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#1 Christina B.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

Hey everyone! Irecently started a Twitter account. I'm new to this whole social media thing. Honestly, I don't really care how many Twitter followers I have. I just like the info I glean from other writers and chatting with the amazing people I've met here. But then I started wondering if maybe I should. Will it make me look bad to agents? Does it matter?

 

I have lost several followers because I didn't follow them back. Should I? Is that like an etiquette thing? Ugh! When did this happen? When did I get old?

 

Help. Please. 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

I follow most people back, but I do check out their Twitter feed first -- just to see what they're about. (I don't follow people who seem to be just selling something, or who tweet a lot of questionable things, for example). I've found that most of the people following me are other writers or those affiliated with writing in some way, so I don't mind following them back.

 

However, I have also "unfollowed" a few people who I initially followed -- mainly when they tweet "buy my book" tweets every other minute. I've been unfollowed plenty too -- I don't let that concern me. I figure they have their reasons to trim their twitter feed, and it probably isn't personal.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

 

 

However, I have also "unfollowed" a few people who I initially followed -- mainly when they tweet "buy my book" tweets every other minute. I've been unfollowed plenty too -- I don't let that concern me. I figure they have their reasons to trim their twitter feed, and it probably isn't personal.

Those are the exact situations that prompted my questions. Thanks!  Perfect advice - as always ;)


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

I'm still new to it myself, but I try to follow people back for the most part. I tend to do the same thing as Lucid, though. I'll check out their account and if they're posting stuff literally every 30 seconds, I probably won't follow them back. I can't stand having my feed spammed with constant babble, but something like Tweetdeck that could help with that problem. I haven't played around with it enough to really know for sure.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, I've run into a few who just fill my page with tweets. Mainly, I check people out before I follow 'em. But sometimes...I forget.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:50 PM

Thanks KC and Warrior. It's good to hear you all do the same thing.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:25 AM

You don’t have to follow everyone, all you have to do is to follow the good and genuine ones.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

I don't auto follow unless it's someone I know. If it's a stranger, I wait until they interact with a few times me before I think about following them. I mean a couple weeks worth of interaction, and then I look over their tweets and see how much they interact with other people compared to retweets and promos.  


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:48 AM

I used to follow back everyone who followed me.Then I just started getting too many Twitter followers and I couldn't keep up. Now I just wait to see if they interact with me or like a tweet or tweet at me or something and then I follow them.

 

Remember, you can also unfollow for whatever reason you please too. Most people won't take it personally. One shouldn't.


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