Are You a Twitter Quitter?Author: Jamie | Filed under: Social Media
Twitter can be a bit like Marmite in that people either seem to love it or hate it.
If you’re on Twitter and not really sure why, this article details five signs you could be about to become a Twitter Quitter.
Sign #1 – Timeline tumbleweed
Many a time I’ve gone to follow someone on Twitter, looked at their timeline then thought better of it. One of the main warning signs you’re on the road to becoming a Twitter Quitter is just not being bothered enough to update your timeline with fresh and interesting tweets.
Do you expect people to follow you if your last tweet was way back in 2010?
Sign #2 – All read and no write
If you used to tweet all the time and have found yourself just reading the tweets of others lately, you could be at risk of joining the ranks of Twitter Quitters.
Part of the appeal of Twitter for me is to put things out there and see how people respond. Just reading other people’s content make it a bit one-sided for my liking and many others get tired of this too.
Sign #3 – Focusing on the negative
If you follow the right people, just reading tweets can be educational and informative. I hear a lot of people complaining that hey quit Twitter because of the nonsense people were posting. Things such as what they had for lunch and what the weather’s like are common examples.
My advice is if you don’t like what someone is saying on Twitter, just unfollow them. Don’t let them spoil the experience for you.
Sign #4 – Not sharing your blog posts anymore
These days writing good content and waiting for it to be found just isn’t enough. If you’ve got new blog posts, you need to be sharing them on social media sites such as Twitter.
If you’ve found yourself slipping into a pattern of not doing this as a matter of course then Twitter Quitterdom may just be around the corner.
Sign #5 – Not replying to people
If you’ve got email alerts to tell you when people have mentioned you or sent you a DM on Twitter, ignoring these is another major warning sign.
Remember that it’s called social media for a reason. If you have no interest in interacting with people on Twitter, maybe it’s best to just delete your account and become an official Twitter Quitter.
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