Last week, we talked about why followers aren’t always important. Now it’s time to talk about why you really shouldn’t care about followers on Twitter and Instagram. And boy, this one is going to be an interesting one.There are two types of followers on these social media outlets: wannabes and fakes. I’ll be letting you know about both because frankly, both piss me off. In order to properly talk about this, let’s go to the cleanest street corner on the internet. Welcome to “Social Media Corner!”
Before I get started, let’s go over something real quick. I highly believe that Twitter and Instagram are the most important platform to use if you are looking to extend your social media reach. They are extremely more popular than the other platforms in the social media game. These are where you need to step up your social media game. They keep it short and sweet and to the point. They also make it more personal when you connect with people.
There are people who will follow you just to get you to follow them back. It’s pretty much a one night stand. A one night follow, if you will. You have a meaningless following and then after it all said and done, they unfollow you and leave you following them like it was nothing. I’ve never understood the reasoning for this. If you follow someone, that means you are interested in what they are saying or doing. Why would you follow someone just to get a follow? Isn’t more rewarding to have people follow for your content? It’s pointless, and also very rude. If you are going to follow someone and they follow you back, then at least continue to follow them. It’s the polite thing to do. If you weren’t going to follow them long-term, then don’t do it. This is only to get their follow count up. These are the wannabes. They just want to get the follower count up just to be “famous on Twitter/Instagram.”
There are also fake accounts. They just follow a bunch of people just because. They are usually posting pornographic links, which is trying to corrupt your computer to steal private information. These usually only last a day before they get caught and quickly deleted. This one isn’t as complicated as the wannabes. They are still as annoying though. They led people into thinking they are getting more followers only to find out that it’s a lie.
If you see that your followers are starting to decrease, don’t freak out. It could one of the two people mentioned above. I make a real to only follow people who a verified or I enjoy their content. People that are verified are less likely to give you a one night follow. While gaining followers is amazing, don’t let that influence your content to where you aren’t proud of it. If people liked your content to follow you, they will continue to follow you.
Just remember not to worry and if they follow, followers will come….oh, that is horrible. Let’s just end it now.
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