I’m Coming Clean Now
It’s a trick of the numbers — more coming than going out. Most people don’t know. I’ve managed to keep it quiet, but folks are going to find out. Google has my gmail notifications. Twitter could have my data somewhere on file — can’t count on a fail. Someone like that reporter who found out that Dan Lyons was the fake Steve Jobs could break the story. So I might as well come clean now.
People unfollow me on Twitter.
[Excuse for a minute while regain my demeanor.]
People unfollow me. I glad you know. It happens every day and sometimes I know why they do.
- Some didn’t want to follow me from the start. They just wanted me to follow them. Every day someone unfollow me as soon as I follow back.
- Some unfollow me because I don’t talk about what’s interesting to them. That’s got to be it because I look what they talk about and nothing say matches their Twitter stream.
- Some unfollow me because I talk too much. I found that out from a good friend who said, “Love you, babe, but my stream is too small, and you overpower it.”
- One unfollowed me because she didn’t like who I was talking to. She told me she did.
- Another unfollowed me because he misunderstood a comment I left on his blog. Somehow whatever I said to explain it just made the situation worse.
- Some unfollow because Twitter lost the connection. We usually figure that out.
I don’t “get” all the reasons people have for why they follow and unfollow folks. I suspect that some are as irrational as the reasons we buy things, sell things, and marry the people we do. Contrary to urban legend I don’t know anyone who’s died of “unfollow embarrassment.” For me, the conversation gets better the more I know who I’m talking to.
Got any ideas about why people unfollow the people they do?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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