Top 10 Influencers Reveal Their Pet Peeves
(10 Top Social Media Influencers Part V)
While I don’t think there’s one right or wrong way to do social media, there certainly are some things that many of us agree can be annoying. Today, our influencers share their biggest social media pet peeves. Most tended to fall into one of the four categories below.
1. Do Onto Others…
People who tell me how and what to post
- Guy Kawasaki
So many, but here’s one: if someone follows you, be polite and follow them back. What would your mother say?
- Ted Coiné
Ignoring a compliment or a complaint.
- Glen Gilmore
2. Don’t Cross Post So Much
Please disconnect your Twitter account from your Facebook profile
- Scott Monty
I can’t stand the fact some people auto post their Tweets to LinkedIn as status updates. Most of the people there don’t know what #, RT, @ and the like are. You look very disingenuous to the LinkedIn audience when you do that. Auto-posting to multiple networks bugs me because you’re not customizing your messages and interaction to each audience.
- Jason Falls
3. Don’t Spam!
Auto-direct messages on Twitter. Just… don’t
- Ann Handley
People who interrupt a conversation on Twitter to say “click my link” without saying “hello”
- Liz Strauss
4. Pay Attention
Grammar! Please use the correct “your vs. you’re,” “there, their, they’re,” “it’s, its,” the list is almost endless
- Eric T. Tung
All good tips. I know I especially agree with the first tip from Guy Kawasaki. I don’t know of any bloggers who like being told what to post (unless they do paid distribution, in which case they’re more like spammers than bloggers IMHO). Instead, why not try to develop a relationship with them.
I also tend to agree with 3 & 4, cross posting too much or even worse direct spamming, is extremely irritating. Curious to hear what your biggest social media pet peeve is?
Check back tomorrow for more from the influencers…