Last updated: 06/29/09
Everyone uses Twitter their own way. For me it is a great way to connect with many of you.
In order for you to know what to expect, what I am posting about and whom I’ll follow I put my own little “Guide to Twitter” together:
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. If you tell me something that is not meant for the public it will stay where it belongs.
2. Subject of postings
I post about what I am interested in and what captures my mind. I am passionate about a wide variety of things stretching from marketing and Internet trends to sports & politics. I am not posting about every leaf falling off the trees in my yard. You can learn more about my personal interests at the about section of the blog, at my personal blog or by clicking any of the icons of the top right of the blog.
I am not using 5 different accounts to serve 5 different purposes. Sometimes my postings might seem rather irrelevant to you. Just wait for the next one;-)
I am trying to limit the number of postings per day to 10-15 max. If we get engaged into a longer conversation I will resort to DM, email, phone or Skype.
4. Me following you
I am always interested in connecting with new high quality Tweeters. If you know someone awesome then let me know via Twitter. I pick up people on Follow-Friday. If I follow you back then I checked out your postings on Twitter and possibly went to your website. There are a ton of awesome people on Twitter that I am not following yet. This person could be you ;-)
5. You following me
If you are of interest to me you’ll most probably get a follow back. I check my new followers about once a week. So please be a little patient.
I look at the relevance, the quality and quantity of your tweets. I’ll also look at your profile and your website if you have one posted there. If you are overly agressive and follow 2000 people and have only 5 or 10 posts you will most likely not get a follow back.
6. Monitoring Twitter
Even though I follow Twitter on my Laptop and on my iPhone do not expect me on 24×7. There are other things to do in life. I read DM’s but won’t reply to any automated ones. If your DM is personal you’ll most probably get a reply.
If you send me a reply to @klaus2go I’ll read it for sure. In many cases I will reply – often as a direct message in order to keep my feed clean and not bother others with our direct conversation.
7. Protected Postings
I don’t like that feature too much. It is like a Twitter within Twitter to me. I won’t knock at your door. You’ll have to follow me first.
8. Uncopyright – You can copy this!
Many people like my Twitter policy. Please feel free to take what you like and leave the rest. A link back to my blog would be appreciated but is not a requirement.
9. Facebook Integration
Some of my tweets will appear in my Facebook profile as well, but not all of them. If I reply to someone on Twitter it doesn’t make to much sense to send that over to Facebook as well. You can find me on Facebook at facebook.com/klausholzapfel in case you prefer this channel over Twitter.
So if you either like this blog, are interested in moviebakery or conceptbakery, think my tweets are down your alley or you look at my homepage and see a likeminded person it would be nice if we hook up on Twitter. It is also TOTALLY ok to respectfully decline if I reach out to you.
Quality should come before quantity. Both ways. Makes sense?
I am past the numbers game. You will most probably see my numbers of followers decline quite a bit over the next month or two. I am going against the stream and plan to clean up the list of people that I am following. This will lead to many of them unfollowing me and that is just fine.
Since Twitter changes all the time my policy will is subject to change as well…