Let’s assume you already signed up for Twitter, got a hang of how it works, but do not seem to get other users to follow you. You’re probably wondering why this is the case. Well, wonder no more! Mashable has put together a list of the most common pitfalls for Twitter users. Make sure you read through the entire post and really get to the core of the problem.
Here are the main potentially problematic aspects:
- Admit it. You’re not actually a ‘social media guru‘. So why try to get people to think otherwise? It’s not such a catchy phrase anyway.
- Customize your account. Add a personalized profile image at least.
- Don’t follow users with the expectation to be followed back. And least of all ask to be followed!
- Did you hit the “Follow” button on every and any account that you came across? Is your “following” list way more substantial than your “Followers” list? Then I have bad news for you…
- Your Bio section is about yourself! Lose the dubious third person, this is your account.
- Stop tweeting and re-tweeting every 5 seconds! Make sure you don’t share too much. You don’t like it when others do it, so don’t do it yourself.
- Do not humblebrag!
- Don’t leave the tweeting to robots or other scheduling software. People will notice and will not necessarily appreciate it.
- Sell via Twitter, if you must. But keep it elegant and inconspicuous.
- Spamming via direct messaging is as annoying as it sounds. No user wants that, they’re all busy with catching up with the relevant DMs as it is.