ho Are The Best People to Follow on Twitter?
Interesting question, isn’t it? How would you go about answering that? Is there a “must follow” group of people for everyone? I don’t think so, I believe that there isn’t a “one suit all” answer to that question.
Choosing who to follow on Twitter is actually a tough job. Much more tougher than it seems at first glance. You can’t follow just anyone anymore since Twitter has become sort of a SPAM machine lately.
Whoever you choose to follow on Twitter has to at least fit a basic criteria of “NOT A SPAMMER”, right? So, there you go, rule #1: Do Not Follow Spammers. How do you know if the person is a spammer? Just check out his “Tweet List” and see what kind “140 character shootout” he participates in.
What if Someone Follows You, Should You Follow Him Back?
Again, it depends. It depends on whoever this person is and why he chose to follow you on Twitter in the first place. If you don’t have a massive following on Twitter yet, than you will have no problem sending him a message and asking, but if you do – just install a desktop client to help sort this mess up.
Personally I used to follow people on Twitter so they follow me back. I called it “The Twitter Effect” and I used it to grow my following by 1034 followers in 7 days time.
I achieved a major following, but there was a downside to this: I had no clue who those people were and frankly, I didn’t care either. It resulted in me manually unfollowing a bunch of people (about 700-900) in order to clean up all the useless SPAMers and Promoters who were using Twitter the wrong way.
Since then I have been growing my twitter following by using the Law of Attraction and the power of Relationships. People choose to follow me because I give value which brings me to the next criteria.
Follow Those Who Give Value
Twitter is a great tool for giving value (and acquiring it). People are finally catching up with the point of Twitter. It is a great tool to share a blog post, news, videos, jokes, quotes and a bunch of other VALUABLE stuff with your followers.
Twitter wasn’t created for marketing, promotion or boosting sales. Twitter was created for increasing the viral power of Web 2.0. Twitter was designed to easily share and give value to your followers. I love Twitter and truly appreciate it’s viral power, but I NEVER allow myself to abuse it.
Twitter can be an awesometastic tool for sharing and interacting, but many just don’t get it and try to leverage it for all the wrong reasons.
Bottom Line: Follow The Value
The bottom line is this: follow only those who give value. Follow those who genuinely enjoy tweeting and don’t abuse it. Follow those who can make your life better in some way. It can be by tweeting a joke so you can laugh as well as those who will provide a motivational quote to help you keep going when times are tough. Follow those who GIVE, but don’t forget to GIVE BACK!