Friday, November 13, 2015

Twitter Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

Have you ever looked at your twitter feed?  I mean really looked at it?  Who reads their feed, right?  I mean, as soon as you've looked over the latest 50 or so posts, another 200 have popped up.  Who can keep up with that?

Well, take a look at your feed, dear readers.  See what people are posting.

Here's why.

For my name, 'SweetTale Books,' I want only sweet things associated with my name.  It's not easy to do that, because sometimes, I follow people who aren't exactly wholesome.  But when I click 'follow,' they look okay to me.  It's not until I watch my feed that I realize who I'm really following.

They're wolves.  They post pictures of people having sex, with everything to see.  They describe sexual things I wouldn't want my kids to see.  They use swear words.  In other words, they're not in alliance with my brand.

Do I deny these people the right to post junk like that?  Nope.  Don't care.  But for me, I can't even follow them or I destroy my brand.  I don't repost things like that, but let's say someone likes my brand.  They follow the same people I do, because I follow them.  Then all of a sudden, wham...their feed has been hijacked by wolves in sheep's clothing, as well.  They blame me!  Yikes!  I didn't do my homework, when at the time I clicked follow, the twitter person seemed okay.

If you have the same problem I do, try this.  Every day, go through the first hundred or so of your feed.  If there's anything inappropriate for your brand, unfollow the person.  It's that simple.

I know it's frustrating, but we all have to protect our brand.  I also try to retweet the least offensive stuff, but I do retweet everyone who tweets my stuff (if I can...some are just too pornographic).  I don't mind about the content (horror, paranormal, Christian, etc.) but won't retweet anything that's sexual or not PG 13.  It's not easy...let me tell ya.

Have a great week and check out your feed!
Markee at @SweetTaleBooks

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