1 task to make Twitter a happier place

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Social networking can be a very emotional experience. These networks aren’t just populated with binary bits and blinking lights, there are real people here and sometimes that can stir emotions like a 7th grader entering junior high. It’s an inescapable truth,

We want to be liked.

We carefully critique how many followers we have, what lists we belong to, click stats, and many more metrics to judge our standing in the community. Heck an entire industry is being built to discover what people are saying about you or your brand.

We all understand if you spend enough time in social media someone is not going to like you or what you have to say but it can still sting when someone unfollows you.

Here is the one thing that increased my happiness on twitter ten fold.

I quit caring/monitoring if someone unfollows me.

This isn’t to say I’m not mindful of what I say and how I say it. I take great care to be positive and engaging but honestly if choose to unfollow me that’s okay with me. I’m going to be who I am… online or off.

So if you are using some service that monitors who unfollows you. Stop.

You’ll find Twitter to be a much happier place.

2 responses to “1 task to make Twitter a happier place”

  1. If you don't know why they followed you in the first place it's hard to read anything into why they unfollowed. I once unfollowed a great poster because the tweets I cared about were always retweeted by several people I follow. It became noise under the old retweet system. I've unfollowed because of tiresome political tweeting and intolerant posts about religion.

  2. If you don't know why they followed you in the first place it's hard to read anything into why they unfollowed. I once unfollowed a great poster because the tweets I cared about were always retweeted by several people I follow. It became noise under the old retweet system. I've unfollowed because of tiresome political tweeting and intolerant posts about religion.

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