Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Multi-accounts, Multi-posting, and You.

Okay, there are many things that could be classified as a no no when posting or tweeting. If I listed them all in one neat place, maybe you'd spend five seconds looking at the list and perhaps you'd absorb one or two on the list. 

Makes more sense to give you just ONE instead.

So, here we go. If you are the proud owner or administrator of multiple accounts, don't do this:

Yes, it’s not one, not two, but THREE tweets at the same time. And yes, I heard your question: “Why not?” While I could give you a lengthy boring list, here are just a few items that come to mind:

  • It’s spammy.
  • It looks bad, plain and simple.
  • You run the risk of being unfollowed because you look bad!
  • It’s confusing to your tweeps.
  • It doesn't demonstrate professionalism thus potentially harming your reputation.

Enough. You get the idea. And for the record, I had no desire to click on the link on these tweets! 

If you MUST tweet your message out several times using several different accounts (note this surely applies to two accounts and multiple posting on any given social network), DO use a tool such as HootSuite so that you can easily space out the tweets or posts! Ironically, the example above shows an incorrect way to use HootSuite!

Or, use your egg timer to post or tweet “live” at different intervals! Just kidding.

In the 70’s Grand Frank Railroad sang about bad timing (see below). Okay, they were singing about romance, however we think you’ll just love our offerings and you’re welcome to visit our website, or say hello on TwitterFacebook, or Google+ 


Shannon Grissom said...

Timing is everything :O)

Gerry Wendel said...

It sure is!

Lisa Ladrido said...

Love the egg timer idea, and how appropriate for the twitter default egg heads!Great post!