Mind Your Social Media Manners Please
So some knew this rant was coming.
But I won’t rant.
Instead I’ll be positive. (Let’s see how many bloody paragraphs I can get through without bitching)
I’ll share the social media manners I socialize by on Twitter
So YOU, not all of you, but YOU know who YOU are, can get a bloody clue.
Twitter makes it easy to search out and connect to other like minded peeps by adding keywords in the search field.
If you’re using a twitter client such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck or MarketMeSuite, these options are also available.
- Read through the list and actually read the profiles. Click follow on those profiles that appeal to you. Send a freakin tweet to say hi.
- If the person “follows” you back, thank them.
- If someone shares your post on Twitter, thank them.
- If someone Retweets you, thank them.
- Don’t only retweet your tweets tweeted by someone else. How about retweeting their tweets once in a while? huh? huh?
- Retweet interesting tweets that you feel your other followers would find interesting.
- Reshare posts via a tweet that you think your followers would be interested in. Some followers who’ve read it
and have mannersmay thank you for sharing.
- If you come across a tweet with a question you can answer that appeals to you, answer them. This is a great opportunity to start a convo.
Do not, I bloody repeat, do not DM people you’ve never had a convo with and tell them to like your FB page and visit your blog. There are better, stronger ways to build relationships outside of twitter.
I ALWAYS thank people for connecting. I don’t thank them for following. I’m not a friggin celebrity. And yes I know it’s the lingo, but can’t we change that?
Getting Twitter connections to visit your blog
- Instead of sending your new connection – that you’ve never tweeted – a DM telling them to visit your blog, how about you head over to the website in their profile and visit them first?
- Anytime someone leaves me a comment, right after replying to them, i head over to check out their site and leave a comment about their post. NOT a comment saying “hi found you via twitter please check out my blog you lower than thou person”. Instead, I dig around for a post that interests me and I leave my two cents.
- And if they don’t have a website listed in their profile, then asking via a tweet if they have a blog is a great way to break the ice! You can also look through their tweets to see if the have tweeted a post from their site.
Getting Twitter connections to visit your Facebook Fanpage
Since you’re on their blog, how about clicking the Facebook icon and liking their page before asking them to like yours? Maybe leaving a nice message on their wall?
How to get traffic from Twitter
I’m no Twitter Guru but I swear John Aguiar is. So check out his Twitter Dummy Book if you want to learn his secrets to growing your following, getting traffic to your blog and making money with Twitter. I bought the book for a steal at $19. Worth every penny. And yes, I did include my affiliate link cause I stand by this book.
That is all peeps. I’d love to know how you use twitter so please share in the comments section.
If you’re pissed about this post, you can leave a comment too, I don’t mind at all.
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