i check my twitter from time to time. i think i should try creating a list for my twitter. i like to tweet about my blog: http://redpenredtemper.info/?p=254 My recent post Life In Progress
in my auto DM i ask users to @reply with a code that has my account follow them back. 0 spammers now.
So here we have the "Auto DM Turing Test." If you can't be sure whether a DM is automated or live, it's OK. I don't auto follow or auto DM, for reasons of my own which haven't changed. But I don't see anything wrong with auto DMs if they sound human. Hey, I've gotten DMs and @mentions that may have been live but sounded like spam because they were crammed with self-promotion. (How much self-promotion can you fit in 140 characters? More than I would have imagined!) A friendly greeting to new followers isn't bad--emphasis on "friendly greeting." Yours is, and so is the one Naomi posted. So if it works for you and your followers seem happy, stick with it!
Hi Kristi, I have a similar stance. I look at auto DM's as personal voicemails. I can't come to the phone at all times and it's the same w/Twitter. Most people send me this back to me from my auto DM. It this an auto DM or is this you live? It's so personable that people question it. Here is my message: "I appreciate you so tell me something about yourself. Here is a free chapter from my book http://bit.ly/c545x1 Enjoy!" I believe automation mixed with live personality is the best mix. Great discussion! :)
Hi, Kristi- I used Oomph for a while too, but about a month ago, I cancelled it. Seemed like it was just bringing me more spam. Like you, I periodically go through and unfollow dead weight. But I've gotten pretty selective about who I follow. Because I work in both blogging and the SEO communities, I've picked up a lot of new followers from Ann's MyBlogGuest community. On new follows, I just check out their ratio and # of tweets, and then look at who follows them. If I'm still in doubt, I'll take a look at who they follow. I generally shy away from folks that follow more than they're followed, though. Great food for thought, Kristi. Thanks! ;)
Hey Kristi, I think that automation gets a bad rap because of the spam issue, and the lack of real conversation that alot of brands pass off for social media campaigns. That being said, I'm still all for it. To build a successful business, you have to build systems, or ways that your customers can get the same results over and over again, and automation online is a great way to do that. As long as you keep the conversation alive, automation makes your brand that much more powerful, and frees you up to build the other parts of your business. --@elijahryoung