laying it out
I feel like I am sort of going out on a limb here since I really don’t want to cheese anyone off. First, I am very thankful for all my Twitter followers. Secondly, for the most part, they provide me with some great stuff.
I have noticed a substantial increase of self proclaimed “Internet Marketeers” who are all following +20k people and have +20k followers. There’s a couple of problems with this. First, I haven’t heard of them. Second, there is ALWAYS some vague reference to “financial freedom” that makes me think that they’re either recent graduates of a Internet marketing seminar or they are some other bandwagon jumper. Third, their icon or avatar is just a little creepy.
Don’t get me wrong, I think they are probably really nice people, who really believe they are helping people, but for the most part, they seem to really only re-tweet what others are saying.
And therein in lies the delimma.
One of the things I really enjoy about Twitter is the original thought. If I look through my stream, I see more re-tweets than I do see original tweets. I guess there isn’t really anything wrong with it, but that’s just something I’d rather not see. I don’t want to hear about “Twitter marketing secrets” but I would rather hear about something funny your four-year-old did.
me <=> you
I want to relate to you. I want to get to know you for who you are. I want to make you smile.
And that’s it. Well, okay. I would like you to help me find a new job the next time I need one. 😉