- Increased traffic
- New readers
- New followers
- Sign of support
- Increased credibility
- Feeling of being valued
- Opportunity to be answer a range of questions from a wider audience on the post/product
- Exposure to other brands
- I write for enjoyment not recognition
- I write for the benefit of my readers
- I don’t write to please brands
- Etc etc etc
But all of the principles behind the reasons not to care remain completely intact if the brand does retweet or tweet out the link. There can never be any damage done by it.
As I said earlier, many brands will tweet me and say thanks for the post, or that they love the post, or that the outfit looks great, which is brilliant and always feels really good. But a one second click on Retweet would take absolutely no time and effort and make such a massive difference for all the reasons I have stated above.
There is one brand that has a huge twitter following that always ALWAYS thanks and compliments me on the post, but at the end of the day with all sentiment aside, what I would really love is a blooming retweet!!! Sorry but it’s true.
I understand that brands can’t retweet everything. Especially just tweets where people are saying how much they love a particular product, because then it becomes spam, and trust me, I have unfollowed brands that relentlessly retweet every time someone even nearly mentions their product. That is just a pain in the twitter bum!
But a retweet of a useful, well put together beauty review, or fashion post isn’t spam – it should be in the interest of their followers and hence the interest of the brand. And after you work hard on a post, surely it is just good manners?
I am sure that people have lots of different views on this. In fact I asked twitter and yes they did! I thought you might like to read some of the tweets.
I asked bloggers, How important is it for you that a brand retweets your posts?
Annie @annieroseuk if they think it’s good enough yeah, surely they’d want their followers to be encouraged to buy their products from a 3rd party?