Using Social media, like any other business tool, requires a strategy. You’ve posted thousands of updates, tweets, photos and videos in order to build your personal brand and also grow your social network so why jeopardize your “friendships” and alienate your followers? There’s no doubt that almost everyone has posted a tweet, photo, or facebook update that they’ve then taken back, deleted, or removed, however, you do need to keep in mind that once sent your update is out there and in many ways can never be completely taken back. So, what can you do to reduce the number of folks that unfollow you or, even worse, reduce alienating people and flat out annoying them? The following are some of the practices on Twitter and facebook that have been proven to “tick people off” that you may want to avoid doing:
- Direct Message people for following you – Sure it’s very nice that you appreciate the fact that have elected to follow you on Twitter, however, there’s no need to auto-DM me with a personal greeting, in fact, if you do I will definitely promptly unfollow you!
- Event live tweeting -updates from a conference, meetup, concert or other event are cool and interesting so keep them up, however, if you take it upon yourself to try and convey everything that is taking place and posting 5-10 tweets per minute for several hours you’ll simply annoy everyone and definitely scare aware loads of followers
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