Sunday, February 28, 2010

6 Reasons Why I Want To Follow You On Twitter

Twitter can be somewhat narcissistic. People want to tell me about themselves. That’s fine. But that’s not why I follow you. I don’t want to know what kind of ice cream you just picked up, or that you are “sitting on my lawn chair”. Those are occasionally fun facts but I want more from you. Here are the top 10 Reason I want to follow you in no particular order

Challenge Me. Say something interesting that perks my ears up like a hound hunting for fox. I am on the hunt of something interesting, i am sniffing for a scent of irregular and I am listening for the snap of that twig that tells me you are off the path of average.

Educate Me- Teach me something about what you do. Why is what you do
important? Why should I listen to you? Social Network tweeters are great because they are teaching me about a medium I am using and how to get better at it.

Lead Me- Send me links. Where do you want me to go? What do you want me to discover?

Inspire Me- Give me quotes, sayings, etc. Pictures or Art that say something

Encourage Me- If I tweet and you see I am down or facing a challenge, let me know you are praying me.

Connect With Me- I am not shocked anymore by people. We are creatures of habit and we are generally selfish. We do social networking, follow a bunch of people and get them to follow us and never connect with any of them. We become tribal leaders and then abandon those who give us their trust. Send me a DM, introduce yourself, the least you can do is say, “thanks for following”.

Sadly, we don’t want to de-friend or un-follow anyone because we think it will be rude. Jesus said, “The poor you shall always have with you.” No matter how many followers you have there will be those who waste your time, your brain space, and your twitter lists. Follow these steps the bet you can and I will most likely follow you. Break them..... well, let’s just say their are other tweets in the sea :)