Ten Things Not To Do On Twitter

The Digital Marketers Guide is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips organization; they create and distribute digital content that offers short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help you succeed at work and in life.Recently, the Digital Marketer, aka Aliza Sherman, produced a post and podcast entitled Ten Things Not To Do On Twitter. It really is a great post and I think you should read it; the link is here. Go ahead and read it and come back for my comments and thoughts.Anyone that is connected to me or knows me knows that I love Twitter as well; I find it an important tool in communicating and connecting with others of similar interests and a great way to build your social network. Aliza makes some excellent points in how we communicate on Twitter and how we should NOT communicate as well.-You should always have a strategy with all of your media; traditional, social, digital, etc. Always make any media plan part of your overall business and marketing strategy.-You will not find too many people that just Tweet; we have blogs, websites and other social media sites; remember to integrate them.-What is your focus on Twitter? Is it just for social connections or is it to build your business? Whichever it is, remember your focus.-Search out the Twitter luminaries as Aliza said as well as others in your field of interest or business, but you should not follow everyone.-Evaluate who you friend because you are establishing a relationship. You do not establish relationships with everyone you meet, so follow the same rules on Twitter.-Social media is still about relationships; auto responding is impersonal and should be avoided.-Use SMS sparingly or get a phone that allows you to download Twitter applications. Aliza pointed out the reasons why and I agree.-The more Twitter applications you use, the more you learn; this is a good thing!-Add Twitter accounts only as you can manage them all. Nothing is worse that jumping into anything, including social media and then getting overwhelmed to the point that you ignore these new relationships.-The same rules apply on Twitter and all social media sites; common courtesy. The same common courtesy you would apply in a face-to-face situation should be applied daily with all of your social communications.Let me know what you think we should do or not do on Twitter.

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