Thursday, 12 November 2015

How To Lose The Respect Of a Community






When you get that little bit bigger on the likes of Twitter,you should never forget how you got there in the first place.I will now explain what i am getting at and give an example of what i mean!

So you start out on twitter with an account that is specifically aimed at a certain community.You then infiltrate the community with your tweets,some of which are interesting and so you then get people recommending your account to follow and also many people RT'ing your tweets.You have many conversations with many people within the community and generally giving the impression that you are such a nice person.You then pick up followers and in the mean time you follow everyone back too thus making a few online friends along the way!

Now the next thing is that you seem to be everywhere within the community,showing up on various podcasts and giving the impression that you would be present at the opening of an envelope lol! So in your own mind,are you now thinking "i am now one of the top accounts within this community" even though you have not been noticed until recently.

So the next course of action is to make your account look like you are a big fish in this pond.One of the ways to do this is to unfollow almost everyone that you follow including some who have helped you become noticed in the first place.But you are careful not to unfollow the big fish as this would not go down well but deep down you have this self centred opinion that one day you will be the biggest fish in the pond.You think this because you have this unbelievable high opinion of yourself and you think the sun shines out of your own a**.

Eventually and what is guaranteed to happen is that you will be seen by everyone for what you really are.It may take some time but it will happen,believe me and the first thing that you will notice is that your follower count will start slowing down and as other accounts then notice that you have unfollowed them,they will return the favour as you are not really that special and certainly not the big fish that you are convinced that you are.

The next thing you will probably try to do is get twitter to verify your account with that blue tick and this would not surprise me one little bit!

So this in my opinion is one way to lose the respect of a community,hope you enjoyed the read,

Hollie

11 comments:

  1. Hollie, right on! Ok so someone follows me who has 20K followers but is only following 582 people, you know they are gonna unfollow you in a quick minute!! Just silly, we should all love on each other on twitter and when we follow, stay following. It looks waaay better to be following 3k and have 3k followers!! Just like you said, respect!! We need more of it, especially for a sweet and caring woman like you!! You speak from your heart and people should appreciate it!! I know I do!!

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    1. ah thank you so much for your comment Andrea,it means alot to me and what you said is just perfect,it sums everything up nicely! And thank you so much for your lovely words xx

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  2. Great post! I totally agree with you. The people who unfollow are so irritating and this is happening big time on Instagram too. I just don't get it. I will never unfollow someone if they've followed me (regardless of who followed who first).
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. thanks hunni,same on instagram too,i wasn't aware of that as i am not on it,it really is a silly game some people play xx

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  3. Everyone does it Hollie... even I hv done it.... once i had same on of following and followers.... now the gap between both is nearly 1300....

    Over the period, you realise that the reason you followed a particular account doesn't match your thinking... may be he makes lot of nasty comment abt asports star/ poltical party u like .. and there are many reasons.... sometimes it just never work out..

    But i knw many ppl, who follow like 100's ppl at a go, and once they have a respectable number of followers they start unfollow.....even though they had so much conversation in between them... Eventually Its a virtual world.....Everyone is for himself/herself on this social platform ☺
    Hv a nice day...

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  4. This is such a good post. I completely agree with you, this has happened to me loads in the past people just use others to get followers but I've started to realise who they are so I don't usually follow back and within a space of a few days they've unfollowed me anyway! Hope you have a nice day.

    From Megan x
    www.megaaanii.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks so much for your comment Megan and so well said xx

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  5. Haha this post Hollie! It is so true! I notice it loads on twitter and instagram all the time. You can always tell when you see an account and the difference in followers and following is massive haha! About time someone spoke up about it :)

    VioletDaffodilsxx

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