If you’re a Brand, Company or Org, and I don’t know who’s behind the scenes tweeting, I recently un-followed you. Well, I put you in a list, then un-followed you.
Now, I only check in on you twice a day. At lunchtime and in the evening, after I’ve watched Cosmos.
It’s cool, don’t be Sad Keanu.
I just got tired of reading all or your stuff, starring, and retweeting and getting nothing in return. No “Thanks!” No “We love your stuff too.” No “How can improve your experience, how can we repay you for sharing all of our content, or heck, can we pay you for sharing all of our content?”
Basically, I wised up to the fact that I was your UNPAID brand ambassador. I realized that I was doing all the dirty work of spreading your ideas around while you sat back and reaped the benefits.
Now, if you want my attention, you have to be MY brand ambassador, and if you want to keep my attention…
Then, Gator needs his gat! (click for explicit version)
In other words, give me something that allows me the authority to create my own experience — a metaphorical gat.
Also, I’m not saying that I’m cutting everybody out — I’ll read, star, and re-tweet your stuff if it has something to do with what I’m interested in, I can learn from, or will help me get paid — I’m just cutting out the bright, shiny, flashy look-at-me stuff that doesn’t provide mutual value.
It was fun while it lasted!
Hi, I’m Patrick, a freelance Urbanist tryin’ make sense of the Information Age. Check out my Twitter to peep who I’m talking to and some wackedy blah-blah, and my Tumblr for a daily look into what I’m working on. Btw, I know I just ended that last sentence with a dangling modifier cause that’s who I is.