It’s Sunday, and it’s confession time.
Since joining Twitter in March 2009 I have been guilty of the following bad practices:
- Automatic direct messages
- Automatically scheduling content
- Linking social channels together – e.g. auto posting from Facebook to Twitter an vice versa
- …and a few other stupid things
In short, what I tried to do was automate my social media activity. I can tell you right now that I’ve been getting it all so very wrong for years!
I’ve learned a lot about what really works and what doesn’t and I’m going to share with you some best practices and why you should avoid automation for Twitter, and social media in general.
I hope that my attempt to make automation etiquette for Twitter simple will help you understand best practice and help you shine through on Twitter.