Follow Friday revisited

At it’s core, #followfriday is a great show of solidarity in the Twitter-sphere and I think in the past it used to be a great resource for connecting with new tweeps.

Fast forward to last Friday and this is what most #ff tweets look like:

#ff @awesometweet @someguy @myhomie @billy @rerun @obama @moartweets @lazerdab @techblog @blahblahblah

This gives me no¬†compelling¬†reason to follow any of these people. I’m guilty of it just as much as the next person.

Last Friday I decided to make a change and actually make a change in my #followfriday behavior. I started by caring.

Who gets a Follow Friday tweet?

I scroll through my mentions column in Tweedeck and look for people who have engaged me this last week. That’s rule number one for me; you don’t get #ff love unless you are a two way communicator.

The formula

#ff –> @tweep [something they are] + [something they do]

Try to say two things in the #ff tweet; what they do and who they are. This gives your followers some real insight into them. They might act on the #ff because they have common ground vocationally or they like what you tweeted about their personality.


“#ff –> @tweep¬†music lover and a cooking guru”

It’s a little thing…but it might make a big difference.

3 thoughts on “Follow Friday revisited

    1. AmandaSims

      @m_vince Love the #FF post. SO true. Empty recommendations are no recommendations at all.

      December 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm
  1. yes yes yes and YES! thank you! the never-ending barrage of useless #FF tweets drives me up the wall!!! i wish everyone tweeted with your formula…

    January 4, 2011 at 8:54 am

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