When someone sees my twitter account, they are typically impressed at the number of followers I have. Although to me, it doesn’t seem like enough. I am trying to get more and more every day. Here is how I did it… and how I am getting more by the minute.
Well, first off let me just say do you remember my Follow 4 Follow doesn’t work article? I have some great news. It still doesn’t work. I use the principles to gain followers, but rather than laser focus, you really are taking a shotgun approach to marketing your blog.
I will explain all of that later, but here are the facts that you need to know to gain 26,000 followers.
Be Awesome at Twitter
If you are going to suck at Twitter, then you aren’t going to get followers. First, learn how to hashtag. Don’t be a goober about hashtagging either. If your hashtag is completely unique, you might as well not even use it. A hashtag is a searchable index… no one searches for #mynameisdrewandiamawesome. So don’t use it.
Lurking is not for Twitter
People don’t follow you unless you post. So if you just follow a bunch of celebrities and ex-girlfriends… you aren’t going to gain any followers. If you want to lurk, go to Instagram or Facebook.
You should also talk to people…. in front of other people. When you mention someone, that add a hashtag, others get to experience your awesomeness. It isn’t confined to you or your wall. EVERYONE can see it.
Follow 4 Follow
If you aren’t awesome… don’t even attempt it, because it won’t work. Here is the deal. For those that don’t know, when someone follows you, you follow them back, rinse and repeat. That is how this whole process works. You can get exponential growth. However, this growth is at a cost. People that take advantage of this are trying to market to you. This is a problem because you are wanting people to see you right, but they are trying to post about them.
Here is how to end the conflict….. Be awesomer!
If your “pitch” is great, real people will follow you for you.
When I wrote my original article on the matter, I didn’t realize how bad I sucked. I had a blog that had 3 posts and people were just way cooler than me. Now, I am established, and awesomer!
Stay tuned for me to write how to become the most annoying man on Linkedin!
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