Learn, Change, Grow: Etiquette Tip
I did a search on Twitter for tweets with the fb.me link in them after publishing the Social Tip: Connected Accounts Equal Disconnected Companies blog post. The goal was to help people understand that connecting their Twitter account to their Facebook account only made them look disconnected. I had the solution.
The idea was good, the goal was legit, but the etiquette was not. I quickly began writing people letting them know about my newly published blog post with a link in the message. Yep, I did that.
The moment the fourth tweet went live I realized I made a rookie mistake. Then, came the response from @DearDara accusing my business of being a spam bot. “Oh crap!” was my initial thought. Then came the panic that I just made my business sound like a spam bot. Maybe you’ve had moments when you make a simple mistake and it blows up in your face.
The fact is that I knew better, but I was moving too quick to stop myself before the damage was done.
I immediately went into action and responded from my personal Twitter account, but wondered if I was too late. From there things started to get a little better and I really appreciated the second chance @DearDara gave me but the @TMMsInc account remains blocked.
Any time we have a bad first impression we appreciate second chances much more. It is this mistake that spurred this learn, grow, change series.
Hopefully you learn from my mistake and grow like I have.
Thanks for reading. If this helps you please let me know in the comments below or by sharing. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.
Posted on Wed, February 5, 2014
by Gary Winchester filed under