I love being on Twitter. It’s a huge community of friends who I can rely on to alternately pick me up or kick me in the ass, when ever I need it.
But even the best things have their downside.
With Twitter it’s the auto-DM’s and spam. And to be clear, I consider auto-DM’s to be spam.
Sending someone you’ve just started following an auto-DM is like walking up to a complete stranger in the mall, handing them your business card without saying a word, and walking away.
Do you really think that person is going to even look at that business card?
Or would it go straight into the trash, along with their opinion of you?
If you want to sell to me, interact with me. Make me care about what you have to offer.
Because, lets face it. Any auto-DM, no matter how innocuous it may be, is trying to promote your product, store, blog, or person, to someone you have no prior relationship with.
People who auto-DM are the telemarketers of the Twitter world.
And I’m definitely not buying whatever it is you’re selling.