More twitter followers = people making more money. Or so I’d thought. I am currently reading twitter marketing for dummies by @ twitmrkting , (Kyle Lacy). It’s interesting stuff.
I’m particularly into the bit on why I shouldn’t be doing an auto DM when I get a new follower. It reminded me of the point of twitter, to have relationships with people, not just send them auto stuff that could be perceived as spam. I thought people would think me smarter, more efficient if I sent them an auto DM to say hello. So that’s a lesson learnt.
Anyway, I digress. He also writes about why you should grow your numbers organically. So there’s me, with 370 followers at the moment, worried that I don’t have thousands, and thinking, “how do I get thousands?”.
What I learnt recently, from a national brand, was that they had checked my twitter and the people who follow me, and that they thought it was good quality stuff, with really good connections and that they *liked* my not having thousands of followers. Huh?? That confused me entirely. So back it was to Kyle and the good book.
What worried me this morning, was thinking I’d lost 20 followers over the weekend. Why did that happen? Well, it didn’t, but I was looking at my iphone and the twitter status was showing old followers and hadn’t updated recently. Lessons learnt there then: 1. to work out twitter on iphone is not updating, and 2. to check two sources before panicking. The third lesson, was that I really should consider using the app/programme/software that tells me who has left and when, so that I can see if it’s something that I write, that alienates people.
Do you have a charity or baby, toddler or family related product? Are you doing marketing or PR for it on twitter? Do you feel like you are waiting to be the next big discovery on twitter? What do you think about the whole quality vs quantity thing?
Would be interested to hear your thoughts on this one.
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