Are my “good morning” tweets just noise?
In Episode 5 of Constructing Your Brand, I ask Richie a question about all the noise on Twitter.
What’s the point of the “Good Morning” Tweet?
Is thanking for a retweet (RT) or a follow necessary?
This is an edited transcript of the video recording.
Today Denise has a question for me actually about Twitter. So go ahead Denise.
I do have a question about about Twitter Ritchey because I’ve joined Twitter in January of 2009. And I know it’s not my favorite but I’m trying to learn more. And when it works it works great. So one of the things that I see happening and that’s “thank you” tweets. Yes, I do that sometimes. And I’m very appreciative of people interacting with me on Twitter. But I’m just not convinced that “thank you” tweets are a best practice. So talk with me about that Richie.
So I am guilty of both of these. I look at them as two different things. So the thank you tweet. Thank you for retweeting or thanks for tweeting/thanks for following.
I feel like that kind of opens up the possibility of maybe engaging somebody in a conversation. I just feel like it kind of opens it up to the possibility of engaging somebody. And I just think it’s good manners.
If I’m following a lot of people and if I’m retweeting their content and they never thank me, I stop retweeting their content. Because they’re likely not there really engaging on the platform so why bother. I feel like they just have their post on autopilot. They’re not there to really engage anybody they’re broadcasting and it’s not human. It’s not genuine.
OK. So that’s valid. I had not thought of it as a potential engagement strategy and that’s important.
What side of the fence do you sit on? #TeamDenise or #TeamRichie in the comments below.