Friday, May 22, 2009

#Follow Friday on Twitter

I love Twitter!  I enjoy meeting new people, networking and sharing with other some of the great things I find on the internet.  Twitter brings incredible opportunities to reach out people and promote yourself, others, business, or just about anything.  

Every time I log onto Twitter it seems like there is something new to learn.  Twitter Memes are the latest trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. It could be something you do individually (like the “3 things you don’t know about me”), or things that have grown up around Twitter that make it more useful (Retweets and Hashtags are just two examples), or maybe even something people do as a group for fun.

One of the most popular Twitter Memes is Follow Friday (#followfriday). It is where people on Twitter suggest other Twitter users to follow, each Friday. It's fun to recommend someone whose tweets you enjoy or find helpful.   One problem however is inevitably you are going to leave out, or NOT suggest someone, who might then feel bad.  So, is there a way to make it fair and not have people feeling overlooked?

I asked some other Twitterers what they think, and here were their suggestions:

  • Opt out - Just don’t get involved
  • Categorize - So perhaps you would have “CraftyTwitters” or “TwitterKnitters”
  • Only new Twits - Recommend the people from the last week who made an impact
  • Helpful Twits - People who helped you especially this week
  • Most interactive - Suggest people who had the most conversations with you

I'd love to know what do you think, or how do you do Follow Friday? Do you have any other suggestions?  Please share your comments here or over at Twitter.  :o)


Michele said...

I love Twitter too!! Sometimes I do get overwhelmed with the whole follow friday thing though!!
~Michele By Your Side

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi sandie~
This was a helpful post! I was clueless about FollowFriday. Thanks!

Pamela Zimmerman said...

thanks for the suggestions! I am still trying to figure out how to use twitter.

Waterrose said...

Great post! I don't even pay attention to who I #followfriday. I eventually post everyone who I enjoy reading tweets from. I tweeted the post!

Midnightcoiler said...

Thanks for the info. I'm a practicing twit! Or I should say I'm practicing twitting... or tweeting.

Michele said...

Left you a surprise on my blog!!
~Michele from By Your Side

Crystal from KIZZ said...

I think its a good idea to categorize your recommendations! I also agree with Michele..Hi girl!, that it can be overwhelming....
Crystal from KIZZ