|Posted by Benny Fry on November 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM|
Because I was born and raised in what I refer to "The Heart of NASCAR Country" I have been a NASCAR fan for as long as I remember. When I first opened my Twitter account March of 2009, my intention was only to "listen" and never respond. Well, 27,000 tweets and 7,000 followers later my "plan" has jumped the track. My lifetime love for NASCAR and my new found love for Twitter have merged.
Among those who follow @pourme you will find many avid NASCAR fans. As is my policy I will follow all that follow me. If you unfollow me I will do the same in return. To me, this is the way it should be. There are exceptions to my perceived "proper " way of Tweeting. There are approximately 70 people that I follow and do not expect them to return my follow, and they never will. These are mostly sports writers, drivers, political figures, & others. I hope to gain some knowledge by reading their tweets. These people will naturally have way more followers than they themselves follow. I have no problem with that.
There are those that 'sucker' you by following you so you will follow back. They then unfollow you in hopes you will remain a follower. Thus they have way more followers than those they follow. (I guess they feel like a big shot.) I refer to this as a "negative follow ratio". I am not in favor of this practice.
Recently I have chosen certain NASCAR fans I wanted to "share" with other NASCAR fans.
It is not unusual for those NASCAR fans to gain 100 to 150 NASCAR followers in just a few minutes. The ONLY reason I have ever done this is because of my desire to introduce NASCAR fans to each other, period. In doing so I expect everyone involved to follow and follow back. In general this is how it has worked.
I get many requests to help certain people attain followers. Please understand I do what I can to help. The amount of response largely depends on the amount of time I have and just how tired I may be at any given time.
Lately I have been approached by several people that requested my help them in "building a fan base". One look at their profile tells me that for what ever reason, they have not followed back the vast majority of their followers. Three of them weren't even following me. They were in effect "collecting" followers. They are asking for my help in attaining a 'negative follow ratio'. I have and will continue to refuse to help those persons.
To sum it up:
If you want me to solicit my followers to follow you you must...no exceptions:
I. Follow me...Duh!
2. Show by the evidence of your Official Twitter Page, a history of following those that follow you! Thus if you have a negative follow ratio don't ask...I will not support you.
3. Pledge to me you will follow those followers I provide to you.
4. Approach me personally, rather than through a third party.
5. Understand that I support the position that if you later unfollow followers to build a negative follow ratio, or any other reason, you should likewise be immediately unfollowed or even blocked.
Another site that might be of assistance to those tryin to learn more about Twitter:
My goal is to help true NASCAR fans connect so they may share and make their Twitter experience more enjoyable
.....Twitter should be fun!
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