Tidying Up My Twitter Account

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.Β 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.




3 thoughts on “Tidying Up My Twitter Account”

  1. Yeah that’s the right way!
    I basically follow only those that I’m interested in hence my low followers count. Haha

    Adino: I feel it’s more important who have followers who you can interact with, instead of followers who are not even interested in what you have to say right?

  2. My Twitter account is DORMANT πŸ™‚ My last tweet was way back in 2009, from the labour suite!

    Adino: That’s a long time! Is the account still accessible?

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