Being a relatively prolific twitterer, I have a tendency to acquire new followers fairly regularly. This generally isn’t an issue for me, and I welcome followers. However here is where my gripe arises. :/
More and more lately I’m finding that new followers think they need to send me a DM to say hi, and welcome me to their Twitter stream. So, ok… this may seem like a good idea, but it gets very impersonal… I mean, how personal is it to get a message like…
I also know that I’m not the only Twitterer to have found these Auto-DM’s to be annoying. In fact, some people I follow have gone so far as to instigate their own policy of automatically blocking any new followers that perform this sort of practice.
So what am I trying to say with all this?
Well… If you are of the persuasion of “making friends and influencing people”, I’d suggest you don’t make a habit of this practice
I have to admit, I won’t block you for doing this to me, but take note that I’ll not appreciate it, and if I do block you, you’ll have deserved it.