Direct Messages (aka DMs) on Twitter can be a great way to connect with people. They can also be super annoying and do the exact opposite of what you’re hoping for! I’m especially talking about the automated DMs. If you’ve been on Twitter any length of time, you know the ones I’m talking about. You find somebody interesting, click ‘Follow” and . . . WHAM! You’re hit with an automated message.
Many of them go something like this:
- Thanks for the follow. I need your help on my Kickstarter / GoFundMe / patreon Indiegogo . . . (or some other fundraising website)
- Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or _____ (fill in the blank)
- Hi, can you donate to my charity, _____?