With Twitter’s immense popularity in the social networking world and among new professional bloggers and webmasters, it is not uncommon for a fresher to unknowingly glide into one of the many pitfalls of Twitter. The passion of voicing out one’s imaginations and latest news associated with them is definitely inevitable, but new as well as experienced tweeters may at times commit certain mistakes, which may unfortunately lead them to push away their followers and abandon them in the world of tweeter.
1. Occasional tweeting
Tweeter is a forum which one can use to get his or her voice heard in their social circle. And it has now become a part of every blogger’s and e-commerce owners’ life. With the tough competition, it is very easy to lose followers to someone else. Hence, regular tweeting is very important to stay in touch with loyal followers and to personalize the virtual relationship with them. But this sometimes appears to be wrong for some people. For them, tweeting is like teen sex. First their excitement leads them to the lanes of Tweeter and once they have explored it all, they lose all charms.
2. Use of spam promotional tweets
Although many have started using tweeter as a forum for their products promotions, we must not forget Twitter’s real identity. People are flooding their accounts with spam product promotions without knowing that this would rather harm their image instead of serving their intended purpose. Tweeter as we all should know is a social networking site where followers only follow things that they emotionally get attached with, but tweeting only product promotions will not allow them to get emotionally attached. So tweeting promotional tweets in between regular tweets is obviously the better way out.
3. Tweet retweet
“Tweet me and I will tweet you back!” is one of the most lucrative and deceptive options adopted by tweeters. Although the idea looks quite promising for attracting followers, but this lane leads to only blind ends. Thoughtful and planned retweets definitely prove their worth in the long run, but Retweeting randomly would never yield any results as far as increasing tweeter followers are concerned.
4. Being genuine
It is not an uncommon thing to see people tweeting for other companies or other individuals, but followers often try to connect to the real person who generates all the tweets. Creating a social and genuine identity is a must if one wants their tweets to get socially connected with their followers.
5. Providing TMI
“TMI” has become a very popularly used abbreviation among tweeters. But providing TMI or “Too Much Information” in the form of photographs or statements through one’s tweets may lead one to unwanted dangers. This proves to be very true especially in case of tweets from bloggers and professionals.
A guest blog by Alyssa Clarke. Alyssa Clarke is a freelance blogger who is passionate about writing. She frequently writes on SEO, marketing and social media related topics. Her favorite sites are Gizmowatch and Styleguru, which she also happens to work for. She is a social media addict and can be actively found on twitter @alyssagclarke.