Damn, I’ve checked my Twitter stats and I’m another 10 followers down this week. Doom. It’s an awful feeling, isn’t it?
What if I’ve done something to annoy someone? I thought that person was my friend. What if everyone hates me and wants me to die.
It’s can all get quite dramatic. Especially amongst us bloggers. We’re a right bunch of drama llamas, right?
But here’s how to not care if someone unfollows you.
Remember when you unfollowed someone.
Think back to the last few times you unfollowed someone. I’m not sure about you, but I can unfollow someone for many reasons. Usually stuff like:
- Retweeting stuff I don’t care about.
- Retweeting too much and spamming my feed.
- You’re a Twitter litterer.
- Person I have no connection with and can’t remember why I follow.
- Seems to always be involved in the latest drama.
- You’ve sent me an auto-DM.
See. It’s nothing personal. It’s literally just the push of a button. Highly driven by what mood I’m in.
Why do you want them anyway?
It’s much better to have 400 people on your feed that love your Tweets and want to follow you. It’s better to have 400 followers that interact with you than 4000 people that are just there for the sake of it. So let those that want to go go. It’s okay not to be loved by everyone. It’s okay if not everyone wants to read your Tweets.
It looks much better to have a smaller amount of followers that actually engage with you rather than loads that ignore you!
It’s probably not even about you.
It’s true. Many people do the whole follow/unfollow thing – chances are someone could have followed you and because you’ve not returned they favour, they’ve given you the cull. Or they could be trying to reduce the amount of traffic in their feed as they’re overwhelmed. Or they might want to unfollow some people to make their follow/unfollow ratio better, which makes them a dick. They might just think you’re a dick. Lolz, jokes. They probably don’t. Maybe.
IS IT REAL LIFE?
NO, IT IS NOT. It is the internet. Most of these people are people you have never met and probably won’t ever meet. You might not even live in the same country. It’s a bit silly to care so much about what people you don’t know think. They have no real idea who you are so maybe you need a night out at the pub with your friends if you’re putting too much focus on social media follows
In short, it might hurt your feelings if someone has done the dirty on you – but you have to remember that it’s just a social media website. In the scheme of things, it’s not that important.