When Ricky Nelson sang that song, I Will Follow You, in 1963, he had no clue that it would become the social media requirement of today. Of course, back then the internet hadn’t been invented yet, let alone social media. Now, the name of the game is follow me back. You follow me. I follow you. You unfollow me, I unfollow you. Easy, right? Not so much.
Once a week I use a website that tells me who followed me on Twitter and who unfollowed me. It takes about 30 minutes to do. Those who followed me, I follow back. But, there are a lot, A LOT, of people out there who follow others just to have the numbers. Once they get them, they turn around and unfollow them. That’s just rude. So, I take the time to unfollow them and then laugh when they follow me again trying to get that number back. Too late. You had your chance, buddy.
Now, Facebook is a lot easier. People follow me on Facebook because they’re actually interested in my posts. They’re not after racking up the numbers. It’s the same with my blog. (Which you can totally follow by clicking on the Follow Me! at the top right-hand corner of this post. *wink*)
You follow me, I’ll follow you as a way to thank you for following me. It’s all about respect, people. Not how many numbers you have.
P.S. Don’t get me wrong, I love Twitter, just frustrated by the number counters.