I’ve tried something strange with my Twitter account. For the past year or so, I’ve been following people like crazy and then auto-following back in a quest to gain more followers.
A few days ago I realized this is madness. Those thousands of ‘followers’ I’ve gained have not bothered to reply even one of my tweets.
I can hardly read anything useful on my Twitter timeline. It’s like 99.9% of them are spam, and I had to resort to using lists.
I realize now that I need to stop. So from now onwards I am starting to purge my Twitter account.
I am unfollowing those who:
- Have inactive accounts
- Have accounts without profile pics (indicator of spammer account)
- Tweet in foreign languages (what’s the point if I can’t understand?)
- Tweet exclusively in inspirational quotes / links to products / promotions
- Tweet non-family friendly content such as expletives or adult content
I don’t want to get blacklisted or something so I’m spreading out my unfollow activity over a few days.
I realize I may accidentally unfollow some dear readers of this blog because I’m using a 3rd party tool to ‘mass unfollow’.
Please let me know (either in comments below or tweeting @adinochang) and I’ll re-follow you.
Why Am I Doing This?
I feel I haven’t been getting the full ‘Twitter’ experience.
My objective is to pare down my Twitter feed to the essentials, and hopefully I can interact and discuss more with everyone.
I’m trying to be more ‘chatty’ which is something against my nature.
I suppose my twitter followers count will plummet, but I don’t really bother any more. That obsession is a thing of the past.
Wait There’s More
I have started a second Twitter account to talk about work-related stuff. The account is @AdinoDev and you can follow that if you’re interested in discussing about software development and management stuff.
Otherwise I do hope we connect at my @adinochang account.