Follow Me, or Not
(WordPress was doing some funky things, and my post wasn’t showing. I’ve reposted, and hopefully it’s working now.)
So I was sitting at my computer Saturday morning—less than 24 hours before my blog post was scheduled—and I didn’t have any idea what to write. It’s been busy this week, getting into the school routine and organizing a garage sale at my house. (This is the last one I’m holding… perhaps forever.) I checked Google Reader for new blog posts and saw one I hadn’t read yet from this week, so I went to Mark Koopmans blog, Aloha! Mark Koopmans Says Hi fro HI and read his IWSG: Are you unfollowing to me post. And voila. I knew what to write about.
Mark wrote about being unfollowed by people on Twitter. Did you know there’s a website that will tell you who unfollows you? I didn’t. (Go to his site to get the link, I was too lazy to add it here.)
That got me thinking, maybe I should go clean up my Twitter account. I’m one of those people choosy people, I guess. I went through the list of people I follow, and I know about 95% of them from reading their blogs, or have some other connection to them. Not always just because they followed me.
I hate my Twitter feed getting filled up with people I don’t care about. (I hope that doesn’t come off as snobby.) And I don’t follow many celebrities/entertainment feeds either. The vast majority are writers, agent-types, and a few other friends.
So I figured it’s time to go through the people who follow me and see who I want to follow. Check out their blogs and see if I’m interested, and maybe I can get to that this week. I’m sure in the end, I’ll add a few more.
My low numbers are just fine with me. Maybe when I become a published author, I might feel differently because it might be a way to connect with readers. But I’m not there now. So I’ll stick with my low numbers.
What’s your Twitter style? Do you follow anyone who follows you? Or do you look for more of a connection? Do you periodically go through and clean up your Twitter account?