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Every once in a while, one of my blog readers will find and share an old blog post that I’d almost forgotten even existed. That’s exactly what happened recently with the blog post below. As one of my first articles, I got a bit of a chuckle out of it. After that initial response, I realized that even now, three years later, much of that post is still relevant to Twitter. It seems that while technology and business may change at a moment’s notice, common courtesy, etiquette and general common sense remain consistent.
In light of that revelation, I decided to bring back my Twitter Do’s and Dont’s circa 2009 with some current notes to freshen them up.
When I wrote this article I had been using Twitter for only a short time and didn’t consider myself even close to an expert. Even still, I was happy to share my opinion on Twittiquette and what I felt did and did not work.
As I said before, while some things change, some stay the same. I still am asked by clients if there’s a Social Media rule-book that should be followed. How does one behave, engage and interact on Twitter? And just as I did then, I am going to share with you now what has guided me.
Keep in mind as you read through this list that each person’s preferences are different, and each person’s reasons for engaging in Social Media are different but regardless of those preferences and reasons, it’s all about relationships.
My intentions are to build relationships, expand my network offer exposure to my businesses if and when it is appropriate. My first priority is and always will be, building relationships.
In light of that “why”, these are my “Twitter Rules”:
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