On twitter the popular #FF or #followfriday hashtag has always been a great way to give some of your followers some extra exposure, hopefully helping them gain more followers, this was a trend that users started, not twitter.
The trend picked up fast, with everyone making #ff recommendations every Friday. (not surprisingly!)
I think it’s becoming very redundant nowadays seeing we have list options, list you create for any reason you want, one of mine is simply called, “not ignorant”… and the main reason is the fact to make the most from twitter you need engagement, interaction.
Else you are shouting, they are shouting.
Instead of #FF tweets filling up my stream, I have started to point to the list of “not ignorant” people who if you follow them will engage with you, but you must also put in some effort.
Instead of seeing my stream filled up with tweets that are just a bunch of usernames and #FF, and there are more than a few from the same people, seeing as the limit on twitter only allows you to show a few people in any tweet, I’d waould rather see people create a #FF list, then just share that link, nice and tidy, only needs doing once too.
Even using a bit.ly link so you get stats on how iften your folowers will check the list out, if they don’t do it much, drop the whole #FF idea because they clearly don’t want to see it.
If on the other hand you find people do click them, you will annoy them less by posting less tweets with a bunch of usernames.
I know several of my followers have said they dislike #FF and that is one reason you don’t see me doing it anymore, I’d rather just point them to the “not ignorant” list.
Should we start a better movement like this?
How do you feel about it?