Bad Twitter Etiquette: Begging Someone to Follow You

Bad Twitter EtiquetteDefining the “proper etiquette” for the use of a Social Media tool or online community is very subjective. How you use Twitter may ruffle the feathers of some and how another uses Twitter may ruffle your feathers. I tend to be blasé when it comes to Twitter use by others. I understand there are dozens of ways to leverage Twitter and that there are hundreds of motivations for being on Twitter. However, there is one use that really gets my goat. Begging people to follow you or to follow another account in a Mention is sad.

Begging to get Twitter Followers

Is @CrazZyPaparaZz paying @UUUUUUQ to get more followers? Did @CrazZyPaparaZz create a script or is using automated Twitter software to perpetrate the request? I do not know, but would not recommend begging for followers. It really does not create a good first impression.

Worse yet, when I perused the followers of @CrazZyPaparaZz I discovered he is not even following me. Come on @UUUUUUQ! If you are going to beg me to follow @CrazZyPaparaZz at least have @CrazZyPaparaZz follow me first. You will probably get more people to comply with your request.

If you want more Twitter followers then I suggest you create good content worth consuming and that you are active on Twitter posting multiple times daily. Begging is not the way to go.


Author: Garth O'Brien provides SEO, Social Media and Community Management consulting services. He can help boost the online presence of a small local business or global enterprise corporations in both Google and Bing.

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