It’s Hard Work Looking for Who to Follow
Looking for people to follow on Twitter can take a lot of time. If you are anything like me, you are probably very strategic in finding who you want to follow. This takes time! You want someone who is sharing information that you find valuable or interesting, they might enjoy or have similar interests, but they might just be funny and their tweets make you laugh. Sometimes you follow people online just to get some good updated information or for a laugh, so you don’t really feel like you need to or want to connect with them.
Parodies are Online As Well
Have you seen some of the parody accounts on Twitter? There are a few of them, but here is one. Elizabeth Windsor A parody of the Queen, that really is all about reading the posts and sharing them. I’ve never seen someone tweeted back at or followed, but that is just that, a parody. You read it, you either enjoy it or don’t and you follow it.
Great Opportunities Should Push You to Connect
Moving away from parody accounts, we have others that we look for strategically to connect with for whatever reason, but being humans, we usually follow and don’t always interact as we should. Well, that is just lost opportunities. Interacting on Twitter, people have created new friendships, found jobs and found some great business partners. Have you ever connected with someone that you respect and they connected right back with you? I have. It’s great. I connected with authors of books that I was reading, I got to share comments with them, I connected with people working at companies that I would once want to work at and I’ve connected with people that I just generally respect.
Being Shy Won’t Help You
Even though we are on social media, there is one human instinct that most can’t control and that is being shy. We feel shy and not only shy, but we feel that we don’t want to put ourselves out there. Let me tell you one thing. If you are not putting yourselves out there in the online world to connect with someone that you want to, you are just missing out on opportunities. Just like applying for a job, we sometimes don’t want to send in our resume or CV for fear of being rejected. The same thing goes for almost anything else that we do.
Just Connect and See What Happens
We aren’t as visible on social media as we might think, so just like finding a job, you won’t get it, unless you express your interest. The point of this post isn’t to teach you a lesson, show you how to connect with someone on Twitter or give out tips on how to increasing your Twitter followers; I am sure that you already know all those. The point of it is to remind you of something you might be doing without putting much thought into it.
Wait For the Cheesy Ending
Don’t worry about the reaction that you might get when trying to connect with a friendly tweet to someone, just think about the reaction that you might not get if you don’t actively engage with that person. Who knows, there might be a great job waiting for you, a long-lasting business partnership or the best and cheesiest of them all, a friend.
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