This is how I’ve started to handle unsolicited private messages:

I don’t see identifiers in your ID to indicate you’re safe to reply to, if you subscribe to my blog, then I’ll see yours, with option to LIKE it or even Re-Blog it … likewise if you follow me on Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter or Instagram I go under the same brand: @optioneerJM has grown to over 20000 followers, connected with 3500 networkers on Linked In would indicate I’m trustful, and the audience is attuned to my writing about demographics with full transparency and sharing to help others try getting on the social media in baby steps. I’ve done it, I’ve made mistakes along the way and help others learn.
I will be your guide.
Ive been on Social Media since about 2005 while I was doing the hiring dance with HP. (Since we’d had a strong, forward-moving cha Chan even if her communication style was awesome. Dry, soft spoken who cheered for the home state NFL Super Bowl.
Even if you agreed to follow or someone follows you. The proper etiquette should be is you ask them by replying to their tweet and ask permission to send a private message + send them a cute GIF from Tweeter, or you can make your own, so they will agree.

It indicates that you are respectful of their time and privacy.


Mind your manners

Communications Etiquette will make you memorable.

The name of the social media best practices should be that you gain more unsolicited followers who become champions who-share or re-tweet your posts.

The best chance of that happening is an exchange where you tweet publicly, and the other person RETWEETS adding a comment AND a GIF that compliments the mood of your 140characters.

If you’re hobby artist, you can share your artwork, poems, link to recipes or ones that are your own or one that you’d tried – you can try to find an article from The New York Times, TheNationalPost, or CBCNews (most can tell you’re from Toronto). I like MASHABLE and retreat their interesting finds of gadgets or tech or viral stories as an Eminem.

I would like to evolve this site and amalgamate my Blogspots blogs on as pages to share the most popular ones under a new Tab on http://www.optioneerjm.com so it can evolve into an ezine. I’ve invited very smart Millennial young ladies to write speaking from their unique perspective, reporting what’s important in their world, not their parents, no family’s stuff unless that’s where the funny stories come from.

I see poetry becoming more and more popular:: especially if accompanied by art or photography that compliments the mode or underlying message.

Who can decide who likes it? Anyone can. Any person may stop and read the poem because of the stunning image.

To practice the idea.

Find a poem you love.

Or a scripture you love.

Find an image you love

and work it together.

You can save it to your iPad, or iPhone because that is likely where a photo was taken and in your photo library or a picture you’ve taken or scanned of art you create.

It is a safe place to try that new thing.

#Calgary   #yyc #Calgary
A puzzle of Calgary:: great way to rest the active mind.

If you have a love-hate relationship with a sport like golf, or a hobby like gardening, a soccer mom, you have incidences or drama other soccer moms have experienced, they may read your posts, find humour in diva episodes, and go on to subscribe to your blog.

You can write as a pet name or a pet’s real name, like the guy from The Dragons Den on Twitter, often posts attitudes of his dog.

You could be the biggest CEO of the biggest corporation and write under an anonymous name.

If you rant, attack politicians, the opposing sports team (unless you’re Drake cheering courtside at a Raptors NBA game) > expect to be blocked, unfollowed or muted.

Do not impersonate Hell’s Kitchen divaman Gord Ramsey in your posts or blogs, or try to create your own nightmare.

People are attracted to stories either from media, journalists or social network. Have common sense to distinguish them all or identify those that are not manning their own station: personally tweeting their own stuff.

Add “own opinions” and ensure you don’t attack an old boss.

So, basically, you take ownership for all your tweets.

That builds trust and credibility.

Don’t fight on Twitter. Period. Pick up the phone and have that conversation, or argument, in private: where it belongs.

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