Should I have been surprised?
Let’s be honest: People don’t often say “thanks” on Twitter.
Here are 10 ways to thank someone on Twitter after he shares your content:
1. Follow the person. If you’re strict about whom you follow on Twitter, only follow the person if he is connected to your industry.
2. Add the person to a Twitter list if his bio and tweets are in line with a list you already manage. If they don’t fit one of your lists, create a new one named “Blog Readers” (or something similar).
3. Share the person’s latest blog post or tweet (even if he’s not the author) if you think it could be interesting to your followers.
4. Add a link to your thank-you message to achieve some of the goals in the examples below.
5. If someone shared a blog post about a book you’ve published, add a link to your book in your thank-you message:
Thanks @johndoe! If you are interested in that topic, John, maybe you would like to read my book => http://link-to-your-related-book-on-amazon.