I create context. I also write blog posts:

A Blog Post About A Blog Post

Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: | 2 Comments »

It’s very meta, I know. But that’s how we do it when we’re giving social media tips.

Today, I read an article about The Top 10 Ways To Not Fail At Twitter or something (why do people still write these stupid posts?). It was awful. No joke, it offered up this helpful conversation starter if you’re stuck: “Ask new followers about the weather in their city.” Awful. And it occurred to me. I could make that entire post better in one step. So I set about doing so in this fake blog post of my own:

There you have it. The #1, only thing you have to do to not suck at Twitter.

Twitter’s phenomenal. It’s enriching, entertaining, insightful, and all kinds of other things. It’s kind of like grad school: you get out of it whatever you put into it. But if you show up just expecting relationships to form, sales to spike, or anything else those bullshit “social media gurus” tell you, you’re going to be disappointed.

So follow my one rule and I promise you it’ll be better than if you don’t.

You’re welcome.

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2 Comments on “A Blog Post About A Blog Post”

  1. 1 Amanda Marsh said at 3:57 pm on May 21st, 2012:

    You just made a social media and SEO guru cry.

  2. 2 Don said at 5:26 pm on May 21st, 2012:

    Wow . . . ok.

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