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How I Lost Over 1,300 Twitter Followers Overnight

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The other day, I decided to clean up my Twitter feed. Unfortunately, I may have inadvertently cleaned up things a bit too much, as I went to bed with over 14,000 followers and woke up to only 12,700. It's not unusual for me to gain a hundred or more NEW followers each day, so losing this many Twitter followers overnight was a bit of a shock. Here is the one thing you should avoid if you don't want to lose followers.

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How I Lost 1,300 Followers Overnight

I used to follow everyone back who followed me. The problem with that is when you're following 10k+ people; it makes your feed unusable.

I was tired of seeing all the junk in my feed, so I unfollowed virtually everyone the other day. The one thing I didn't count on was that many people notice when you unfollow them. While I didn't intend to offend anyone, many may have seen it that way, and I probably had more than a few bots following to get their counts up.

Overnight, my follower count dropped off a cliff.

Oops.

If you care about your Twitter follower count, don't unfollow your followers! On a positive note, my feed is much cleaner, and frankly, I'm not too fond of the follow-for-follow game, so if you want a usable feed, it might be worth it.

How I Lost Over 1,300 Twitter Followers Overnight

About the Author 

Don Smith

Former bank director who enjoys helping people master their finances. Father of five, founder of The Personal Growth Channel, and business owner.

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