I just got this email and felt compelled to share with you. Many business owners using social media are convinced this is what “selling” means. It means, well…this…
I accepted a friend request from this person, and this is what I got in reply. This isn’t selling. This is yelling. This is clinging. This is spam.
What action would you take on this? You’d make sure to visit all the sites that have been suggested, right? You’d make sure to take the time to get back with this person and initiate a conversation, because they obviously have a lot of valuable insight to share, correct?
Or would you, like me, delete it…and probably never talk to this person again? Let me know what you think!
By the way, I greyed out the urls and user name because I don’t feel any need to spread any ill will. I feel most of the time, poor use of social media is just out of ignorance. We all make mistakes. But to the user who sent this to me (surely you recognize this message, lol) no, I wont’ be visiting any of these sites, and sending emails like this isn’t doing you any favors 😉
Something about the “Let’s network!” line cracks me up though. Just sayin.
How often do you get emails like this? How do you respond?