First of all, thank you for following me. I am flattered that you think what I have to say is important enough to appear on your twitter feed.
Second, please don’t be offended if I don’t follow you. I am following 103 people right now, and that’s a lot of tweets to keep track of. Some people tweet 10 times an hour at sporadic periods, and I usually only follow those people because I like what they are tweeting about. In fact, there are some days where I just look for the tweets from my personal friends and ignore what everyone else is saying. No offense, but I can only read so much about new social media trends and PR strategies.
I do read through the tweets of everyone who follows me when I get a notification that someone else is following me. I check to see if what you are tweeting about is of interest to me. In short, I evaluate every person who follows me to see if I want to follow back.
It’s not too difficult to find out what interests me if you search around the internet (I’m a PR student [but I’m already following a lot of pros already], a fan of video games and studying the Japanese language, hope this helps), and this is reflected in who I follow.
I usually follow people that my friends suggest I follow (such as @bethevans, who is a former co-worker and a pro), so going through one of them is a good way to get me to follow you. If you message me on Twitter or leave a comment on my blog, I’ll probably wind up following you back.
So please understand when I decide not to follow you back. My twitter stream is cluttered as it is, and finding time to read all of it can be difficult.
Thanks for understanding,
PS: If you’re doing RtK and I’m not following you, message me and I’ll fix that.