Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone ~ G.B. Stern

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~ G.B. Stern

Twitter Thanks

I have just been through my Buffer account and removed all ‘via @’s’ from the articles I am sharing with my followers.

I subscribe to many great blogs and use an automatic system which adds new blog posts directly to my Buffer. Each day I go through all the content to ensure what I am sharing is relevant to what my followers want to read.

I have been using IFTTT.com which is great, saves me so much time! In the recipe I always acknowledge where the content has come from, so the title, the link and then via @JoeBloggs

I’ve been doing this for ages, in fact right from when I started using IFTTT, but only one person has EVER said thanks for sharing their content. I try to respond to every single retweet on Twitter and I even thank the same person many times during the day if they retweet more than one of my tweets… it’s polite.

Many of these blogs that I follow often write about social media, and how you should interact with your followers/fans in their articles.  It then becomes pretty hypocritical if you don’t follow your own advice. If I ever write about something in my blog, I would always try and follow my own advice, even if I’m not 100% perfect at it, I give it a good go!

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
JFK

Do these bloggers feel that because they have a lot of followers they are exempt from having to acknowledge those people who share their content?  On average I share 2 or 3 articles per blog each week, I’d even accept a thank you once per week rather than nothing at all.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” 
Oscar Wilde

Anyway, I will continue to share their content because it’s good but I won’t be acknowledging their Twitter handle in the tweet, in fact I have removed it from the recipes over at IFTTT.com.

I don’t normally complain on my blog, but this has been going through my mind for a few weeks and I just had to get it out there…  Is there anyone else who has experienced the same thing on Twitter? 

Comments

  1. Exactly, Jo, it hurts when you share a post and you are being treated like it’s actually your duty. Heck! I only share what looks good to me. I owe no one that obligation.
    I like your gratuitous attitude – no wonder we get so attracted to you online; it’s something I’m beginning to cultivate myself.
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