I have been trying to get to grips with twitter and use it to promote my blog. Although I have about 700+ followers it’s not proving successful so far in getting traffic across.
One thing I’ve noticed since using it more is the plague of automated messages. I fell for them at first, thinking how nice and replied, until I realized they all sounded pretty much the same and no one ever replied. The format seems to be ‘Thanks for the follow, have a happy Monday.’ Or whatever day it happens to be. Personally I don’t see the point because most people will cotton on to the fact it’s automated, even the slow ones like me. Especially if you reply and they just send the same message back as a reply!
Even though it seams pointless there must be some benefit to them. I was wondering if I should have a message as I don’t want to miss out, this is what I’ve come with so far.
‘Hello this is not an automated message; I really sit here 24 hours a day waiting for a follow. This is the main reason I have still not finished editing my book. Thank you for following me if you are kind enough to reply to this I will reply with another non-automated message. If you want to know more, please look at my blog.’
What do you think, will it fool people?