This may be just a personal rant of mine, but I’m getting annoyed by it and wanted to send out a message to the companies we love!
It started with @Namecheap‘s trivia tweets. The first time they did it, I was somewhat interested and admit, I participated in hopes to get a t-shirt or a neat prize. Eventually I came to the realization that I wasn’t going to win anything unless I made it my full time job.
Sure, I can unfollow them and put them on a list instead, but I don’t spend a ton of time on Twitter and the time I do spend is usually just glancing at a set of 15-20 tweets or so at one time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love LiquidWeb and Namecheap. They’re two of my favorite tech companies. I just don’t think they understand that not all of their followers participate in these sort of “contests”.
Here’s my recommendation. Stop using your main Twitter account for these activities. Setup @LiquidWebPets or @NamecheapTrivia for this sort of thing and promote it once or twice through your main account. I’m sure there are other companies doing this and I hope I’m not the only one who wishes they would stop. Your thoughts?