Twitter’s #followfriday is a great way to recommend users that your friends should follow. The idea is that your friends trust you to only link to people who tweet about things they care about.
But your followers are probably a fairly diverse crowd. People who share your professional interests probably follow you. Some people who are into some of your hobbies might follow you. And some of your friends “in real life” probably follow your tweets.
How could you possibly recommend someone one person who would appeal to each of those diverse crowds?
So I propose that we qualify each #followfriday tweet by telling people why they should follow that person. For example:
If you want to learn more about #followfriday:
- Follow Friday. Oh My!: Micah Baldwin explains how he started Follow Friday.
- #FollowFriday: The Anatomy of a Twitter Trend: Mashable takes a look at #followfriday trends, tools and ideas for the future.
- Follow Friday and Twitter Memes: Chris Garrett shares some #followfriday advice from other Twitterers.
- @ksablan: I’ve set up a slew of “If you like” #followfriday tweets to post throughout the day.
As always, please share your #followfriday tips in the comments below. Don’t forget to share links.