My Worst Twitter Habits

Right, not that I want to inundate you in twitter posts, it’s just that some people thought it’d be a good idea for me to write this. So…

Here are my very WORST twitter habits, in no particular order:

  • I delete tweets.

Eek! This gets me a lot of confused “where did it go” or “I answered your tweet, but… now I can’t find it”. Whoops. Sorry, guys.

It’s even worse with TweetDeck users who catch the tweets first.

Why do I do it? Why do I stand in the store for two hours undecided which hat I want to buy? Why do I constantly update posts I’ve already published? Basically, I second-guess myself and want things to be perfect.

Never fall into the “perfectionist” hole. There’s no getting out.

  • I follow back people who “look nice”.

Yeah… I know what you’re thinking. She follows whaaa? Yes, I follow people who look nice and kind of have interests similar to mine and… you know, I follow to be nice. *facepalm* I am REALLY trying to sort this out…

Ideally, you want to follow people who bring value to your feed.

  • I use hashtags. A lot.

Granted I don’t do the obnoxious string-random-words-in-a-hashtag thing, but I just can’t help but feel I need to reach out of my immediate following. Never mind I have so many followers. Never mind that using twitter search is far more efficient than following twitter channels. :/

As a rule, I’d keep hashtags to a minimum and maybe for a business account. Now if I can just stop doing it on my personal one!

  • I do “RT storms” in the morning.

Most of my lovely twitter friends are Americans, which means I have to catch up with all of their tweets when I wake up. So I retweet like mad for 30 minutes and then nothing for the next few hours. Anybody who’s “professional” will tell you how to do it properly — either automate tweets/retweets at equal intervals (with buffer or TweetDeck) or just do it manually (which is a bitch). But no, I like causing storms.

Honestly, it wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t think about it too much. When you do, you realize that only the people who are on in the morning — my morning — can see all of those tweets — and everybody else misses them!

From that point of view, I am doing my followers a disservice.

  • I fav people’s faces. 😀

What I mean is… I’ll favorite your tweet just because it came from you. *blush* I don’t do it all the time, but sometimes I don’t have time to read whole articles or updates, so I just give you a star for your effort.

Yeah, I know this is not kindergarten.

  • I take WAY too long with photos. 

You know that tweets with photos get more attention, right? Problem is, when there’s no photo in the article, I have to take a screenshot or something, which results in my doing so, then going to PhotoShop… crop it, enhance it, do whatever I want with it, oh look, an hour passed. (j/k)

I get tired just writing about this. For all of you reasonable people, you can use Skitch from Evernote. I just never really warmed up to it.

  • I love twitter too much.

This is only bad for me, time-wise. I have a lot of work, like anybody else, and sometimes I procrastinate on twitter. So much so, I stay on it for hours on end before I remember I have to write instead… like right NOW.

Sorry guys, have to wrap it up. Thanks for stopping by! ❤

What are your worst habits on twitter? 


P.S. When it comes to bad habits, the worst you can do is change your profile pic all the time. Ryan Hoover wrote about it. The best you can do is use twitter lists. Trust me.

2 thoughts on “My Worst Twitter Habits

  1. Definitely agree with the Twitter lists. I have many of them (all set to private) and they really do help me keep up with different topics and types of people, as well as the news. Guilty of a few deleted tweets as well due to perfectionism. Silly isn’t it? 🙂

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    • Hehe, absolutely silly. I was going to add ‘setting twitter lists to private’, but reconsidered. I mean, some lists just have to be private, right? 🙂

      Thanks for reading, Edward!


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