want to engage with in the first place.

In some cases, this can lead to an endless stream of tweets that go nowhere. Better to let the celebrity know that you’re there and just let them do their thing – even if it means ignoring them for a little while.

Be Selective With Your Engagements

If you’re on Twitter, you’ll most likely notice that a lot of the accounts that you follow will tweet about the same thing. If you start to see a lot of tweets about a certain topic, you can be confident that the account that you’re following is either a botsmith or a really bad comedian.

If you see that a lot of your favorite Twitter users are constantly tweeting about a certain topic, follow those accounts and use this information to your advantage. This will not only allow you to filter out the noise, but it will also give you an insight into what’s really important to their following.

For example, if you follow a lot of fashion accounts, you can tell that most of them will tweet about fashion or style. If you see that they mostly tweet about fashion, you know that what they’re really trying to do is sell you clothes or accessories.

So rather than engaging with them on a daily basis, find a way to interact with them selectively. If you notice that they’re often spamming you with useless information or just trying to sell you something, unfollow them. Alternatively, you could unfollow them, but leave them on your list of followers so that you’ll see their tweets whenever you log into your account.

Be Creative With Your Tweets

One of the great things about Twitter is that you can be as creative as you want to be. If you have something to say, you can simply type it in and hit ‘send.’ But if you want to be a bit more imaginative, you can take a quick stroll down the rabbit hole of inspiration that is Twitter.

Look at how others are engaging with their followers. If you notice that certain users are pretty creative with their tweets – using funny images or creative captions to get the most engagement – you can learn a lot from them. If you want to be more creative, you can try pulling inspiration from wherever you want – even if it’s a TV show or another account. Just make sure that what you’re doing is relevant to your followers and will actually make them interested in what you’re saying.

Interact With Your Followers

If you notice that a lot of your favorite Twitter users are constantly talking about a certain topic, make sure to engage with them on that topic. You can start by just sending them a quick tweet to let them know that you noticed their passion and to say thank you for sharing it with the world. Once you’ve done that, you can move onto the next interesting thing that they’re tweeting about.

If you want to engage with your followers on a deeper level though, you can always @reply to them. This will put them on the spot and make them respond to you directly. It’s interesting to see how celebrities react to being put on the spot like this – some will argue and defend their point of view, while others will clam up and refuse to engage at all. Either way, you’ll have learned something new about this person.

Once you’ve learned something new from a celebrity’s Twitter account, be sure to let them know that you noticed their passion and that you value what they have to say. This will hopefully lead to more meaningful interactions in the future – and let’s face facts, no one’s ever got entirely bored of Twitter just because a celebrity account stopped tweeting occasionally. We always have something new to learn, and that’s what makes this platform so special.