Top 10 Reasons Why People Unfollow You On Twitter
This is a post that is well-overdue and I need to get it off of my chest. I’m very selective with who I follow on Twitter, I don’t want my feed cluttered with junk that I don’t care about.
The following points are the top 10 reasons why I unfollow people on Twitter:
1) You’re An Egghead (Tweet this)
By “an egghead”, I’m referring to the infamous default Twitter profile pic, which is is an egg with a colored background. If you don’t take the time to complete your profile on Twitter, I’m going to infer that you won’t tweet anything of value or worth reading.
2) Your Tweets Aren’t In English (Tweet this)
This one is a no-brainer, in my opinion. Unlike the other nine reasons listed here, this point is probably the one that some can’t help. If you can’t write in English, I can’t read it; if I can’t read it, I’m not cluttering my Twitter feed with your tweets.
3) Your Tweets Are In English, But I Still Can’t Understand Them (Tweet this)
But when you tweet “Ova wit, yeen, finna, wazzam?, Truu, you flexxin, bruh, fa sum, Bet” (Yes, that is an actual tweet…IN English), you might as well tweet in Cantonese I’ll understand just as much….then I’ll unfollow you.
4) You Tweet Way Too Much (Tweet this)
In real life, no one likes the person who just doesn’t shut up; the same goes for Twitter. If I open my Twitter feed and your tweets take up 8 of the 10 spots, you’re getting the axe.
5) You’re Always Trying to Sell Me Something (Tweet this)
Even if you’re a brand, the occasional self-promotional tweet is okay and tolerable, but when you do nothing but try and use Twitter as an advertising tool and not an engagement tool, you’re doing it wrong.
6) You’re A Sucker and You Always Click On Those Stupid Spam Tweets, Which In Turn, Spam Me (Tweet this)
NEWS FLASH!!! No one is saying nasty things about you and no one took a naked picture of you. STOP being so gullable and clicking on those links. If it seems fishy, it probably is, even if it is from someone you know; chances are, they got hacked.
7) You’re Offensive and Vulgar (Tweet this)
Pretty straight forward here. While social media is a great way to express yourself, you still need to conduct yourself and your words in such a way that it would not make your grandmother blush or your boss fire you.
8) You Rant About Politics (Tweet this)
Keep it to yourself unless it provides true, unbiased insight.
9) You’re A Beggar/Pity Party (Tweet this)
Nobody likes the “oh, woe is me” girl, and when you consistently post how bad your life/situation is, you only make us hate you. Oh, and stop begging me for retweets; how about tweeting something interesting for a change? Then, I might retweet you.
And last but not least…
10) You Don’t Add Twitter Value (Tweet this)
When I follow a person or brand, I do so with the intention that their tweets will benefit me in some way. If you want to add value to your tweets, share links, interesting articles, cool photos, etc. It’s rare that a tweet without a some sort of link is of any use to anyone (aside from quotes).
Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments.