Twitter – Keep or Release (Diva Rants)

In today’s Diva Rants, let’s discuss followings on Twitter.  Like thousands of other folks, I enjoy Twitter.  I love to interact with people that I most likely would not meet face-to-face.  I enjoy hearing about their lives, their children, their pets, and their businesses.  I enjoy learning from my friends on Twitter.

Likewise, I enjoy sharing my life and my businesses with my Twitter followers.  I have quality things to share with others and have made many wonderful connections.

With that being said, I’ve just learned of a site where you can find out who is and is not following you. (http://dossy.org/twitter/karma)

Boy, what an eye-opener! It was rather interesting to find that people whom I’ve grown to respect are not reciprocating the following.  I find this to be utterly RUDE! Why should I spend MY time reading that you’re drinking coffee or playing with your dog when I’m doing the same thing and you haven’t given me the courtesy to share my doings?

Well, my time is just as valuable as the next gals, so I’ve decided to “release” those who are not following me in return. That way, when spending 2-3 hours reading other peoples Tweets, some valuable and others just gibberish, at least I will know that my Tweets are getting equal exposure.

And that’s today’s Diva Rants!

Until next time…wear your heels well,

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P.S. Would love to hear your rants about this topic! Be sure to leave a comment.

Oh yeah, one more thing…follow me on Twitter!

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4 Comments

  1. i think that sometimes followers and followees get lost in the mix. i try to follow most people back but it may not always work that way because i may overlook someone. it’s not an intentional slight–i’m just pretty busy most days and may have forgotten to check… there are people who do not follow me that i follow and i don’t worry about it. and….i unfollow anyone who magpies or just lists shop links one right after another…i think most people on twitter are trying to get the hang of it. i hope no one means to be insulting!

    • Thank you, Mary, for taking the time to comment on my blog.

      At one time, I felt the same way you do. People get busy. I completely understand that. On average, I work 80 hours a week on my businesses. Therefore, I made an appoint to sign up for auto following of my followers for the simple reason that I want to know what they are doing.

      Twitter is a relationship building tool, that’s the whole concept of social networking. If it’s a one-way street, then there’s no relationship.

      I value my followers! I want to learn them. I want to hear what they have to say. Likewise, the same respect should be given back.

      Regarding Magpie, I signed up for Magpie simply because one of my radio listeners asked me to do a review on it. For me to give her my honest opinion, I need to know the product.

      I, personally, do not mind people advertising their products so long as they are involved in other ways. Like you, I don’t want to only read about a latest ebook or whatever. Let’s be friends and most likely I’ll eventually buy from you.

      In fact, 90% of my Christmas shopping was done through friends that I met online. I love supporting my friends and that’s what I did for Christmas gifts. I’m happy to report that everything I ordered arrived on time and the quality was exceptional!

      Thanks again for your comment. Have a wonderfully blessed 2009!

      Kelli

  2. I totally agree Kelli! It is amazing how many people don’t return the favor after you follow them for awhile. I am doing some tweet-cleaning today too.

    My Diva Rant for today: Although I am excited about the ShortyAwards and have nominated some people, all the tweets are overbearing. I have to scroll very far just to read what my friends are tweeting. Here’s to hoping it is a once-a-year event.

    • Great rant!! The ShortyAwards are getting a bit annoying. 🙂


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