Is there such a thing as a humble Retweet? (more info on what exactly a ReTweet is found here)
Sure, you might be ReTweeting someone else’s post, but what about a ReTweet that mentions you? How do you handle that?
I am often conflicted on this. Knowing that most people see through those twitter users that seem to use their account to make sure you know how awesome they are, but also knowing that it is a form of communication, excitement, and sharing with the world what you are doing. I have not landed on a definite answer.
I remember talking to one author right around the time his latest book was released. He told me he felt bad for always ReTweeting people who had said something kind about the book or left a review but that he felt required to do this because people that tweeted it out expected it from him.
I have also talked to others who lament at the thought of reading all the ReTweets from certain twitter users who seem to only talk about themselves and not anyone else. They see it as more of a who has the “biggest stick” type of thing.
So where do you fall on this? How do you handle ReTweeting something that someone says about you?
It could be nice, you could go the Derek Webb way and just ReTweet criticism, or you could just @ reply or DM them a thank you.