10 Ways to Break Twitter Etiquette.
Okay, we're told that we have to be on as many social media platforms as we can manage (or mismanage). I joined Twitter when there were (only) 42 million accounts, while there are now 974 million. Seeing I'm practically a founding member, why is it just lately I've started using my Twitter account more than sporadically? Well:
- it's a quick and easy way to send the odd promo WEP message,
- it's a great way to support other writers with a quick RT (Retweet),
- you can reply instantly to people when you're online at the same time.
- you can join online discussions/groups of like-minded twits,
- you can create your own hashtag (#) so all these messages are sorted for you...like we created #wepff so anyone can pop in and read entries for our challenges.
But like all the unwritten rules about social media--Bloggers--you should reciprocate when people comment--Facebook--you should 'like' everything you, well, like (or don't like)--Instagram--don't stop with the food pics, we live for them!!
So, just in case I wasn't, er, insecure enough already about all the rules I'm breaking left, right and centre, I just read a post by Frances Cabello, an author and social media strategist and manager for writers who filled we twits in on the best way not to make a hash of Twitter.