Ok, I’ll admit it. I cheat when it comes to social media.
I send out automatic DMs (direct messages) on Twitter, among other places.
And many of my PR and social media marketing colleagues would say I am absolutely wrong… and lazy.
Why would I do such a thing?
I’m a busy woman! As much as I appreciate the new followers and friends who come my way, I have a job to do: getting clients publicity.
But most people don’t know (until now) that my Twitter welcome message isn’t me… well, it is me, just automated. (Want to see it? Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/shannoncherry)
It’s all due to the way my auto welcome message reads. I don’t link or promote myself. I try to engage and start a conversation by asking questions.
And at least twice a day, I get a DM back from people who want to talk.
Once I get THAT DM, I reply and begin building a (hopefully) productive and mutually beneficial relationship.
So I am NOT going to Twitter hell. I am just keeping things manageable.
That doesn’t mean I don’t reach out to the others who didn’t respond to my DM. I understand that they’re busy too!
PS- A special thanks to Nancy Marmojelo who helped me understand that it’s cool to cheat!