I found the holy grail for getting followers… #follow4follow. The process was simple. I followed people then they followed me. If I didn’t follow them fast enough they unfollowed me.
I was promoting my simple blog, and I thought if I had a ton of followers then I would have a ton of clicks, likes, and shares.
One problem with that theory. I was dealing with people that wanted the same thing!
I did not care at all about who I was following, (unless it was dirty, they quickly got blocked) and they did not care about me.
Over the first year of my blog, despite having over 20,000 followers (which is slowly dwindling down since I don’t follow back) my top referring site was Google. Which means someone searched for a need that I addressed in one of my blogs. So they were looking for an answer.
The people on Twitter were looking for a buyer, and believe me… this guy was not it. I avoid getting sold. Why would I purchase your book about stock trading when I wrote my own book about stock trading?
The Funny Part
So this girl called me out for unfollowing her on Twitter. She then unfollowed me. Which is proof that she didn’t like me, she only wanted a number. Since I am a human, I decided to check her out and possibly re-follow since it obviously meant something to her. Her last 3 posts were thanking people for unfollowing her.
Then she liked her reply, and we moved on with life.
Facebook > Twitter
Aside from Google, I noticed a lot of my own personal friends visit my website from Facebook. The reason… We have to mutually agree there is a connection. So they are actually connected with me.
I have several friends who are also bloggers and vloggers. Sometimes there isn’t a connection there as far as content, but I do like them as a human being and will go check it out. Sometimes I do find a few hidden gems even if I am not completely 100% interested in their topic of choice.
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