For a person who only a few years ago couldn’t understand the purpose of Twitter, I’m pretty lost without it now. Its how I keep up with my friends, promote myself and my business, but most importantly its how I connect with other bloggers.
I’m always looking for new blogs to read and the way I find these is by broadening who I follow on Twitter. I try and follow at least 3 new accounts a day, or do at least one big follow spree a week, but I still screen my Twitter suggestions before I turn that button blue. So what makes me skip an account?
You don’t follow anyone back
You don’t have to follow me back if you don’t want, but if I see you’ve got 10K+ followers and you only follow about 200 people then that’s a bit of a turn off. Unless you’re a business, or a big influencer/celeb, I would expect you to have a better proportion of followers to following. Twitter is for interaction, not collecting numbers..
You’ve followed me at least three times
If you’re popping into my notifications as a new follower on a regular basis, I know what game you’re playing. If I didn’t follow you back the first time, there’s a reason, and your persistent game isn’t gonna help your case.
You’re under 18
I’ll admit this is me being a little bit superficial, but unless I know you quite well or am really drawn to your account for the content you post, I’m not gonna follow you. I don’t know if its because I went to an all girls secondary school or what, but it just makes me think twice.. Sorry!
I don’t know that you’re a blogger
This is about first impressions. I rarely click on profiles, and mainly just read your bio in the little pop up thingy, so if you don’t mention blogging or writing, how am I supposed to know? Loud and proud people, get that in your bio!
Your content doesn’t interest me
This is in no way meant in offence, but if you only post about topics that I’m not super into or aren’t relevant to me, then its nothing personal but I’m not gonna follow for the sake of following.
You’ve slipped through my radar
Maybe you’ve followed me on a busy day where I’ve skim-read my notifications, or I keep thinking I already follow you, but sometimes I’m not following you just because I’ve forgotten or haven’t noticed you! Chances are one day I’ll realise the error and we’ll become Twitter friends!
What are your Twitter turn-offs?