I use Twitter, using @dougcornelius as my username, as a way to keep in touch with friends, colleagues, interesting people and “weak ties.” I have to admit that my activity is not steady. I’m generally more active when I’m stuck trying to kill time and don’t have something interesting to read.
What Do I Twitter About?
My updates are all over the place: compliance, fraud, securities, GeekDad, cycling, books, snowboarding and paddling. You’re not going to get a consistent message. If that’s a problem, don’t follow me.
Do I Use Other Twitter Accounts?
I also use @ComplianceBuild in Twitter to automatically publish blog posts from Compliance Building into the Twitter stream. Twitter has become a powerful tool for searching on topics. I want to inject my blog posts into that pool of information. Otherwise, I rarely post anything except blog posts from that Twitter account.
Who am I?
You can read more about me on the About page here at Compliance Building or for a more personal side, the “About” page over at DougCornelius.com. To sum up my story, I am former lawyer at a big law firm, who worked in real estate finance, moved to knowledge management and now hold a job as Chief Compliance Officer at a real estate private equity firm based in Boston. I am also a contributor to Wired magazine’s parenting blog, GeekDad.
Will I follow You back?
Maybe. Are these true about your Twitter account?:
- Did you fail to upload a picture or avatar?
- Do you fail to put any information about yourself in your bio, location and website?
- Do you have more than two updates?
- Do you follow many more people than those that follow you?
- Do any of your recent updates make references to the need to achieve more followers?
- Are you going to send me an automatic message “thanks for the follow. . .”?
- Do you post updates only about your product or service?
- Are you a social media expert?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am unlikely to follow you. From FOLLOW FAIL: The Top 10 Reasons I Will Not Follow You in Return on Twitter.