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Guest Post : ” 10 Twitter Screw Ups ” by Ioanna Aggelidaki

enero 25, 2014

Hi  There  !

Today is a very special day, because , I have my first guest on my blog in English.

She is from Greece !!!

Thanks to My Greek blogger friend : Ioanna Aggelidaki  , for her kindness in sharing  this post about  Twitter  !

Thank you Ioanna , You Rock !

10 Twitter Screw Ups

Life on Twitter can be harsh… 

Designed to be global and fast paced, Twitter users decide whether or not to follow someone within seconds. Most of the times people won’t “Go to your full profile” to analyse you, read your tweets, check your links, try to understand what kind of person you are and theeen decide whether to follow you. Nope.

It’s only a matter of seconds for you to impress others and convince them to click on that “Follow” button.

The reasons why people follow others may vary, still there are some very clear assumptions why people chose not to follow you or -if they already did that mistake- unfollow you…

 

1. You are an egg

Twitter empty profile

Having no profile picture whatsoever is like having no face. Would you go out for a coffee in real life with someone who has no face? (don’t answer that) Twitter gives very little opportunity to people to express themselves in a visual way and your twitter profile picture and background is one of them. So take into consideration the twitter timeline dimensions and get yourself out there.

2. Your profile is private

Twitter is a busy street, don’t be locked inside your home. Honestly now, time to come out of the twitter closet.

3. You are boring

clever twitter bio

Along with your profile and cover picture, one of the first things I notice in a twitter profile is the bio. I understand that writing a cool bio is tough, there are all those things that need to be said in only 140 characters… Keep in mind that your twitter bio is just a tiny part of your online self, use it well to attract people into wanting to get to know you better, introduce yourself and let your personality shine! How? Well, for starters please don’t write your bio in the third person… You are not Don Draper, don’t be pompous. Keep it short and interesting, tell me about your professional self if you like but also give me something I can relate to, something about you I may remember. Or just be funny, that always works.

4. You are full of it

Twitter is indeed full of social media Gurus and Experts and Kings and Queens. To begin with, there is no such thing as a Social Media Expert only because social trends run at the speed of light so one moment you are an expert and the next you aren’t. What these words really do is make you look arrogant and too much into yourself. There are other, more creative and down to earth words and phrases to describe yourself as part of the social media world.

5. You are too serious

Twitter is a great place to engage in conversations as it gives you the opportunity to talk directly to people. There are so many articles on how to engage people into chatting with you, how to craft your tweets perfectly to lure people into conversation. And after all that hard work people start chatting with you, and you just go and be a Diva/know it all/King of the world. Oh please… Lighten up a little! Don’t take yourself too seriously, be friendly and humorous. Too much formality comes down to monotony, loosen that tie!

6. You are a bot

you are a bot
Here is a hint: You want to know who is interested in tweets like “the daily something is out” or “12 people followed me and 13 people unfollowed me” ? No one. Firstly I don’t care how many people followed or unfollowed you, this is your inside information. And secondly it’s pretty clear to me that these are bot tweets, so obviously you have let services auto tweet on your behalf. Twitter is the place to talk, engage in conversations, people want to hear you voice, make sure they are interacting with a person who has an opinion, who is genuine and real.

7. You are never there

There is a twitter button called “@Connect” by using that you are able to check whether someone has followed you, mentioned you or interacted with you in any way. Please use it once in a while. Not paying any attention to people interacting with you is so frustrating! Imaging this, you are walking on the street and you just saw someone you (think you) know. You smile, raise your hand, wave hello and he just passes you by. That’s the feeling.

8. You are spammy

promotional twitter DM
If you are selling something then please let me know it in advance so that I won’t follow you. I am being harsh but that’s the painful truth, if you’re using Twitter to sell something in a crude manner, people wont follow you. It’s one thing to kindly promote your business in a user-friendly way and another to be all about the hard sale. We all see enough unwelcome advertising on a daily basis, it doesn’t have to invade our Twitter streams. Same goes for promotional direct messages. We have just met, for God’s sakes don’t try to sell me stuff!

9. You are needy

“Please follow me” or “Please retweet” can actually get worse… If you start screaming at me! “PLEASE RETWEET”. Odds are: 1. I won’t retweet 2. I won’t follow.

10. Sorry what?

Tweets are limited to 140 characters, that can be annoying I know. How about you rephrase what you have in mind and stop cutting every single word in half or erasing every vowel? I really don’t have a crystal ball you know!

We all mess up online and that’s not just fine, it’s a great way to learn how to be awesome.

You don’t even need to write all these notes down, all you need to remember when you are on Twitter (or online generally) is to be you and act the way you would in real life. Keep it real.

You can reach to Ioanna Aggelidaki on these links :

Blog : Life PortOfolio

Twitter  : @iaggelidaki

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We The Beginners : How many Social Media Apps we should use?

junio 1, 2012

Hi Folks…Interesting Topic uh?…well we have a like a “Social Media Jungle“and is normal as Beginners that we are ..only we need focus in the “most” important….but….Meanwhile we learn every day more and know more our applications that we use day by day…and then take the next step for the others apps!

Here are some tips to avoid getting lost in the jungle….

  • As future experts will be, Yes! we need know about most apps we have, not experts way, but it is important in a conversation, knowing that they “exist”.
  • Know much more focus on our apps that we use everyday , the tools that they give us and how to use these tools.
  • Commitment to ourselves to provide good information.
  • I think we need only use the 4 most important that we consider in our Social Media World  ( we are beginners ,step by step we can go , we don’t need RUN !! )
  • Choose the target ,don’t have sense if put all our efforts  in fashion, medicine,clothes etc., when we just want to Marketing or other topic.
  • Read
  • Some interesting newspaper subscriptions online to share relevant information, such as New York Times, Boston Globe, Forbes, etc
  • Share our information with our friends,siblings,relatives or coworkers,that way you will not feel “frustrated” if you do not have followers, remember we are beginners.
  • Join our 4 most important apps on HootSuite, or Tweedeck and perhaps have ShareThis, could be interesting.
  • Oh…go to some Social Media Camp you will learn a lot,if you don’t have money ,maybe look your topic in Meetup .

Ok..Dear Folks…I’m beginner like You so maybe I need feeback for this post,please if you have let me know !!

I wanted share this because in the beginning is sometimes a bit difficult ,but with tips of many people and feedback you will find the best way..I’m in this way !!..

Enjoy my post and follow me in my favorites for this moment : Facebook,Twitter,LinkedIn,WordPress,Pinterest 

JC Giraldo

Blogs,Blogging & Bloggers

mayo 29, 2012

I am reading the book by David Meerman Scott “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” – third edition, he writes in one of its chapters about us bloggers and our world.

So I decided to write a little post about our world..

I think all of us, in contrast, the NON-Blog, we are communicators for excellence in a different way, writing or speaking, we show our own experiences or things that fascinate us..

Technology helps us communicate more and more, something that is surprising is that those people within them have or had the skills of journalists, but for various reasons, either because they are timid in real life or not find the “issue” could not communicate with the blogosphere.

Now many of those we called timid, are amazing bloggers and of them we learn a lot from them.

Blogger not be determined how many blog we post – If you have other opinion please let me know maybe i need improve more -Thank You!

This is how committed we are to the world “outsite” waiting for something interesting to share with others.

I also think it’s part of being responsible and not “play” with our target audience, have a responsibility to schedule in our daily walk and pause to share our ideas.

Many people make money with blogs, but as an expert once said in an email: JC, everything is step by step, first started as an amateur and then professional and then expert…well now I’m Amateur..

Many times we get frustrated and say that “no one” “follow me”..Ok.. ask ourselves, as did I, I am writing the right topic?, I’m writing an interesting topic?, I’m helping, to the blogosphere? My Template is serious, for my audience?

When we find the answers is then that our blog will change…

something I always keep in mind is to accept positive and negative comments, that’s what we are exposed, then the negative things Let’s get the very best to make them a new weapon to communicate.

Blogfriend hope you like my post I am not an expert in social media and I’m starting  in the blogosphere, I bought the book “WordPress” for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson , I’m not be afraid to read it .. 🙂

Remember :  If no one follows you…Another will follow you

JC Giraldo

The 3 Big….They are?

mayo 21, 2012

So The Social Media have a lot of Info !!….After reading and discussing yesterday to some experts in Social Media..Many agree that The Big 3 monsters of  Social Media are: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
I believe that if they are, however, I think Google +, could soon join them, well, personally I do not use Google +….Really, until now I wonder why not use Google +?

Each of the Big 3 are leaders… 

Facebook, tops by far the leader, with 750 million active users worldwide, according to CNET site, in the case of Facebook has a mixture of sharing our personal experiences, and also something that in some pages and saw that people uses it as a “Blog”, I think you should not give any such use; other point is Biz on FB watch this video  Facebook for business, and other things we all already know, every day more to surprise us all..! LIKE !

Twitter :  Micro-Blog, excellent, really, I love my Twitter, is very fast and you connect with the world, with only 140 characters, you have to think fast and make your idea or your story.
It has many tools, such as Tweedeck which is a good platform to “join” a, The Big 3 and Twitpic is also excellent for your pics , so You do not have Twitter yet? Follow me 🙂

Some expert Twitter say it has already 360 million users

LinkedIn: Awesome !! I use it to contact my former co-workers, or some Twitter followers…It has excellent tools..LinkedInhelps you showcase your skills in the business world and work and also as a job seeker, it is important that you join groups that are related to the field of job you have or like, I recommend as my mentors join LinkedIn groups already created, and share your experiences or create your own,Polls are awesome also,  I DID !!! I want share with you this video from my mentor Sarah Santacroce.

LinkedIn, all connections respect the opinions of each and discrepancies in the discussions, Linkedin has 100 million members.

The most beautiful of this fascinating field of Social Media is that The Big 3, maybe shared with a single click, things you wrote or news we have, in one way or another,  the three are together and depend on each other also..

And I always carry with me to the Big 3  You see  :

Ok..I hope you like this information for some beginners like me….

The most important thing is to try, if you can not try you never know..Share on:                             

JC Giraldo

 


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