When trying to grow and deepen online relationships, actions should be grounded in an authentic intent to add value to your audience.
7 Simple Ways to Grow and Deepen Twitter Relationships
Retweet and like the tweets of those you follow in your stream to foster awareness and engagement.
Consider sharing blog content tweeted and retweeted on Twitter to other channels including LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ to assist in amplifying your contacts network and social visibility.
Proactively visit the profiles of contacts with whom you want to build rapport and help amplify historical content, not just the most recent tweets in your stream.
Add contacts to tailored lists that speak to shared competencies, passions and interests; they will receive a notification when they are added to your list.
Personalize thank you notes to others tweeting your content.
Proactively add insights and questions when retweeting people's content to encourage engagement and additional interaction.
Review your 'Notifications' navigational tab and follow people who are amplifying and engaging with your content and have similar interests as you.
It is also critical that these actions become part of your regular cadence of networking activity and form a habit. Find and schedule time in your day to ensure adoption of the change.