Five Things I Won’t Do On Twitter
January 21, 2013 10 Comments
I love Twitter. It’s a real-time pulse of the world, or at least, my part of the world and I like to keep it relatively simple. People do a lot of stuff on Twitter, some good, some bad and some down-right nasty, but I give this to you, today, a list of things I WILL NOT do.
1. I will not ask you to ‘like’ my Amazon/Facebook/Smashwords book page. I do click ‘like’ buttons on things that I know I like. If I read a book and I like it, then I’ll click, but I don’t go around spamming people to like my stuff when I know they haven’t read it. In my opinion, it amounts to begging, and I don’t beg. Period.
2. I will not #follow4follow. Honestly, I have two words for people who do this – fuck off. People F4F irk the crap outta me. I find it hollow and self-serving. I have a rule; I follow people I’m interested in, but I’m not going to drop them if they don’t follow me back. Grow up. This isn’t high school.
3. I will not spam hashtags with annoying pleas to “Read my book!” “Read my blog!” A link to my new posts come up on Twitter and I do a bit of promo around the time my books come out, but that’s about it. I won’t bombard you with this shit. I saw this a lot in hashtag groups, so much so that I no longer visit these groups. Thank you assholes, you ruined something for me.
4. I will not constantly re-tweet. I don’t mind sharing tidbits or info from people I follow, but I won’t fill my stream with just re-tweets. I like to talk to people too.
5. I will not #MM and #FF. I haven’t seen many of these lately and I’ll explain why I don’t do it. I used to, back when I was first on Twitter, but then I thought, my preferences of what I like is different to other people’s, and what if someone follows someone else and it turns out they DON’T like that person? How do I look to that follower now? I suggested they follow someone that wasn’t a match? I don’t know, I understand the concept, I just don’t like it.