I’ll admit it; I’m in a cranky mood right now. What’s with all of these famous people quotes? The more followers you have the more famous people quotes.
Every time I read something about how to be a good and generous Tweeter, gurus will tell you to add value to folk’s timeline. They say: be yourself, don’t try to sell all of the time and Tweet interesting quotes. Really?
Let’s say you are using Twitter to make valuable connections and hope to market your product or service to folks who will benefit. Think of Twitter as a great big cocktail party. Here is what a famous people Tweeter would sound like at a party:
@You: Hi @FamousPeopleQuotes! It’s nice to meet you. Tell me something about yourself.
@ FamousPeopleQuotes!: “Till I was 13, I thought my name was “”Shut Up.”"”"” Joe Namath
@You: Wow, Shut UP? That must have been rough!
@FPQ: “You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don’t find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast which is what I tried to do.” Jane Fonda
@You: Well, shutting up is helpful sometimes but I am glad to hear you learned a lot fast. Good for you!
@FPQ: Friends are the sunshine of life. John Hay
@You: Friends are great! So, what brings you to this party? Are you friends of the host?
@FPQ: “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.” Stephen King
@You: Wow – I can really see why they invited you!
@FPQ: Let me tell you how to increase your friends by a million in 15 minutes without ever even meeting them, OK?
@You, talking to yourself – I just wasted two minutes of my life I can never get back.
Don’t be @FamousPeopleQuotes!
Life is good!