First of all, I want to say how much I really love going on twitter and seeing the frenzy that is developing. It is a very exciting time in my life. I mean I started my twitter account in early June and I had like 18 followers for a month. Then I had my good friend Maddie do a shout out for me and it boosted me to 500 followers. Once I started with Radio Disney's NBT, I have sky rocketed to almost 5,000 followers. That is pretty cool.
I get tweets from people all over the world telling me all kinds of things that make a kid like me feel great. And I do! I feel so special and I am forever grateful to all of my fans, friends and family that support me here on Twitter.
I do however, want to address a few things, so I can help make things a lot easier for all of us. I want you all to know. I do not ignore anyone. I appreciate anyone who takes the time to tweet me. That means you are thinking of me. If you take the time to think of me, I am going to take the time to respond to you. It doesn't cost anything to be nice.
I do not employ a team of people to be on my twitter all day and tweet frequently answered questions to all of you. I answer my tweets and I am only 14. I am known for my dancing and for being athletic. I don't sit still to well. LOL. I also am not a big typer. So, I do the best I can to respond as quickly as I can.
If I am away from the computer for awhile and I get online, I try to go to the bottom of the page first and go from the oldest and answer all the way up to the newest. A lot of the times I can not even get up to the top because I hit my limit. I hit it twice just today.
I have a few tips, that I hope you don't mind reading, so this way, you won't be so frustrated when you do not get a reply right away. If you want me to follow you, I will follow you if you ask me to one time. If you ask me 15 times in 3 minutes, I won't we can try again the next day. Please be polite, I am polite to you, please be polite to me.
I will follow anyone who asks because when I say no, it would be like me saying no to you for an autograph. So, I do follow. If I do not follow you immediately, it is for these reasons.... you asked me a bunch of times in a short period of time, you were rude about it or I just plainly did not see it. If it is because I did not see it ask me again at a later time.
Direct messages or DM's..... I do not want to give anyone the wrong impression. But, I hardly go on DM's for the simple reason, that I have a hard enough time trying to answer my tweets and facebook page. I use DM's if I am going to call a fan and I ask for you to send a DM to me so I can privately get your phone # without anyone posting it publicly.
Phone #'s Please don't ever post your phone # in a public reply. It is dangerous and I do not want to ever feel bad about someone pranking you or harassing you, because you posted your # for the world to see.
Phone Calls...... I few times a week, I try to make phone calls to people. I get asked all the time, who do I pick for phone calls. I pick out someone who I see on my page frequently. Who is nice, genuine, polite and someone who is always doing something nice. Like tweeting on my behalf, or making a photo for me, or writing something very sweet to me. Or someone who is just really supportive. I notice those things and I will pick out a few people a few times a week to call.
Who I will not pick to call.... I will not pick people who say, "Call me" Or ask for me to call them repeatedly on my page. I see you and I see people all the time who are patient and genuine. I like to call as many people as I can. I really like to call people, because it connects me with you. A lot of times, you can not come and see me at a show or see me at a meet and greet. So it is my way of making a connection with you and letting you know I appreciate you. I never want to get to a point where it becomes too stressful, where I have to stop calling. And if I did call you, please let other people have their turn.
I, also do not give out my # so please do not ask for me to text you or to call you from my personal #. I just can not do that. So please understand that and respect that. I would really appreciate it. I honestly, appreciate all of you. It really makes me feel super excited that all of you have supported me so much. I am just like WOW! I can't believe it sometimes.
I promise that I will always do my best for you. I practice hard, I perform hard and I will always be dedicated to my fans, because I know without you, I am nothing. Just understand I am 14 years old. I like to do the same things you like to do. I love to hang out with my friends, go to the park, the movies. I like to shoot hoops and play my xBox. Just try to understand I am one person who does the best he can to respond to everyone.
I also have another way to reach me that is a little more personal and interactive. You can join me on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOfficialZackMontana Thank all of you so much for reading this and I look forward to tweeting with you soon! Follow your dreams