Alright. Debatably, straight to the point but I have the “Tangential Gene” (aka ADD.)
I fail to understand why people who seem to Follow me on Twitter actually don’t–when they said they were–in an email. It can also happen when I go to the standard version of Twitter on my computer. There, I can see an amalgam of people who were in email notices, or just somehow jumped on me. Okay. Fine.
I found that a real PITA at first. Especially when I hadn’t been online for a long time. I also carry the “Responsibility Gene” (aka PTSD.) I feel extremely guilty for making people have to wait. It’s even worse when it could be something important. I’ll want to slit my throat if I know it’s important and I get to it for whatever reason.
Are Twitter Follows important? That’s on the little piece of paper from my Fortune Cookie.
From what I’ve written above, it almost sounds like I live and die by them. But aren’t there others who are (or become) so busy or life-interrupted, or anything-interrupted, they can’t get back to Twitter immediately like me?
Also this is only regarding “me.” Why people do this on Twitter to “me.” Although, you might have experienced it too.
First, some Stats:
Of course these numbers will be subject to change after the date of this post.
My Twitter Follows: 1,358.
My My Twitter Followers: 1,106.
My Blog Followers Shown on Front/Index Page: 283,657
I cannot comment on my Blogroll, but there are A LOT of blogs there that need to be removed. They could be pronounced, “Time of Death Called, (pick any ancient time.) Cause: Death by No More Writing!”
Here’s another big one! My Stats for Page Views (I won’t dig for times, specific pages.) This is really hard as I have to make a huge estimate. I could say literally mid-hundreds to 400. Realistically? Let’s go with about 100-200. My Blog has been up 7.5 yrs.
These numbers are important to what I have to say about this subject. I already know it’s all due to Viral App bullshit, but “why me?” Those numbers are REALLY SMALL as far as so many other people’s Blogs!
Here’s and example:
I get an invite to someone who is a NEW Follower of mine. I check them out and they have 27.3K people they are Following. In return, 53.5K other people are Following them.
While checking them out, I see they are not Following me–despite their invite. Are they looking for some kind of “Reach?” People, look at all of my numbers above! If “Reach” is what they want, I don’t think they’ll get much here.
I also find it kind of “rude” if the person and I have shared interests.
So what if you’re Following 64.9K people? Is one more really going to make a difference? Especially when YOU contacted me in the first place?
And this is just classic! They send you a DM thanking you for Following them. Problem! You can’t say “you’re welcome!” They’re not Following You!!!
I will admit I do have some Heavy Hitters Following me on Twitter. A member of the actual Kennedy Family! One member of three Professional Psychiatrists that run a massive blog (and more) for Mental Health. Oh, she’s gone now! *laughing* Unfollow, Follow. The same with the others. They are the “Masterminds” behind “Shrink Rap.”
There are more medical ones for sure. Oh, boy. I know there are definitely others related to my other interests. My primary interest of almost having my brain stuck in a Vat of Neurology and Psychiatry. *laughing* But for it? Still not that much for “Reach” for a lot of these people. I still don’t think so.
Personally I don’t say that much on Twitter. Maybe personal chat, I used to act like a total idiot, so maybe that will start up again. Something might come out of me to generate a Follower? Okay, I’ll admit to a bit of that. Some Heavy Hitters out of a VERY small Following.
I generally use Twitter as a vehicle for my Blog Posts. I ALSO have Twitter Followers that subscribe to my Blog in that format. Posts via Twitter, definitely! A tiny bit of a Stream where something pops up? Referrals? But I’M SO TINY!!!
Now, for all you really popular and “Heavy Hitters?” Please don’t let this Post make ANY OF YOU stop coming to me for a Twitter Follow! PLEASE!!! That is not what this Post is about either! It’s more a question of why? Again, “why me.” If you liked my content, why not Follow me back?
If you have 1,000,000K Followers, and 2K you’re Following? 200 you are Following? Still come to me on Twitter!!!
Even if you don’t like me so much, or you’re trying to get to other people through me? Hey! That’s just it! I probably answered my own Post (or part of it?)
Now? It doesn’t even matter. Again, if you’re not really into my content, I still might really like yours. Then, I’ll Follow you back.
I’d still like you to Follow me though. It could lead to some really great things.
Quantum Physics will pretty much kick the ball off after you do Follow me. And hopefully in the right way. But ya gotta give it a try.
POSTSCRIPT: Now watch me never get any Twitter Followers EVER.AGAIN.