Sunday, 13 February 2011

Professional Tweeting

Recently, I've been taking a look at who exactly is following me on Twitter, and who is receiving my updates. Now, I don't really want to make my Twitter private because I want for you all to be able to follow me if you want to, but, going back and reading some of my past Tweets it has really made me sit back and think about what exactly I put on Twitter...


Some of you may notice that a couple of thousand of my Tweets have vanished. I went through and deleted all my pointless tweets or conversations I'd had with people, spamming up the feed of everyone else who follows me on Twitter. I lost thousands of Tweets, and I now conduct Twitter conversations with my friends via direct message.

I now Tweet much less, and my tweets, I think now mean a bit more, even if some of of them are still just little notes on my day or what I have been getting up to. I was interested in your thoughts on my new Twitter regime - and I want to hear about yours - do you think twice before Tweeting something to your followers? (Incidentally you can find me on Twitter at @makingmewonder!)

13 comments:

  1. I do something similar; I don't want to have millions of 'conversational' tweets that don't mean anything! When I choose to follow someone I want to know that they're interesting and that's sometimes really hard if their whole feed is just @ messages saying "omg i know" / "you ok?" and stuff that doesn't really tell me a lot!

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  2. I'm quite shocked that you went back through and deleted everything, that's a lot of dedication! I just tweet anything to be honest, whether it's interesting or not. I had twitter before I started blogging so it's not like I joined to help promote my blog but instead say what's on my mind. I think that if someone has a lot of followers than more thought should probably be put into what they say just because there are so many people who could construe things differently. When I see people I follow having a mundane conversation via tweet I don't really think twice about it because, it's just about sharing the highs and lows that happen in life.


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  3. I tweet whatever I want, but at the moment I try only to tweet happy tweets. My twitter is private, because there are friends I've made who I only get to talk to on twitter, and I reveal a lot about who I really am online through that. I also don't want people to know exactly where I am all the time.

    I accept most people who request to follow, though.

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  4. My boyf moans that I put my entire life on twitter which is quite true I suppose, I forget other people who follow you both can read it. I've been deleting a lot of mine lately too xx

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  5. On the whole, I think quite carefully about my whole online presence. I work on the basis that, any day now, I might decide to change career and apply for a bunch of other jobs, where prospective employers are highly likely to type 'Naomi Thorne' into Google and see what comes up. My Twitter feed and my blog will be there, and I wouldn't want anyone to read those and not hire me on the basis of my content. It's always at the back of my mind, and works as a regulator very well indeed.

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  6. I do delete certain ones, but mine is on private so if someone requests to follow me that I'm unsure about then I don't accept. But overall I think there's so much babble on twitter that sometimes I think my tweets most likely go unnoticed amongst them all xx

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  7. I'm more of a tweet first think later type of person. Twitter is the only place, aside from my blog, that I feel I can really be myself. In recent days/weeks I have deleted a couple of tweets, but only because I posted them while I was in a bad mood, and knew there was a chance that the people they were directed at might see them.
    All in all I tend to use Twitter mostly to talk to friends, and keep up with things such as conventions so most of what I write is fairly positive anyway, it's just when the odd person annoys me that it turns ugly.

    Peace out
    -'C
    Xx

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  8. I do often worry about what I tweet as my uni tutors are constantly telling me that future employers are more likely than ever to search me online! I'd definately say I moniter what I tweet xx

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  9. Twitter mysteriously deleted a thousand of my tweets! But I think I'm tweeting mire and more pointless things. I really need to think before I tweet.

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  10. I don't mind a conversational tweet here or there, but it does drive me nuts when people have really long conversations on twitter that take up the whole feed--I don't need to see their personal conversations! :)

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  11. I generally post on twitter once or twice a day, with little updates on my day or somehting fashion related and links to new blog posts. I try to keep it reasonably professional...but thats just me! I also love to read people who post about all sorts, it feels like you're getting to know them :) xxx

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  12. I'm not much of a twitter person, this kind of thing scares me. x hivennn

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  13. wow, that's dedication deleting tweets. i tend to tweet a lot about fashion or song lyrics or when i'm waiting for things!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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