You all do mistakes in your life and while using any social media platform specially Twitter. You make some Twitter mistakes which are not good for your reputation. You do something and feel like “oops I shouldn’t do that“. While tweeting, greeting anyone, any picture upload and else you do some big mistakes which can make you look bad on Twitter.
Doing any mistake is not an issue but the things which can make you look bad on Twitter are not acceptable at any cost. There are some certain things which you all should keep in mind while using Twitter.
Some Twitter mistakes you do which are not good for you
1). First you follow and then unfollow :- There are many users who try to increase their followers first by following many people but after getting response in favor of them with follow back they unfollow many people because they don’t like to show others their increasing following numbers.
There is a mentality that if number of users followed by them are greater than number of users who follow them then it doesn’t look good. They think that it may effect people who visit their profile. It’s a deadly mistake which can look you bad on Twitter.
2). Do you use CAPS LOCK for every word? :- You know people don’t like when someone shouts at them. Using CAPS LOCK at your tweets at a great extent can be considered similar to it. People don’t like to see all the words in capital. If you want to use CAPS LOCK then you can use it for any particular word to emphasize. For example- “LIFE is beyond your imaginations”. Here I have written life in capital words to emphasize on it.
3). You only retweet others thoughts and pictures :- People love to read quotes and pictures can attract them but does it make any sense for your followers? The people who are following you want to hear from you, your own thoughts. You shouldn’t copy others quotes. Make your own. Whatever is in your mind, speak to your followers and you will see that your followers will give positive feedback.
4). You act like you are like a celebrity :- You may have met few users who totally ignore you because they have lots of followers. But it’s clear that you will never approach that person once you are ignored. It’s the key point that don’t try to act like a celebrity as if you don’t have time for your followers. Make good bonds with your followers so that you can get more RTs.
5). Don’t act as if you know everything :- Most of users don’t like others who show that they know everything. It may effect you and make you look bad on Twitter. People learn in every phase of their life and no one knows about everything. Try to get engaged with your followers because they want to let you know about their work and want to know about the efforts you are doing.
6). You Ignore your followers :- This is one of the main things which can make you look bad on Twitter. You work hard to gain more and more followers but forget about them. Every user is precious for you and if you don’t engage with them properly then you are blowing your follower numbers.
Suppose you have 2000 followers and you don’t concentrate at them, don’t give time to them then you may lost your this 2000 magic figure. You should concentrate at your old followers and try to make them feel that you also want to reach for their content.
7). Posting a lot about your affiliates and products :- Twitter is a vast platform with millions of user but your followers decide to follow you in a hope to get quality content. Some tweets which can hep them to grow their business and life.
But if you tweet only about you being an affiliate or about discount at any product. It sends wrong impression and your followers may think like annoying and your reputation may fall. It’s because you expect to get some great tweets not any discount information about your product.
8). You complain a lot :- You may have seen many people who just complain a lot. Don’t you it’s so irritating to meet such type of people? Don’t ever do that and avoid such type twitter mistakes. In every tweet 140 characters are not provided to shout about your complains. If you want to achieve something on Twitter then stop behaving like a kid who go to his/her Mom when some snatch his/her candy.
9). You don’t say thanks :- You may have heard in your life that you need to thank people who do any favor for you. On twitter whenever any user share your content then it’s your kind duty to thank them by simply saying thanks to them or by favoring their tweet. It will add an influential feature for you which will directly tend to your reputation. Don’t forget to say thanks and avoid these type of Twitter mistakes.
10). You don’t look after your niche :- It’s good to talk about every niche but if you talk about every stuff like you are an expert then it may add some negative points for you. People like to hear from the people who are well know about the topic but if you try to become over smart then it’s not a good idea. It can look you bad on Twitter.
11). You act like a machine while tweeting :- People like to get shared their content but your followers will not like to if you tweet or retweet like a machine. You should maintain a gap of few minutes in your retweets and tweets because your followers will get irritated to see your name, image with many tweets like a list.
12). You bring flood of #Hashtags :- There are many users who try to use Hashtags for spreading their tweet but they overload them and their tweet look like a fare of Hashtags. You are allowed to use Hashtags it doesn’t mean you will bring a flood of them.
For example – ” #Twitter is a #social #platform to spread your #business”
In the above tweet I have used Hashtags for Twitter, social, platform and business. Does it look good? I don’t think so. Hashtags are for emphasizing at the particular word of your tweet. Use mostly two Hashtags in your single tweet. Uses of many Hashtags can make you look bad on Twitter.
13). You try to start a chat through your questions :- This is one of the Twitter mistakes which is common among newbies. Beginners think as Twitter is like Facebook where they can make friends but starting conversation with their silly questions. Many people ask “how are you? how about your health? what’s going on? and a lot more. I mean is this place to talk about these kind of stuff.
I agree that people should start some kind of conversation but not like chatting. You have 140 characters to use for a tweet. Aren’t you supposed to use them for your valuable content? Always try to be more specific and don’t act like a newbie.
Have you done these Twitter mistakes?
You all were newbies once and it’s not possible that you never did few of these Twitter mistakes. You should think about these things which can make you look bad on Twitter because it’s essential for you build your own reputation to gain more followers. Always share the love.
Do you thank users who share your content? Do you focus at you followers? Are new followers worthy to look upon? I would like to hear from you. 🙂