The Ten Twitter Commandments

If your Twitter feed is anything like mine – it’s probably drowning in tweets that contain precious links to articles that will give you the absolute do’s and don’ts of

However, we think that Tweepi’s Ten Twitter Commandments are by far the best out there and should be taken as gospel. They are concise, easy to follow and above all – accurate.

The following commandments, if followed, should give you a full and happy existence on Twitter.

  1. Thou shall not blabber
  2. Thou shall not follow random tweeters who are of no value, just to increase one’s number of followers
  3. Thou shall not neglect one’s Twitter account, becoming inactive and complacent
  4. Thou shall not talk too much about oneself and one’s achievements (or one’s cheese sandwich)
  5. Thou shall not expect to be retweeted if thou do not retweet in return
  6. Thou shall not take followers for granted
  7. Thou shall not spam
  8. Thou shall not use ‘eggs’ as one’s profile picture
  9. Thou shall not use Twitter to stalk or harm others
  10. Thou shall not send out automated messages to new followers

Good luck sticking to the Ten Commandments and please let us know if you agree with Tweepi too.

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Comments: 4

  • Laura says:

    All true! And I hadn’t even considered the “egg” profile a twitter offence. Thanks for sharing.

  • I am going to recommend all of my Followers read this. Well said!

  • Tim J says:

    These are excellent, but the truly horrendous grammar of several of them is frustrating! Especially frustrating because it’s a quote and therefore can’t be corrected.

    Please, either “One shall not tweet about oneself” or “Thou shalt not tweet about thyself”, but not a mixture! And “thou dost”, not “thou do”—that’s as bad as “he are” or “we is”.

    Maybe not everyone notices this, but for those of us who do, it’s really quite painful.

    But despite the pain, you’re stuck with it as it is. Oh well.

    But like I said, the points themselves are excellent.

  • Michelle says:

    Hi Tim
    And yes, agree. You’ll see in our latest Blogging Masterclass blog post that we make a huge point about grammar and typos. I’m not sure how this one slipped the net. Best wishes.

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