Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How To Be A Rock Star On Twitter

OK~ I hopped on the Twitter bandwagon in 2009 and do not regret it at all! Through Twitter I have met many of you, online and in person. So, this brings me to what I am thinking about today. Many folks jump on Twitter and think something magical will happen. I am here to tell you, that you are the magic behind those Tweets! There is nothing magical about it, it's all up to you.

My biggest pet peeve is when I follow someone on Twitter and they have set an automated DM (Direct Message) to me. This message usually thanks me for following them; yet they want me to follow them on Facebook or vote for them in a contest. This is where I am so grateful for the Un-follow button! Yes, I do use it and I am not afraid to.

When I follow you on Twitter I am following you on Twitter, end of statement. I want to get to know you, I want to learn who you are and what your passions are. Once I know that we have something in common, I will check out your blog and/or website and probably follow you through other social media channels.

So please, be a Rock Star on Twitter by not begging for me to connect with you on other social media channels or vote for you. You know what? If you just let me follow you and get to know you, chances are that I will see that you are genuine and I will be more than happy to vote for you!

Five amazing people that I first connected with on Twitter were @geekbabe @resourcefulmom @TheOnlineMom  @SueScheff @RobynsWorld.

I do now know if any of these amazing ladies know how grateful I am to have connected with them, but I truly am. They showed me how to Tweet and continue to inspire me! And through this process, I have met a gazillion more fabulous people- all thanks to the inspiration of a few Tweets!

If we are not connected on Twitter- let's connect and start Tweeting~ @saramomof2

So friends- be a Rockstar on Twitter! Tweet with your heart, soul and trust me- good things will happen! You know, that's how I found a job on Twitter- through my Tweets and being myself online. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


4 comments:

  1. You are so sweet Sara! I'm so glad we connected to and trust me, I learn things equally from you too! @RobynsWorld

    ReplyDelete
  2. You said it Sara!!! I couldn't agree more with you. I personally "unfollow" almost everyone that has those automatic DM's sent to me selling something or asking me to join something.

    Love ya!!!! You are the best!!! Hope to see you again in Florida... we will send you our next CES dates!!! We will have a great line-up of speakers again!

    Sue
    @SueScheff

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! It's exciting to see that someone else feels the way I do about Twitter. I'm fairly new to the Twitter world, but your post expresses what I thought Twitter was intended to be. I too want "quality" followers, not just quantity.

    ReplyDelete
  4. hey thank you so much for the mention! As far as auto DM's I don't like them or use them, that said I understand many received different schooling about manners on Twitter. I will excuse ONE thank you for following me DM. Sending me all sorts of links or trying to sell me stuff later on? bye, bye.

    ReplyDelete

I always love feedback on my blog!