Blatant Self Promotion in Forums of Book Networks

Blatant Self Promotion in Forums of Book Networks

No Blatent Self Promo: It is proper netiquette to refrain from blatant self promotion in forums and discussions.

Blatant Self Promotion Netiquette Book Networks

I hate it when one of my friends gives me a hard sell. I have learned through experience that these type of people are not friends at all. They are people who just want to use you for your connections.

Book Networks Blatant Self Promotion

Blatant self promotion is also known by the acronym BSP. It is the cultivation of contacts, online associates, and social media friends solely to promote ones self without any reciprocity. It is a person who spams links, promotional material, and never takes the time to engage users genuinely. Many networks enable this behavior through messaging features and the ability to connect with people you don’t really know. Networks that require that you know a person make BSP harder to do because of the stigma attached to soliciting friends.

It makes contacts and connections uncomfortable when a person blatantly self promotes themselves on a book network. Your contacts and connections may feel like they are turning you down if you keep promoting your content to them. A person cannot be expected to buy your book just because you have read similar books or liked the same thing. Let the ratings and reviews guide users to your content. Mentioning your work to let connections know what your up to is fine. Repeatedly sending them messages about the same work is off putting.

Posting links to your books in discussion forums is also considered blatant self promotion. Moderators generally delete links to members books. Discussion forums are for discussions about topic. Promotion of a book is considered off topic.

Blatant Self Promotion Netiquette

It is proper netiquette to refrain from blatant self promotion in forums and discussions because it gets deleted and annoys others.

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