Twitter Tip

Twitter Tip: Don’t Auto DM New Followers


It’s tempting, right? The idea of sending an auto DM to your new followers on Twitter?

Don’t give in. Resist the urge.

Don’t be annoying.

I follow a lot of people on Twitter and every day I’m probably following another 50-100 new people. Some days even more. I do it because they’re talking about topics that are interesting to me, or they’re on curated lists identifying them as people who are active in the discussion topics I like.

I LOVE following new people. Especially people who partake in conversation (as opposed to just spewing out promotional links).

What I don’t love – what no one loves – is being sent a generic message the second a connection is made.
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