Darren Rovell, CNBC's Sports Biz guy, passed the 100,000 follower mark on Twitter Wednesday and celebrated by bestowing upon his readers the 100 rules to live by on the social media platform. He cares a lot for those latter 50,000 followers because it's roughly 770-percent more work than he put into celebrating the 50,000 follower mark back in January, and delves much deeper into the nuances of being a "successful" tweeter.
Assuming you are on Twitter, you will realize while reading through Rovell's Twitter Rules that you've likely broken at least a few of them and unfollowed others for doing the same thing. That's normal, I think.
However, if you're reading through Rovell's Twitter Rules and thinking after every other rule, "Really, I'm not allowed to do that??" then you should probably reconsider your life what it is you're doing on Twitter. That's not to say that you should be sentenced to a lifetime in Twitter Jail; Twitter can still be a valuable service to you, even if you're not exactly returning the favor.
Rovell's Twitter Rules are really just his own, not Gospel. Sure, following a lot of these rules will help you accumulate, retain, and entertain some followers, but they will also likely never help you to reach Rovell's status of 100,000 followers (you would also need a high-profile job at some place like CNBC as a Sports Business Reporter).
HAVING SAID THAT, I've decided to waste time responding to each of Rovell's Twitter Rules, infusing my own Twitter experiences, feelings, and utter sarcasm. I think it provides a little bit more of a realistic glimpse into Twitter for the average tweeter because, after all, we're not as cool as Darren Rovell or Oprah, and I'd say the 2008 Lions have better odds of winning a game than most of us do at accumulating their kind of followings on Twitter.