A Great Article by Kerry Butters I found worth sharing…. with many more valuable articles she has written.
I have found Kerry very inspirational with her informative tips in helping anybody with online subtleties connecting with people and providing value. Giving to people information that may help them is a very powerful gesture to do with anything business online.
Twitter is one connecting media that you can use anytime at a moments notice to express your thoughts and speak your mind, pretty much like Instagram. What’s important with these social media’s is your ability to tweet, share and express. It is a vital tool to exercise your mind and your spirit to keep speaking and sharing your thoughts. Reason being, is you are changing and growing and any ability to express your thoughts is an exercise that grows and develops who you are.
So I hope this makes it clear and helps you get some ideas on how to enhance how you use this platform….enjoy.
Don’t Make these 3 Twitter Mistakes
Mistake #1 – Automating Direct Messages
Automation is a great thing for scheduling tweets on Twitter – and absolutely nothing else. The ability to be able to line up a month’s worth of tweets (or even 6 months) in just a few minutes and schedule them to be posted intermittently over that period can be a real lifesaver for the social media marketer. Every time you publish a new blog, you just head over to Hootsuite,Buffer, or whatever your favourite scheduling tool happens to be, and set it to tweet 3 times a week for the next 4 weeks – job done.
However, some people – in fact a lot of people – have started automating their direct messages. What they do is set up a direct message to be sent out to their new followers. Usually they say something like: “Thanks for the follow, be sure to check out my website/Facebook/Google+/Instagram page too!”
Needless to say there is nothing remotely personal about this sort of message. In fact, the whole “social” side of social networking has vanished completely with these. I expect you’re like me – if you can see that someone has gone to the trouble of writing out a personalised direct message thanking me for the follow, I engage with it. Otherwise I just ignore them completely – and I certainly never, ever, ever check out their website, Facebook or anything else.
Don’t do this. Instead write out a personal reply for every follow that you get – don’t try and automate everything, for it is essentially no better than spamming.
Mistake #2 – Buying Followers
We’ve all seen those tweets – “10,000 followers instantly for just $5!! Buy now!!” Let’s get one thing straight – 10,000, 20,000, or 1 million followers doesn’t impress anyone, and if all the followers that you have are paid for and fake, then there’s no one out there to impress anyway.
The purpose of Twitter is not to show off to the world how popular you are (or pretend you are), but to build up an enthralled and engaged community of genuine leads who you hope to convert into paying customers.
Fake followers don’t have any money to spend, nor any means of typing out tweets to engage with your account. Your real followers will notice very quickly what you’ve done, and when they do, you will forgive them for unfollowing you en masse without hesitation – for obviously all you’re interested in is the number after your name, and not building genuine relationships on Twitter.
Mistake #3 – Being An Egg
There are so many small individual businesses out there who are still using the default ‘egg’ symbol in lieu of uploading a real photograph of themselves or image of their brand’s logo. Twitter is a social network, which means you have to give your profile some personality – and the default ‘egg’ doesn’t do this.
You need to show that you are engaged with the platform – and eggs, frankly, just give the impression that you are lackadaisical at best about “this whole Twitter nonsense”, let alone a bit of a technology dinosaur. Put simply, it gives a very bad first impression of your brand, and I for one never follow or engage with an ‘egg’, and you shouldn’t either – so don’t be one.
What has your Twitter experience been like? Do you use it in your social media marketing strategy? Share with us in the comments below!
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