Today I want to talk about a subject that can be a bit controversial. The follow for follow, a very popular way of growing your numbers on Twitter and Instagram, and why I don’t do it.
(I want to say that I have no problem with people who do it, and I know that it works wonders for some people. This is just my views and explanation on why I don’t do it)
When I see people who have 10.000 followers and follow 10.000 people, there’s always a few things coming to mind. Of which the first one always is that their feed must be filled with so much “noise”.
With noise I mean things that honestly doesn’t hold their interest.
When I get a new follower, I always always go to their profile and read it. I look at their content to see if it holds my interest, and then decide if I want to follow back.
Sometimes they just don’t share interests with me at all, but sometimes I find they are homophobic, overly religious or just nasty people, and I have no interest in following people like that and have them show up in my friend list or my feed.
I try very hard to make sure that my feed is filled with things that holds my interest and/or brings me joy. This also means that I do unfollow people if they start posting content that either just is too far from my interests or start to show a side I can’t agree with.
And I honestly hope people do the same with me. I would rather have that my audience enjoys what I post than ignore it and scroll on. And with that, have you showed the people you follow some love today?
Do you follow for follow or not, and why? Let me know in the comments