So I’ve noticed a trend going on amongst mid-level musicians on Twitter and even ones lucky enough to don the coveted blue check.
I’ll have 4 to 5 new people follow me a week, all artists. But after an allotted amount of time they all un-follow me.
This leads me to believe there is a system in place where musicians just follow whoever tweets anything relative to their account, keeps some type of checklist, then goes back through and deletes whoever they recently followed to keep there numbers looking good.
On one occasion I had someone who I follow fairly closely follow me. I was super pumped. Then after this person’s album came out, to my dismay, I was un-followed.
If you’re aggressive I suppose this tactic could work. However, more often than not people end up following 14,000 people and having 14,000 followers. How can you possibly decipher information with 14,000 people tweeting into your timeline?
Don’t get me wrong I love twitter. Through twitter I’ve received responses from people I may have never had the chance to interact with. Namely, Bill Lawrence who after I revealed via twit what the show “Scrubs” meant to me he humbly responded, “Thnks back.” (And yes, the spelling was a liberty he took.)
I’ll end with this: Find the line between promoting and begging, and like Johnny Cash, walk it.