No, I am not new to Twitter and should have learnt it a very long time ago, but I didn’t. To me Twitter seemed far too fast moving and I simply couldn’t work it out, but that has all changed.
Gaining followers is very hard when starting out, but with time and perseverance, that can change. It takes effort, but it’s worth it and not just from a business angle, but from a personal perspective.
Twitter is somewhere I can take a break and mingle with my art friends simply chatting about day to day life events, things that we love, things we don’t love and lots of laughs in between.
So what to do for business when you’re just starting out? What gets me following you? What gets me to not follow you? What gets me to block you? Yes, that terrible word “block”. What gets people following me?
Getting me to follow you :
: I always follow back when I see a lively twitter profile with a decent profile picture and a fair amount of tweets and followers.
Getting me to not follow you :
: Either the subject you represent is of no interest to me whatsoever [this is rare], or you barely follow anyone else. This signifies a Tweeter who is interested in getting someone to follow them and as soon as they gain their new follower they unfollow. Not nice. Learn to play nice.
: Tacky profile pictures. I’m no prude but there is no way I am supporting what borders on the lewd with tongue hanging out and all else. Ewww!
: Tweeting only your own wares without any interaction or interest in anyone else. I say pay it forward; share. It comes back to you – ever hear of Karma?
What gets me to put the almighty block on you? :
: Spamming me by way of DM’s.
: DM’s that offer me your latest nekkid image. You’d be surprised what I’m offered.
: Refollowing me after I unfollowed you for fake following me to get your numbers up. What do you want? Quality or quantity? I’ll take quality.
What gets people to follow me? :
: I don’t know. Seriously! : I’m friendly. : I’m just myself. : I’m interested in others. : I enjoy the interactions with others. I am not Tweeting just for me.
The next time you load up your auto-poster, stop and think if people are seeing the same old things over and over again and are simply bored that you are nothing but someone who seeks the almighty $ without any personality behind it.
I don’t mean to sound hard, it is just what it is. The world is not so different from the old times we read about – share and share alike. Not only will you gain followers but you will also make friends, and sometimes, that is more important!
Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Tweeting!
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