Seeing as my pervious two posts:
- 5 things that make me leave your blog and never return
- 5 MORE things that make me leave your blog and never return
Did so well, I wanted to make the 5 things posts a bit of a series.
I have recently mentioned in a previous post, Do we take ourselves too seriously as bloggers?, that I’ve ben holding back from writing posts about blogging. Just because everyone seemed to be doing it and I felt like I had nothing to add that would stand out amongst the crowd. But I love writing them and get good feedback on them, so I’m going to make them a regular thing again – even if other people may have covered similar topics – I hoping I can skinnedcartree it up for y’all.
Get ready, this could get messy!
On one of the previous posts like this, I actually got a bit of abuse on twitter! So I’d just like to say that this post is meant to be taken light hearted – and that I’ve probably been guilty of many of these in the past and.
Espcially when I was a new blogger – if that’s where you are now, just remember that before you get the hang of whats what, you’re going to make mistakes. I just hope to help you make less of them on your way!
What is classed as a blogging mistake also subjective, so just because I see something as wrong, doesn’t mean everyone will see it as wrong – I’m more than happy to listen to anyones opinions if you want to leave a comment!
5 Things You’re Doing Wrong On Twitter
Twitter is a great way to build an audience, get engagement and drive traffic to your blog or YouTube channel. If you’re wanting to make friends in the blogging world, these mistakes on twitter might be things you’ll want to avoid!
Auto DMs on Twitter.
Please, does anyone know who invented the automated DM, because I would seriously like to Tweet them my rage at creating one of them most frustrating things about social media.
I really love getting direct messages on Twitter, but when it’s an auto message because I’ve followed you, asking me to check out your blog and YouTube channel.. the urge to unfollow you is strong.
Please, please don’t do it! If I’ve followed you, I’ll probably pick up your blog from your profile or any promotional tweets you send back. I follow people with the intention to engage with you!
I feel like this seems to have increased a lot lately and it’s so off putting. The only type of automated DM that doesn’t bother me is when it just says ‘thanks for following!’.
I actually had a blogger I followed send me a real message the other day and it was so refreshing! We had a quick convo over DM and she keeps responding to my Tweets – now THATS the right way to do it! Now I always notice her in my feed and will be more likely to read, respond and engage in her Tweets in the future! Hi Neetzy! 🙂
Sending me your Bloglovin link.
I hate Bloglovin, I really, really do.
When I’m bored, or at the end of Twitter chats, I sometimes ask people for their blog links so I can check them out. I find nothing more frustrating than when I get sent a link to Bloglovin.
Thing is, I’m quite easy when it comes to following people on Bloglovin, so if I like your blog enough to leave you a comment I’ll probably give you a follow too.. unless I feel like you’re forcing me.
If I wanted your Bloglovin’ link, I’ll ask for it! Please just URL me unless I ask specifically for your Bloglovin’ link!
I don’t mind RTs, but if my feed is suddenly full of loads of ReTweets by the same tweeter, I’ll UNFOLLOW YOU, I SWEAR! I’M FOR SERIOUS REALS HERE!
Well, actually I probably won’t, because I was a bit late to the party when it came to learning about how you can mute Retweets by certain accounts. So I’ll probably just do that instead.
Be warned. Rawr.
Follow, unfollow, follow again.
I understand the need to grow your Twitter account, and that by unfollowing people that don’t follow back or interact with you is a very common way to grow your account. It’s cool, I get it. I’m not offended. I have clear outs myself and I’ve followed unfollowers before if I’ve never engaged in a conversation with them or don’t read their blog – there’s no beef here.
What I have beef with, is what I like to call aggressive follow and unfollowing.
This is when I’ve started to notice your name pop-up as a new follower time and time again. It’s just a bit awkward, isn’t it?
Only promoting your blog posts.
I was guilty of this up until recently. I would schedule blog posts but never actually read through my feed and engage. I’m not sure if it’s an annoying mistake, but more of a bit of a waste.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been making an effort to talk to people more on Twitter, I’ve been following new people so my feed is fresh and scrolling through a few times a day. I’ll reply to any Tweets that I have something to say about and you know what? The results have been amazing.
I’ve gotten to know more bloggers, I’ve found some cool blogs, I’ve gained followers and my traffic from Twitter has doubled. I’m assuming this is because followers that have spoken to me are probably more likely to want to read my blog posts.
I feel like I’ve had a lightbulb moment with this one!
What mistakes do you see people doing on Twitter?