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Thou shalt not be a dick on social media.

what you shouldn't do on social media and twitter

People are dicks. No matter what you do and where you go, you’ll always come across a dick or two.

Without meaning to cause offence, here’s the stuff I think makes you look like a dick on social media. Please find it in yourself to see the light-hearted, funny side.

what you shouldn't do on social media and twitter

  • Don’t follow and then unfollow.
  • Do not spam your blog link at me and ask me to check it out.
  • Do not add me to 10 different lists a day. Don’t care.
  • Remember when I asked for blog links because I was bored about three years ago? Yeah, don’t respond to that Tweet today, in 2017.
  • Do not make a vague Tweet about how some bloggers are doing something that makes them a dick. It makes everyone paranoid. Either have the courage to confront the person you are talking about or STFU.
  • The above includes talking about lying about stats or buying followers. You just look bitter.
  • Don’t ask me for a follow back.
  • Don’t act like you’re dev’oed over a celeb death. A celeb who totally touched your life but you never mentioned before.
  • Don’t try to sell me Younique makeup.
  • Don’t have digs at your ex.
  • DO NOT AUTO DM ME.
  • Don’t do that thing where you attempt to be on a higher moral ground than everyone else when we don’t care.
  • Don’t point out that I used the wrong version of your.
  • Don’t add me to a group conversation without asking me.
  • Don’t talk about how shit you look then post a photo of you looking about 18 and fresh as a daisy.
  • Don’t overshare your relationship. I don’t care if you farted on his winkie while spooning. That’s not cute.
  • Actually, that last one is kind of funny. Do share that.

What do you think makes people a dick on social media?

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1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

32 Comments

  • Anne

    Corrine this post is class! All of these used to annoy me so much haha, but thankfully I’ve had limited access to twitter recently so there’s no doubt lots of unopened auto dms just lying in wait for me to return haha!

    My main pet hate right now are the folk suddenly making statuses about politics when they clearly don’t understand or haven’t researched it AT ALL, mostly found on facebook. Or the british people freaking out about American laws when the impact on them will be minimal at best!

    I can’t decide if I like the title or the content better, you’re fabulous <3

    Anne // http://www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

  • Frankie The Mayfairy

    Ok, I loled at many of these. Especially “Don’t point out that I used the wrong version of your.”

    I swear, making a minor typo on a professional social media account is the EASIEST way to up your engagement. Everyone wants to tell you about. Even if they can see that 15 other people have already mentioned it, they’ve gotta get in on the action too. It’s almost a tactic at this point XD

  • Anca

    The vague Tweets are so annoying. I also hate the ones from ones on a moral high ground, judging others, especially if they are complaining about tolerance after 30 minutes or so. :))

  • Erin

    AUTO DMS ARE EVIL! I did a post like this a week or so ago, just ranting more about it all, but people who send me direct snapchat when it is something that should be added to the story drives me bonkers!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Fashion and Frappes

    This was much needed. And the funniest is each of these points are more relevant one form of social media or another but all equally irritating. What is with the following/ unfollowing on Instagram? This just drives me completely nuts.

  • Misty

    “Don’t overshare your relationship. I don’t care if you farted on his winkie while spooning. That’s not cute.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I don’t correct people when they use your/you’re incorrectly, but I am silently judging. I can’t help it.

    And I absolutely don’t want to buy Younique or Lularoe. STOP IT!

  • Jessica Keynes

    Wow your honesty is both refreshing and scary. “Don’t talk about how shit you look then post a photo of you looking about 18 and fresh as a daisy” is my pet peeve too! Do these people really expect me to believe they slept in a wired push up bra for 12 hrs after a ‘raging night out’ and their smokey eye makeup didn’t even smudge an inch. LIES!

  • Lucy

    I’m sitting here nodding to your list and look like a mad woman. I hate so many of these. The worst for me is the follow/unfollow and DM me spam Lucy x

  • Kezzie

    Absolutely roaring with laughter over the last one- urgh!!!!
    “Don’t act like you’re dev’oed over a celeb death. A celeb who totally touched your life but you never mentioned before.”- soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo true!

  • Kezzie

    Absolutely roaring with laughter over the last one- urgh!!!!
    “Don’t act like you’re dev’oed over a celeb death. A celeb who totally touched your life but you never mentioned before.”- soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo true!

  • Alice

    1. Definitely with you on automated “Thanks for following!” DMs. Most annoying thing ever.
    2. Posting annoying virtue-signalling political stuff
    3. Complaining about influencers not speaking out about politics, however I have a funny feeling those influencers are only allowed to speak out if they agree with them
    4. Blocking for disagreement/ following someone they disagree with

  • Beautyblogrx

    AUTO DMS ARE THE ABSOLUTE WORST. Funny story actually, there was a girl who had just started a blog and decided I would be the one to help her do EVERYTHING. She even asked me how to write a review, obviously I said I wouldn’t write HER posts but I could tell she went on my blog to copy the format of one of my reviews. Then she asked how I got ‘share’ buttons on my blog. Needless to say I blocked her. And being honest I’ve only been blogging a few months my self. She was definitely a social media dick

  • Laura

    I hate auto DMs with a burning passion. If I want to follow your Instagram, then I will, but you sending me an auto DM asking/telling me to guarantees that I won’t.

    I’d also like to add JuicePlus to the Younique one. Again, that guarantees I will not follow you back.

  • Rebecca

    Yes girl! Younique makeup is a pain. Why do people just add you in to selling groups on Facebook so you then have to figure out how to leave the group?! Very annoying!

  • Sarah

    hahaha I couldn’t agree more with these. They all annoy the crap out of me! If I have one more person try sell me Younique or It Works on IG, I might just flip. Auto DM’s too…just NO! Loved reading these! 😀

  • Hayley

    Auto DM’s telling me to follow your blog are a NO! Or people selling me Arbonne or Younique, or people tagging a friend in reply to one of my tweets then they start having a full blown conversation in my mentions

  • Tania

    Hahahaha that last one made me chuckle a lot! It definitely happens ahaha 😉

    I absolutely HATE auto DM’s and people trying to sell me Younique or Forever makeup – it’s the most irritating thing ever!!

    Tania | Teabee – UK Lifestyle, Beauty & Travel Blog xx

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