I did a search on Twitter for tweets with the fb.me link in them after publishing the Social Tip: Connected Accounts Equal Disconnected Companies blog post. The goal was to help people understand that connecting their Twitter account to their Facebook account only made them look disconnected. I had the solution.
The idea was good, the goal was legit, but the etiquette was not. I quickly began writing people letting them know about my newly published blog post with a link in the message. Yep, I did that.
The moment the fourth tweet went live I realized I made a rookie mistake. Then, came the response from @DearDara accusing my business of being a spam bot. “Oh crap!” was my initial thought. Then came the panic that I just made my business sound like a spam bot. Maybe you’ve had moments when you make a simple mistake and it blows up in your face.
The fact is that I knew better, but I was moving too quick to stop myself before the damage was done.
I immediately went into action and responded from my personal Twitter account, but wondered if I was too late. From there things started to get a little better and I really appreciated the second chance @DearDara gave me but the @TMMsInc account remains blocked.
Any time we have a bad first impression we appreciate second chances much more. It is this mistake that spurred this learn, grow, change series.
Hopefully you learn from my mistake and grow like I have.
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