AUTHORS Don’t be TWITS when TWEETING and making Online ‘Friends’!

Very nice article, well put.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

As someone who makes online contact with authors on a daily basis, there are a few things that actually IRK me (not a pretty sight), so please excuse me while I arrange this soapbox more comfortably and elaborate further.

These irk-making issues are not unique to me and have been expressed by many people – including many non-irk making authors – so unless you want to LOSE potential readers, fans and friends, you need to STOP doing the following IMMEDIATELY on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Goodreads, Shefari, Librarything, et al:

Making your first contact with the immortal words:

Get my books at ***************

LIKE my FB Page at ***************

Follow my Website / blog at ***************

And similar well meant (?), but self-centred sayings!!!!!

Think about it for a few moments – WHY did this person start Following / Liking / Send you a Friend / Connection Request?

Is it…

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5 thoughts on “AUTHORS Don’t be TWITS when TWEETING and making Online ‘Friends’!

  1. Thank you, I can only hope the message gets through πŸ˜€

  2. These spammy automatic messages make them look like spam bots, not human beings. There is an even worse variety out there, when you follow them on Twitter, they follow you back just to send a spammy DM, then they immediately unfollow you. I think it’s some script doing this.

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