Twitter Etiquette For Authors

In case you missed my blog entry on this topic ( https://blindoggbooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/how-not-to-build-your-on-line-following/ ) check out this one. It’s amazing how this phenomenon keeps happening. It makes one wonder if the offenders are having positive results or if they simply don’t get it.

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In the light of Tricia Drammeh’s excellent post titled Facebook Etiquette For Authors I decided to write one on Twitter etiquette.

I have heard countless complaints from many book bloggers and other authors about Twitter accounts set up like annoying spam bots. Here is a list of things which should help those new to Twitter:

1. Don’t set up automatic DM’s and replies. No matter what the internet marketers are telling you, setting up automatic DM’s and replies is a very bad idea. For the love of God, don’t do it. You are not the only person on Twitter and you are definitely not the only person I am following. Each time your spammy script sends a DM saying ‘Click my Facebook page! Here is my book!’ a little puppy dies. I am following over 1000 people and have over 1000 followers, I really don’t have the time to click…

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2 responses to “Twitter Etiquette For Authors

  1. They just don’t get it Tim – but hopefully, author by author, this message will eventually get through 😀

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