I don’t know about you guys, but my Twitter inbox is like a writhing pool of serpents – hissing furiously and spitting hot venomous claims of conspiracy, and of hilarious pictures of me that have somehow made it into online circulation.
Dear me, it’s exhausting! I’m kind of afraid to even go in there any more.
And yet there are so many musicians among us that continue to conscript this draconically contaminated vehicle as a means of sharing their content;
- perhaps in the hope that some poor lost soul being held hostage deep in the mirky depths of the Direct Message dungeon will muster his or her last ounce of strength, crawl out of the abyss, and click through to this lucky punter’s Soundcloud.
OK, so perhaps I’m getting a little carried away here. But in all seriousness, Automated DMs have got to be one of the worst and most implausible ways to try and entice potential fans to check out your tunes.
Not only is this the first (and potentially last) chance to win over a new fan, your DMs are reaching them at the absolute height of their suspicion – amidst the thunderous roar of spamming phishermen and marketers.
And in case none of this is setting off alarm bells, simply consider the fact that it takes only a handful of people to flag an account as spam and BAM – you’re in Twitter Jail!!! Detained indefinitely, with little or no chance of bail.
Is it worth it???
Come on people – we’ve all done our part to help clean up the planet, so now it’s time to pitch in and make Twitter a better place.
Say NO to Auto DMs!!