Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Rant: LINKS TO BUY A BOOK (S) IN THE VERY FIRST TWITTER MESSAGE!
Look, this is the discussion (rant) basically. Someone follows me and OUT OF POLITENESS I FOLLOW THEM BACK.
The only time I don't is if they are selling lino or renting apartments in Idaho okay? Or if they are going to tweet every hour with a quotation that sounds like it's straight out of a fortune cookie.
Back to my rant and those messages.
NOW THIS IS ABOUT WRITERS.
Generally the message one sends or one gets back is: THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOW BACK.
What ticks me off is not getting that back but getting something like this instead. Remember this person CHOSE to follow me.
MY SECOND NOVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE AT BEEZLEBUB'S AT THE MEPHISTOPHELES
HERE ARE LINKS TO MY LATEST BLOG POSTS...
I don't know about you but I find that a little nervy IN THE VERY FIRST MESSAGE!
When I wrote back (I don't always and yes, this is pretty much what happened) I got, would you believe, a message thanking me for my support and telling me about something else that was written!
HELLOO?????????? Anybody home?
I have never, ever sent anyone a link in a message period. I have only done it if they ask me.
Hard sell to me is irritating, off-putting, antagonistic and rude.
Promoting is hard sure it is. But jamming what you've done down someone's throat starts up the gag reflex!
Thanks, and writers: any feedback on this? Do you hate this too? By the way very few writers do this thank goodness!