Unless you are a Twitterholic, it’s unlikely you know how to do more on Twitter than just navigate the site. But that’s okay – no one expects you to get everything right the first time around. Fortunately, there’s some help for you, so even if you make a few small mistakes, they can be corrected and you can be on your way to being a Twitter master. Here are three things you should avoid doing on Twitter.

#Too #Many #Hashtags

The hashtag feature on Twitter is fascinating, and it is by far one of the most useful features of the website itself. However, that doesn’t mean you have the right to abuse it and turn it into a joke instead of a useful, whimsical tool. Sometimes the addition of a hashtag makes a post, and sometimes it doesn’t. Use hashtags wisely.

Not Responding to @Tweets

So the question is, if you're on social media, why aren't you being social? You don’t have to respond to everything, especially if there is a flood of posts all of a sudden, but it is your responsibility to reply to questions and negative feedback as fast as possible. When it’s positive, it doesn’t take any more than a “thank you, you rock as well!” to make someone feel like their time spent writing that comment in the first place was worth it.

Automatic Messages are Bad

People who send out automatic messages are bad, and those who send them to all new followers are even worse. Do yourself a favor and don’t do that at all. If you want to make a good first impression, send out something custom to everyone (maybe something that mentions a funny Tweet of theirs or their cool default pic).