If you’re just starting out on Twitter, you might fall over in astonishment that some folks have 50,000 + followers. Regular people. Not just Ashton Kutcher.
“Do I need to follow everyone who follows me?” someone asked me yesterday.
“No, not really,” I replied.
A lot of the people that keep following you are just robots. Or people who follow you in the hope they’ll get a follow back for the sake of looking good because, hey, 50,000 followers is awesome.
Last time I checked I had something in the region of 2299 followers and in return I follow about 1,900. That’s pretty meagre for someone that’s been on Twitter since August 2008.
But I’ve never worried about generating a massive list of followers.