Why I don’t post links to my blog on Twitter
Twitter, they say, is an excellent tool for promoting my blog. The followers I have could be driven here to look at my ideas, and increase my page rank.
But I don’t, and here’s why. If I have an idea worth sharing, people will share it. This blog is called People like to share. It’s not called Matt likes to share his posts on Twitter.
I’m thrilled if someone reads this blog. Even more thrilled if someone add a delicious tag, or tweets about it themselves. But I won’t be doing any of that. There’s already too much self-promotion in social media, and not enough generosity. Brands can learn that lesson. instead of thinking of ways to promote the things the brand says, instead think of ways to promote the people who read it.
And remember, the web is now more about what you say, and not about asking people to read it.