There is a simple reason I decide to follow those I follow on Twitter they share what interest me. Simples. Currently, those are people that are involved in Technology and Music in one form or the other. I DO NOT follow people as a form of compensation for following me. If I did, all I will be seeing would be people retweeting what i have already Tweeted. That would defeat the main purpose of Twitter, for me.
Interestingly, there are people I follow then unfollow. For instance, when I temporarily quit speaking about politics, I unfollowed Omojuwa, El Rufai etc and at one point SeyiTaylor because they were making me discover what I did not want to discover. Politics, especially Nigerian politics. Unfollowing is nothing personal it makes no statement. For me, it just states that because of the limited space on my Twitter feed, there are other stories I rather discover. For now
Team Follow Back
They are the reason I am writing this post. I got two orders early this morning. I thought they read Kathleen’s excellent post “Follow Back or Else.
‘ ff bak’ really get to me for several reasons. The poor spelling, the audacity of the order, and more importantly. the disregard for the meaning of #FF which is the abbreviation of #FollowFriday. From the search, you will notice that ‘ff bak’ phrase is a Nigerian phenomenon
In the early days of Twitter, it was the custom to RECOMMEND people you thought were interesting for your followers to follow NOT having people order you to listen to what they had to say.
How to get people follow you on Twitter
The easiest way to get people to follow you on Twitter is to write stuff. If it is cool or funny, you will be retweeted. People the follow those that RT you will follow you to get to the source.
Another way is to blog. Even for a post like this that is rather useless, there are people that will follow me because of any reason of theirs. e.g “This guy na real dodoyor. Let me follow him so I can be laughing at the nonsense he writes”
Some people post naked pictures of themselves. 😉
Or start a movement. Say.. #TurnOnThelight
The Team Follow Back Police
@SeyiTaylor is their police. If anyone orders you to follow them, just let him know and he will deal with it in a decisive manner.
This is just Twitter, a website. Nothing serious. Treat as such. Same with this post 🙂