Tweet Twittering Twuckertash! Everyone and their mother is tweeting up a blithering storm lately. With that and all the talk about us treating writing as a business, I thought I’d share some of my pet peeves about tweeting.
1. No ADM’s (Auto Direct Messages). Using these are like starting a query with “Dear Miss/Mr Agent”. Tells us that we’re only a number to you.
2. Respond to followers. Yeah, this one can be a tough one at times. People get busy, we all know it. But if you’re going to use Twitter to promote your stories, well then, ya gotta suck it up. Buggers huh?
3. No bulk tweets! This should be common sense considering that the maximum character count for a single tweet is 140, but tweeps always seem to commit this faux paw. Hint tweepers: If it takes more than 2 tweets to convey your message, then post it on FaceBook.
So that’s how, in my humble opinion, a tweep becomes a twit. Anyone else have tweeting pet peeves they want to share?