But I'm Happy You're no Longer Part of my Crew
I remember when every new follower made me feel like a kid in a candy store. I’d quickly jump on my phone to see who this mysterious person was and quickly follow them back. Then, there were those times when that one follower was some weirdo with no profile and had tons of skankoid posts that I wanted no part of.
As my network began to grow more quickly, I made sure to pick and choose my ideal “candidates” for my profile. Yes, I do consider some of these connections candidates. Some of them I’ll even call my secret mentors and there are those handful of peeps that just post some pretty nifty stuff that I find beneficial to my own network. I’d rather have 10 really awesome followers than 100 weirdo’s that make me feel icky. I won’t lie, it used to really sting when I would lose one of my followers, it was like getting stabbed in the back. I didn’t get why my numbers were dropping, I was pretty sure what I was sharing and posting were just what my followers liked. I needed to find out who these people were, then one day I came across this app call justunfollow. Boy was I happy I did because I was able to see who these so called “followers” were that were dropping off my list. Low and behold, I was losing all those icky followers and spammers I wanted no part of.
There was a time when social media was all about how many more followers you could have than you good ol’ nemesis Sandy down the block. Those days are long gone! It’s all about quality vs. quantity, those super 10 followers are the ones you want to really impress. They’re the ones who are going to keep you writing, keep you growing and make you feel like you’re one of the most important people (or businesses) out there. And these “candidates” I speak of, well those are the guys who don’t necessarily share the same interests but they’re one of those people you want to follow, impress and win over. There’s a good chance they could be your next client. So be sure to watch other threads with questions or comments that you could possible answer and win them over.