1. You DM me with sales pitches.
2. You use a business account to tweet about your personal life (and give too many uncomfortable details).
3. You use a personal account to tweet only about your personal life and nothing else.
4. You are tweeting for someone else (or a company/brand/product) and pretending to be them. It feels like you are lying to me in every tweet of yours that I read.
5. I tweet your blog and your other creative projects, retweet your blog tweets, your creative everything, and stuff like your events that you could really use an extended reach on – and all you do is thank me; no reciprocation = you “don’t get it.” You are unengaged (or, you make it patently obvious that I am not half as important to you as you are to me, so, the hell with you).
6. You treat Twitter as a chat room with your close buddies, and forget the 12,000 others whose homefeeds and lists get all that chatter too.
7. You ask me to RT your content. You tweet me directly a link you want me to quote or post. If It’s good, I’ll find it and retweet it. Just make it good content; no one likes a beggar.
8. You complain constantly about your life. We all have problems, but if you don’t bring me value, I will unfollow you.
9. You DM me and you get weird. If you cross the line or get too personal, I unfollow you unless I know you personally.
10. You curse in every 5th post. I’m ok with the occasional four-letter word, but I don’t need to see that constantly. And who knows who I’m with when I am checking Twitter.