OK, so you’re on Twitter and you’re telling everybody the minutiae of your life. Thanks for the one about the toenail gunk, by the way.
Or, you’re a little smarter and you’re actually providing meaningful, relevant information that other professionals like you would find interesting and useful. This, actually, with just a dash of personal info, is the way to be successful on Twitter and gain legions of followers. (Whether “being successful on Twitter” is a meaningful goal in your life I leave as an exercise to the reader.)
Be that as it may, there’s definitely a way to be unsuccessful on Twitter and to get yourself un-followed … and that is posting too often.
The “Duke of SEO” has an unbelievable posting frequency:
- 4 minutes ago
- 11 minutes ago
- 20 minutes ago
- 27 minutes ago
Let’s get real: there’s a ton of noise on the web. Sorting the signal from the noise is the great challenge of using the web effectively. I use Twitter to stay in touch with people that matter to me. People like Phil Gerbyshak, Matthew Ingram, Tara Hunt, and many more. Some I know personally; some I don’t. But they all do interesting things and talk about them in interesting ways.
When someone posts as often Duke of SEO, it’s like a neighbor has his 5000-watt stereo turned to Devastatingly, Unmeasurably Loud. No one else can speak. No one else can communicate. Even when the 5000-watt stereo has good things to say … sometimes you want to listen to other voices.
Duke: consider yourself un-followed.
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Wondering who I am on Twitter? Wonder no longer.
Oh, and I just got followed by DotComBum, who apparently tweets about every other minute. Thanks, but … no thanks.
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