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,