In December, I was reading through my Twitter feed. I reached a point where I was “Why do I even follow this person? Or this person? Who the heck is this?”
At that point, I realized something. Over half my list were just people I followed back (something I do only 75% if the time). And these people never had anything to say that spoke to me and they didn’t care about anything I said. We were nothing more than notches on each other’s bedposts.
I didn’t like that, so I did a massive unfollow that day. I figured, if I was wrong and those did care what I had to say, they would stay following me and @me that or some later day… I went from nearly 350 followers to under 300.
But, you know what? I’m happier with my Twitter feed now. I see more. I care more about it. It isn’t wading through trying to find the gems. I regret nothing. Which is why I had another good, hard think session.
Starting this year, I want my social media to mean something. I don’t want empty numbers. I want my feed full of people I want to RT and share posts from. In other words, people I care about and want to help. That’s why I plan to give everyone a shot, but cull my list so I get stuff that matters. Additionally, I’d rather have 10 people that care about what I have to say than 500 people that don’t even read my posts. So, let them unfollow, unfriend, unlike, or whatever term is used, because I don’t want to be their notch. I want to be more and they should want that from me too.
What’s your social media philosophy?