Follow Everyday

If you are a regular participant on Twitter, you know all about #FollowFriday. The day a lot of Twitter users recommend people that others should follow.For the past several months, I have chosen a different route: I recommend people to others when I think its appropriate, plus I use a page on my site to recommend friends and colleagues that people should follow and get to know via Tweets and conversations. Click on the Follow Everyday page; connect and engage with these professionals.  You will be glad you did!That’s what I say; what are your thoughts?

Comments

  1. John Lusher says:

    Thank you Jason, I appreciate your comments! True, personal recommendations are much more meaningful and useful than the bulk listing of names.

  2. Hi John,Well said. I feel it is worthwhile recommending someone to friends and colleagues whenever it is warranted. Why wait for a Friday? I feel recommending good people to follow and connect with is always worth it anytime of the week.

  3. John Lusher says:

    Very true Rob; always make recommendations when you can; do not wait on a specific day!!

  4. Matches Malone says:

    I do believe #FF has outlived its practical usefulness. However, I don’t think the movement to shut it down entirely will succeed. My involvement with attempting to gain more followers via #FF has effectively ended, and as a result, my follower count has plateaued. I’m ok with this, as it’s all part of, The Experiment.

  5. @louisvillebobby says:

    Hi John,I agree with your twitter follow recommending method. I often do the #FF thing but I think after reading your post, I will recommend when I feel it is warranted. Honestly, the individual mentions of a tweeter has more meaning than the #FF list of many names grouped together. Good blog post. Glad I’m following.

  6. John Lusher says:

    Hello Bobby,Thank you for the comments; I am glad you are following too! I believe #FollowFriday is a terrific concept that has gotten out of hand. Genuine recommendations, any day of the week, is my preferred method for promoting others. Thank you again!

  7. John Lusher says:

    Thanks for the comments! Not concerned with shutting down #FF, but believe genuine recommendations are better. Keep experimenting!

  8. Jason Cercone says:

    Great insight John. I believe recommending someone when its appropriate is far more effective than waiting for #FollowFriday. That one mention singles a person out for the remarkable reasons that define why you’re recommending them. They’ll appreciate your recommendation a lot more because it could generate more followers, it’s more personal, and shows you’re truly paying attention to what they’re creating.

  9. John Lusher says:

    Thank you Jason, I appreciate your comments! True, personal recommendations are much more meaningful and useful than the bulk listing of names.

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