I recently started following someone on Twitter as she was sharing what I thought was great content. I very quickly found out that many of the items she was posting are on ‘private’ membership only sites. What did I do? I stopped following her! Her continuous lack of courtesy for others is what has prompted me to write this post.
In a world where we are all inundated with large amounts of content, it is important to be able to trust that the people we follow will share great content. If they are not going to share articles we can actually read, then why bother following them. If the content appears to be worth reading but we cannot access it, then no matter how terrific the information may be, it is useless to me.
The constant sharing of membership only content makes me wonder if this person is:
- inconsiderate and not deserving of my follow
- lazy and did not do her due diligence before she posted the links to the articles
- the owner of the membership site she is linking to and is trying gain members
No matter which option is true, she lost a follower today. There is too much amazing content available for me to jump through hoops just to read her recommended posts.
Next time you share a link to a post, make sure your followers will be able to access to information!