Every time I’m writing about Twitter and attitudes on Twitter, I’m a little upset, or compelled to write especially because something upset me. Things like: bloggers who beg to be followed on Twitter claiming they’re good at advising people, less than ordinary people on twitter who begun by making friends with everybody and after awhile, seeing that they reached a certain number of followers, proceed to massive unfollow almost everybody with a few exceptions of some celebs who never ever heard or cared about them as the former unfollowed friends, the guys who followed another “blogger” advice to not follow back because you’re too important for the follower, and it is good to have to consider a time to separate marketing from your personal life, and more…
I was upset observing a sort of carelessness in general, a posterior kissing technique which smells of falseness from a few miles, but proved to be somehow successful without genuine merit for the applier…
I sustain and claim that if you have good content, you just need to be careful to respond. It will be impossible for good content to pass unnoticed. It is not lack of modesty to promote yourself along with promoting others, mostly the kind of “others” who need this, not promoting someone who doesn’t need your promotion, doesn’t care and never will notice you. You’ll end to be just a successful posterior-licker without merit. You promote a guy like this hypothetical one mentioned, only if you’re personal friends with him, otherwise it’s obvious you and anybody else won’t profit at all from that, especially when the guy speaks nonsense considering himself a specialist. You made him specialist by promoting his nonsense, not being able to discern between value and crap (sorry to use such a strong word).
I am a great admirer of people who with or without a blog, have something to say, be it just on Twitter. I already mentioned here, maybe not once, that I work to a certain book, so, I’m researching continuously to be sure and find concrete examples of what I’m just sensing or feeling on a matter or other. I’m not saying that I’m not admiring great people without a blog or even a Twitter account, to express themselves, because here, I’m referring mostly to people I haven’t met in person, but I’m sure I can make friends with them if this would ever happen, and they with me, by the way.
I wanted to give some examples of good people to follow on Twitter or on Google Reader or on whatever feed reader you’re using. I am certain that if someone don’t know what I’m talking about, his place isn’t here at all, so I advise such a person to push the pictured buttons and leave. No, I’m not giving any example yet, because if I show the good (or, at least, what I consider good), I have to show some bad examples as well. If you are open minded, you’ll understand what I’m saying anyway and will recognize the good from shallow. Why am I not doing this yet, is because even without certain people’s traffic, it still be considered a posterior kissing. When I’ll reach a certain notoriety, I’ll point you the good ones and the others, as well.
What I’ve noticed, and this one being one of the reasons I started to talk again about Twitter, is that some fake “celebrities” who think themselves so, follow just people like them, so it is super trendy in this range of tweeps, to follow two – three hundreds and be followed back by around two thousand or so. I’m not telling that the few thousand followers are autobots. I’m saying that this sort of people has nothing much to say on Twitter, and the followers don’t know either what is happening. I’m saying that even ten thousand followers isn’t that much of an influence and if you want to succeed on twitter is to start show some respect, first, last and in between. By not following back the people, not the bots, is lack of respect. Pretending to be followed and not following back means you don’t care about the one you want to follow you. And if you started on twitter by following everyone around and after a certain follower’s number reached, you suddenly stop following them, this is not making you a celebrity, is making you a dumb. When some recognized celebrities advise you to do exactly that by separating the “personal from the business”, and “by not even looking back”, it is not in your advantage, it is in their advantage. And this is one shallow advice you may receive from an artificial “celeb” even if “it” has readers. The secret is that this sort of guys follow each other between them and let themselves being followed by innocents who don’t spot the difference between shallow and solid, between crap and tasty. If I’m repeating myself, is in your own good.
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