This was originally published in June 2014, but it bears repeating.
I’ve been kicking around the Blogosphere for a few years now and try to be a good citizen in regards to sharing on social media, Twitter especially. You know the premise. The idea is to share others’ posts more often than your own, and they in turn, will share your posts. Maximum exposure and everybody wins, yes? Here’s the problem……
Unless you have set up your Twitter share button to include your Twitter name (@TwitterName) , you will not be aware that your post has been shared and neither will your followers! Only the person doing the sharing and their followers can see it, but it looks like the sharer wrote it, not you! Oh sure, they could click on the link for more info, but wouldn’t you rather get the recognition you deserve, immediately? Don’t you think those doing the sharing would also like you to return the favour? Altruism is a wonderful quality, up to a point!
This has been a pet peeve of mine for some time now, as it’s incredibly time consuming to add missing twitter handles on posts I share. Click HERE for a great article on Twitter Etiquette. Learn how to add your twitter handle from these experienced bloggers:
Do you have your @TwitterHandle set up for maximum exposure to your blog?
If not, why not? Will you, in future?
Or, perhaps you don’t have a Twitter account?
That’s okay too, but I am curious why a blogger wouldn’t have one.
Please tell me.
Looking forward to your comments!
[Twitter Bird courtesy of Flickr]