|FollowFriday : On any given Friday, thousands upon thousands (maybe even millions) of Twitter users enter the hashtag #FollowFriday (or #FF), followed by one or more “mentions.” The idea is for users to share the names of other “interesting people” that they follow and think you should too. These recommendations serve as positive comment cards for the digitally inclined.
JumpstartMyPC.com has decided to bring FollowFriday to our blog. Read on and, if you are so inclined, add these “interesting people” to your own list.
FollowFriday – March 30, 2012
Several years ago I made FollowFriday in a Blog a weekly part of my blog posting. Eventually I moved on to other things and #FF got lost in the shuffle, but a recent post from @dayngr (that’s her Twitter name) titled Forget Follow Friday! Tips to Boost Your Social Media Networks and Improve SEO officially sparked my interest again and here we are.
The concept is simple. FollowFriday is supposed to HELP others figure out who to follow in the sea of craziness that is Twitter. Unfortunately, the “proper” use of this Twitter tradition has been lost over the last few years and people now simply spout off lists of names. That doesn’t benefit anyone really (unless you simply want mentions).
“If you’ve ever been stumped for content, that shouldn’t be an issue for Fridays any more. Provided you follow people you’ll want to recommend, the beauty of this approach is that you’ll have a #FF blog post once a week. Tag and categorize your #FF posts and you’ve got great reference material that you can refer back to and a resource that others can use as well.”- From Trish’s post to your eyes, here we go.
@Dayngr (Trish Forant) gets it. Twitter is about the conversation and truly communicating with one another. I found @dayngr via a new app called Discovr, followed her and almost immediately received a thank you. I reached out to her and asked for a list of Twitter recommendations (other people I should follow) and she immediately provided me with a list of folks who also “get” Twitter. In one day she provided me with an entire micro-community of like-minded individuals who I now interact with on a regular basis.
@WarrenWhitlock (Warren Whitlock) is another Twitter user who “gets it.” I think I first met him at CES this year in Las Vegas. All it took was a follow and Warren was quickly on my list of people to watch. He shares great content (both original and from other sources) and seems to be interested in many of my favorite topics (see topics below). One of the best things about Warren, he communicates. Like a story, share a thought or ask a question – Warren will get back to you and join in on the conversation. Again, that’s what Twitter is all about
Follow one or both of the Twitter users we recommended today and check back next Friday for more great #FollowFriday recommendations. Don’t forget, if you want to share this article with friends or family, all you have to do is use the Share bar below.