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.
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