Quit following me on Twitter unless you’re going to listen to what I have to say. If you’re not going to listen to what I have to say then why the hell do you think I would be even vaguely interested in what you have to say.
I’m reasonably discerning about who I follow or indeed, follow back, on twitter. So as you may guess, the current trend of adding thousands of people to your twitter follow list is really starting to piss me off.
Twitter started life for me as a stream of consciousness tool, and a way to tap into the mind of the micro-blogging collective in order to take that information and use it to fill my own "blogging inspiration database".
These days I’ve learned the value of using it as a conversational tool, and it has become part of my regular arsenal of tools for communicating with friends (online and off) and peers.
I do not see the value of following someone who is following 7000 other people on twitter. If I do that my voice becomes drowned in the river of noise that is constant updates and the point of following someone is supposed to be to absorb their content.
If you add me to your twitter follow list I will come and look at your twitter page. If I see a disproportionate number of people your following (say 7000) versus how many are following you (say 70) I will not follow you.
I will not even give you a chance.
I do not want to be talked at. I want to be part of a conversation.