Hey all – so you already (likely) know I’m a big fan of Twitter. One of the challenges for many of us, myself included, is managing the tweeps we follow more closely than others. Let’s face it – we can’t read every tweet or we’d go insane, so we categorize tweeps into lists to make life much easier. I came up with an idea recently that’s been a big help!
For those who are new, there’s a Twitter tradition called Follow Friday. Often it’s tweeted as #followfriday or #ff. This is a way to share with others your recommendation to follow someone you find interesting. The challenge for me is that I would have to send out long list of tweeps every Friday that would fill up my follower’s streams which gets annoying. Early in my experience I also found that sending out tweets such as that caused me to lose followers.
To assist with this for my sake AND to make it easier for you I’ve created Twitter Lists for all the Tweeps I recommend others follow. I have two lists going simply because Twitter caps to total number allowed in a list at 500, so I had to begin more lists!
Click into these lists and follow these folks!
Why did I include these tweeps? There are many reasons, but here are a few highlights:
- We’ve mentioned each other in tweets, acknowledging a 2-way dialog between real, authentic people.
- We’ve met in real life, had a phone conversation or you said something about how handsome I look in my profile pic.
- We’ve shared a laugh or two or 200.
- I think you’re particularly interesting from my thoughts about your business, hobbies, interests or other reason.
If a tweep is in my #ff list you’ll know that they are interactive on Twitter and hence receive my #ff recommendation.
Want to be included in this list? Let me know by doing one of the points above.
If I should list you and haven’t let me know. Tweetdeck has messed up my lists many times and I’ve only discovered these omissions by accident and my apologies for any oversights.
All the best!