The main reasons many Twitter users unfollow others is because of their tweets. You might be the most interesting person from your career path and statistics. However, if your tweets are dull, boring and annoying, you won’t get the results (being followers) you truly deserve. To prevent yourself from losing followers and to gain more followers, here are some things that you shouldn’t attempt to tweet about on Twitter.
#1 What You Are Eating
“Only just had beans on toast this morning! #morningsrule”
#2 General Maintenance
Linking in with the first point, not many people want to know what you have to do to keep alive because, to alot of Twitter users’ surprise, we all have to maintain ourselves and know about it too! Maintenance tweets usually are non-conversational. You read it and that is it. You don’t give users the ability to expand upon your tweet.
“The warm feeling of a shower cannot be beaten. Popping off to one now.”
Congratulations! We must celebrate you having a shower! I am so jealous too! Is it really warm? Dam it I want one now…
#3 Lonely Links
This is a big no no. Many bloggers do not know how to tweet links and usually end up in just tweeting the link by itself. The best way to learn how to get a tweet that is clickable is through looking at this article I done on it. Rule of thumb though – links go in the middle of a tweet around words.
[Scrolling up to the next tweet…]
“I can’t believe it! Just got beeped at by a car for walking on a zebra crossing and then the man yells at me. Drivers nowadays have so much anger its unreal”
Cheers for that. I’ll bear that in next time I walk across a zebra crossing…
“Just found a huge spot on my thigh and decided to burst it. Worst decision ever. Took three towels to clean up the puss.”
What? Seriously? I followed you to be rewarded by tweets like that? Your going to get something worse than that now: an unfollow.
#6 ME ME ME
“Today, I went shopping and bought loads of clothes. Tomorrow, I’m going on holiday! Life is going sweet for me.”
Other than making me jealous, it feels like the tweet’s objective is to rub it in my face. Those that booast about ME ME ME are not very popular on Twitter or in real life.
#7 @username Conversation…
“@afriendyoudontknow Are you joking! I can’t believe this! I gotta tell Bill next time I see him.”
What happened? Who is Bill? What can’t you believe? How frustrating is this? Now I will have to fish around to find out what has happened and what @afriendyoudontknow has just said. When I find it, it will most likely be not very interesting making me disappointed and even more frustrated!