I have just read an interesting share by Morgan Abbou on Google+ about the impact of talking about yourself to your social followers.
The Google+ update is on this particular post in Brian Solis’ blog: Stop Talking About Yourself.
The facts Brian Solis presents in his blog evolve around one issue: Talking about yourself too much won’t make your followers to retweet your Twitter updates; you might even lose your followers!
So – talking about yourself in your Twitter tweets won’t give you more buzz and followers!
Here’s the cold hard truth: Talking about yourself all the time can lose you friends, both from your online and off line social network.
Nobody want to hear all the nagging, rants, rave and such all the time – they are great to let your followers know about a portion of your life, but what your followers really want is something more useful than “Darn it – I have a flat tire on my way to the airport!” What followers want is “I think this is useful because… (… and insert links here.)
Links? Yes – your followers want links! Don’t believe me? Check out these recap from what Brian Solis has found…
- Self-referencing posts get less retweeted.
- Tweets with links get more retweets.
- “Please retweet” tweets are 51% retweeted.
- News you share with your followers are likely to be retweeted.
- Tweet about Twitter gets more retweets
So, here’s a recap; to get more retweets (and eventually, more Twitter followers):
Talk about the current issues more about yourself, and don’t forget to add “please retweet” and links to the source URL in your tweet.
Sounds logical… what do you think?