I believe in reciprocity. Returning what is given.
So if you follow my blog, I’ll check yours out and likely follow it too. (Unless it’s porn or in a foreign language I can’t read.)
If you friend me on Facebook, I’ll check out your FB page and friend you back. (Unless you appear to be a fake account.) I’ll probably like something or comment on a recent post of yours too.
If you follow me on Twitter, I will read your Twitter profile and likely follow you back. (Unless it’s porn or seems like a fake account.)
But here’s what will turn me off.
If I follow you and you immediately spam me with emails on FB or Twitter telling me to check out your website and like your book/music and give me a list of things to do for you.
You aren’t reciprocating. You aren’t putting in the time to build a relationship. You are screaming, “Look at me!”
It’s a major turn off.
In fact, I won’t visit your page and I may even unfriend/unfollow you. Especially if you keep sending these “Look at me!” emails to me.
Here’s the best way to get me interested in you, interact with me. Send me a tweet @kourhei that isn’t about self-promotion. Comment on my blog. Like something I post on FB.
Show interest in me, and I will appreciate it and reciprocate.