You’re probably here because you clicked on the link in my Twitter profile. Perhaps you’d like to know what you’re getting into when you hit that ‘Follow’ or perhaps you just clicked through because you were curious about what could possibly be on the other side of that link.
Who are you?
I am a person who also has opinions. I work as the head of content marketing at a videogame development studio.
Like everyone else, I make decisions about what I post on online, so your perception of me based on my online presence is naturally incomplete.
What can I expect you to tweet about?
You may disagree with my opinions. I may also express a range of emotions about things in the world. When I express my feelings about something, know that, like any other person, I’m showing you one mood, which is just one aspect of my personality.
What don’t you tweet about?
My Twitter account is a personal account. My Twitter account is not a company Twitter account. Occasionally, I might post links that were previously posted on my company’s blog or websites, or generally promote work-related content.
Having said that, work-related questions or inquiries should go through official channels and not through my personal Twitter account. I won’t be conducting work business or making any official company announcements on my personal accounts and websites.
I work for ArenaNet, a videogame development studio and wholly owned subsidiary of NCSOFT. All statements and opinions made on my Twitter account (or any of my personal websites or social media accounts) are my own and do not represent the views or policies of my employer. If my company has anything to say, it will not be on my personal accounts, but on their official website and other official channels.
How do I interact with you without coming across as creepy?
This is mostly for dudes. Check out this article which has great advice for interacting with women on Twitter.
Why should I follow you?
I’m not trying to convince anyone to follow me. If you’re curious about me, about my perspectives, enjoy reading interesting articles, if you’d like to have a conversation with me—those are all valid reasons for following me, but I’m not going to be offended if you don’t follow me.
I’m not interested in expending energy on conversing with hate-followers. If you violently disagree with my views, you’re not going to win me over to your perspective by breathlessly arguing with me or abusively restating the same opinion I disagree with in different ways.
Why are you on Twitter?
I created a Twitter account because I was curious about the service and what it could develop into. I’ve seen Twitter evolve from a mere status updater to a means of communication, connection, and influence. I’m on Twitter because I want to see what people I follow are up to, what they’re interested in, maybe make new friends, connect with a community of people, and because I want to learn new things.
Why aren’t you following me back?
- There are too many people to follow. I try to keep the list of people I follow at a manageable level for me. Limiting the number of people I follow is a form of self-care. I do have conversations with people I don’t follow, so even if I don’t follow you, this doesn’t necessarily mean that I don’t want to speak to you. Please don’t take it personally if I don’t follow you or if I unfollow you.
- You’re a spammer.
- You represent a business that I’m not interested in.
- Your updates are protected. I can’t get an idea of whether I’d be interested in reading your tweets if I can’t see them.
- I don’t know enough about you to start following you.
I hope this FAQ has been informative and helpful. Maybe even entertaining as well. If it hasn’t been entertaining, you can look at my Tumblr blog, and maybe you might find something interesting there.