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#1 bigblackcat97

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:38 AM

OK seriously, Twitter is quite addicting. I hit up a #yalitchat last night and got about 10 followers out of the deal, at the same time, I lost my corporate backing. Tee hee. Victoria's Secret has stopped following me - seriously? Am I not sexy enough? Geez. A yarn store stopped following me too, which makes me think the two are conspiring against me.... or maybe not.

Anyway, it got me curious about tracking "Un" followers. There are services out there that can tell you who you lost, and when. So that's kind of interesting, if you can get a feel for what you're saying that is making people tune out.

Anyone have any recommendations on that count? Or am I being way to anal about this?

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#2 Darke

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:13 AM

I heard there is a program you can load that lets you know who un-followed you, but I don't know for sure. Personally, I don't care who un-follows me. I find, a lot of ppl follow you thinking you'll return the favour, and when you don't...

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#3 Justin Holley

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:34 AM

I like Twitter too, but I refuse to watch who dropped me and why--just too much tech stuff or me. But it seems my follows go in spurts, like last week I had 30 people follow me, now this week I've only had a couple. I have no idea why it would fluctuate so wildly.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

I wouldn't let it bother you. People follow with the hopes you'll follow back, and if you don't (or even if you do!) they then drop you. Some will follow and by the time you click on them to follow them back or check them out, they've already unfollowed. lol. I don't even keep track of my numbers any more. I figure unless they're leaving in droves, I'm ok. lol.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:05 AM

My approach is a lot like Cali's. I had a surge of followers when WriteAngleBlog launched last week, and a few more this week, but I've not even looked at my actual numbers since Saturday. I've never made a serious effort to try to gain followers. I have a couple hundred and it's been relatively stable for about a year (swinging between 185 to 210 when I think to look). I'd love to get more followers on my blog too, but there's a very clear connection between posting regularly and gaining followers. I've started lots of posts that I didn't make live, but that -- for some strange reason -- doesn't seem to attract people.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

Good feedback, thanks guys. I think I'm just smarting from that Victoria's Secret Unfollow. Oh! Burn!!

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#7 Angie Sandro

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

I finally caved and opened a twitter account last night (@AngieSandro I'd love to be a follower and be followed, although I kind of scared about the places I'll go.

Anyway, I know as writers we need to social network, but I really nervous about the whole posting part. I'm pretty reserved and posting my first twit (is that the right word) took three tries to get it right and almost gave me a panic attack.

Now, I'm finding out that if I'm too boring I can be unfollowed. Blerg.

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#8 bigblackcat97

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:44 AM

Oh Angie - fear not - we've got just the right thing for you:




This week we will be Twittercentric - we know there's a lot of interest in Twitter, but some fear as well. "What do I say? How do I set it up? What's a hashtag? That sounds illegal?"

The mods and other Twitter veteran members will be onhand in the chat room to answer basic Twitter questions, help you set up your account in real time, explain hashtags, and there might be a follow in it for you if your'e clever :)

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#9 M_Simkins

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

You know, Twitter is the strangest place. I tweet any fool thing that comes in to my head and I'm always surprised at the stuff that gets me followers. Not that I have an excessive number.

But I don't worry about being unfollowed. Unless I lost a big chunk of followers. I just try to play by a few simple rules: be nice, share the love, engage with other Twitterers (tweeters?). In other words, I try to be myself, but nicer. :wink:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:57 PM

engage with other Twitterers (tweeters?).


twits? :tongue:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

twits? :tongue:


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

I just try to play by a few simple rules: be nice, share the love, engage with other Twitterers (tweeters?). In other words, I try to be myself, but nicer. :wink:


I think that's the key right there. I hang out in several hashtags and I tend to reply to ppl who have questions or just stay something. Not those who are promoting themselves.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'm just myself on Twitter and I try to be at least funny and entertaining. If people unfollow me then that's their business. Personally I would rather think as little as possible about who is unfollowing me and why and just focus on my brand and my writing. Obsessing over that sort of shit always makes one feel terrible. There's really no point to it. There are always more random strangers out there who will randomly follow you in the vast interconnected ecosystem of Twitter.


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