Twitter is a great way to promote your content and network with other bloggers. Isn’t it?
Before I begin this post, let me tell you something: This post is about why I created a new twitter account even though I had a pretty good looking one; Let me make it clear: I used automated techniques to gain followers. And now, I decided to correct that “mistake”.
By the way, do you have multiple twitter accounts? If yes, why? If not, why? Keep the answer in your mind. You will need it towards the end of this post
So, Why did I create a new Twitter Account?
I know what you might be thinking now. What? Is this guy crazy or something? How could I know why he created a new twitter account.
Well, to all those people who are thinking that right now, Just guess. Why do you think I did? Most of you guys have a twitter account so I think it would be easy for you to guess why I did.
Well, that’s that. Let’s get into the content:
Unlike many other bloggers who keep multiple accounts, I didn’t create another one to get more exposure or do more marketing. I created a new Twitter account due to a couple of reasons. Here they are:
I used “dishonest” ways to gain followers
I didn’t really get all my followers in the “right” way – by promoting my content and engaging with others. Instead, I used several sites (I am not mentioning any names) to grow my followers. And I used techniques like mass follow to gain more twitter followers. And I got followers pretty easily.
In 4-5 months, I was up to about 1k followers (that’s when I decided that it was enough and I will build the rest on my own – through the “right” way).
I plan to be honest with my new twitter handle. I will use honest techniques to build my followers base. In a way, that is also a good thing. I will be able to experiment a lot of techniques that I have in mind and learn a lot of new thing along with it.
Right now, I have decided to build this new twitter account and delete my old one in a few weeks.
I didn’t have a relationship with my followers
If you want to be successful with blogging, then it is really important to build a positive relationship with your followers. Well, since I used techniques like mass follow to gain followers, I didn’t have any relationship with my followers. Most of them didn’t even know me, what I did or what I blogged about.
I consider my followers as my friends. And I have to have a relationship with them. Recently, I realized that I didn’t have a relationship with most of my followers. Most of them were following me because I followed them, not because of my content or my methods.
Through my new account, I plan to build my follower base by building relationships and placing value over everything else. Having a good relationship with my followers will help me to promote my content and write better posts too.
And for me, having a relationship with my followers, will serve as a motivator to blog and network more.
I want my followers to be follow me because they like my content
Yes. I don’t want some random person to follow me (at least not right now). I want my followers to follow me because they either like my content or my blogging style. I don’t want them to follow me because I followed them (or for any other reason). And If my followers like my content/personality/blog, they will be more likely to help with promoting my content
I want to network with each and every follower
I have always believed that a post can get better when you have a lot of feedback. Having a good number of followers whom I really connect and engage with, can help to me answer my questions and help me with problems and suggestions to improve my blog and my blogging style.
Using Automated Ways To Gain Followers
Using automated ways to gain twitter followers is okay. But, as I mentioned here, if you want your followers to be loyal followers and want to have a positive relationship with them, then you need build your followers the natural way – tweet, promote, engage and gain followers.
Or if you use automated ways to gain followers and then build relationships with them (but that would take a lot of effort and time).
If you just want to have followers and show them off, then you don’t need to anything. But, if you want your followers to be your friends (And help you with marketing etc), then you need to build a positive relationship with them.
Note from Mavis: I get targeted Twitter followers using several ways including a powerful Twitter tool. However, I bring them to my blog to build relationships with them. I share all my best kept secrets in my Twitter Marketing Domination guide.
Do you have another twitter account?
What do you think? Did you make anything out of my post? Do you think that I made a good decision? Would you mind to share your thoughts on using “dishonest” ways to get more twitter followers? Do you think whether those followers will be loyal? Are your followers loyal to you? Do you have a relationship with your followers?