8 More Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter

Last week’s post, 8 Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter, really hit a nerve. It was read over 1,100 times in 48 hours! That is a record for my site. However, after writing it, I came up with some more reasons, which I had forgotten when I first wrote it. So, here’s part 2….

8 More Reasons I Won’t Follow You on Twitter:

1. You use True Twit Validation.
There is nothing than wanting to prevent spammers but I would not in a million years make someone verify before they could follow me. There have been people I wanted to follow, but felt insulted that I would have to verify myself first. That is simply telling a potential client/customer that you don’t believe them.

2. Your auto-dm is nothing but a shameless plug for me to download or buy your latest product.
Let me preface this – having an auto direct message to thank someone for following you is not bad. I have one but that’s about all it says. It is hard for me to sit and thank everyone personally, so I send a DM to say thank you. What I am talking about here are the hundreds of DMs I get a month telling me how bad I need their product or to download their latest white paper. If I want it, I would go to your website, not your Twitter DM.

3. You tweet me telling me you can buy me followers.
Buy Twitter followers? Are you kidding me? That is a strict violation of my business ethics, not to mention cheating the system. Please do me a favor and stop butting in on my conversations to offer.

4. You tweet every.single.minute.
Tweeting a lot is fine, but it can be excessive. Just be careful how much you tweet and what you tweet. What I see a lot of is one account, the same tweet every five minutes all day long.

5. You haven’t tweeted in over a week.
If you aren’t actively using Twitter, then you are not using it to its fullest. If you are a business using Twitter, you need to be active because if you’re not, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. People want to actively engage with other people.

6. Your profile picture is vulgar or inappropriate.
Enough said.

7. Your tweets are all posts from Facebook. And you don’t respond when I do try to interact.
We all pull out Facebook posts into Twitter. But we do more than that. I do it to compliment my Twitter activity. I come across accounts that all their tweets are are Facebook posts. To top that off, when I do try to interact and engage, it goes ignored which tells me one thing: they don’t evey actually check their Twitter account.

8. I take the time to personally tweet you a thank you for following me and you ignore it.
I am sorry, but would you ignore someone telling you thank you in person? I didn’t think so, so don’t do it online.

This pretty much sums it up. I do actually follow quite a few people and add new ones each day. I am just more selective these days. There is notng wrong with that. You want to surround yourself with good, honest, reputable people.

Can you think of anything else? If I missed something, please comment below and let me know!

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