What not to do on Twitter if you want to promote your blog the right way…
- Spam followers with your previous posts. After two or three consecutive posts on their feed, your followers WILL zone out. No excuse for this one, seeing as scheduled tweet features are available on Tweetdeck and Hootsuite.
- Repeat the same message or question in every single one of your tweets. Not only is it annoying, but it shows no creativity and makes it very hard for your followers to recognise new content if all your updates look the same.
- Send automatic sales DMs after a follow. This one’s actually quite rude. In my humble opinion it defeats the purpose of using Twitter (ie. to be sociable) and is the digital equivalent of those automated conversations you have when booking for the cinema.
- Spam follows to people who will have no interest in your tweets just to get follow-backs.
- Stuff your tweets with #hashtags. What’s the point of appearing in more searches if you’ve made your tweet so hard to read?
- Tweet short links with no explanation or text around them. This one actually makes you look like you’re spamming, even if you’re not. It also presumes that your readers have nothing better to do than click your link to see what you’re hiding.