Twitter for Beginners – Part 5
Al Gore vs. Glenn Beck
Addams Family vs. Munsters
UT vs. OU
Polarizing. Hate filled feuds. Lightning rods. Cause for strife in families and grounds for separation.
But nowhere near as controversial as the Twitter #FollowFriday (or #FF) “list” versus “one line description” debate.
Follow Friday is a way to promote the people you follow to your followers. Sounds nice doesn’t it? Be careful, lines are drawn and passion runs deep regarding the protocol of #FollowFriday.
Many people will send out a list. I actually find the list very helpful. If I like reading the tweets of the person making the recommendation, chances are I’ll like the folks they’re following. It’s convenient to have 4 or 5 recommendations in one place. Here an example of a “list” that I sent out recently:
#FollowFriday @tracetv @HowellMarketing @sharonmostyn @clarkhaley @joecostantino @ducttape
Every Friday, when the #FollowFriday lists (like the one above) begin hitting the Twitter, the proponents of the “one line description” will send one over the bow, along the lines of “give a brief reason to follow, so much more helpful.” And, I agree. In fact, the people who send out the descriptions can be downright poetic in their #FollowFriday tweets. I’ve also sent out the “reason to follow” variety of #FollowFriday tweet as well:
So, I’m a weird Tweep. I like both. And because there’s a part of me that doesn’t like being told what to do (especially when it involves helping somebody else out), I stubbornly continue to Tweet both varieties of #FollowFriday exhortations.
Maybe that’s why my followers aren’t increasing… 😉
Twitter for Beginners – Part 1 http://is.gd/aX1a7
Twitter for Beginners – Part 2 http://is.gd/aX1kh
Twitter for Beginners – Part 3 http://is.gd/aX1xY
Twitter for Beginners – Part 4 http://is.gd/aX2bu
Twitter for Beginners – Part 6 http://is.gd/bagLx