How to Tighten Your Twitter Following

Twitter enables us tweeters to follow those users who intrigue and inspire us. However, in the beginning, we typically follow a large group of individuals in hopes that some of them may follow us back. (This technique is what I call establishing the baseline.) Once our baseline is established, it's important that we take a closer look at the users we are following.

Who are they? Why are we following them?

Who are they?
You should follow users because they intrigue you, inspire you, or provide you with insightful information. Don't just follow users because they are following you. Even though this may seem like a form of Twitter courtesy, it will only cause you extra work in the end. Some of these users may be spammers, or their accounts may become inactive.

Don't clog your own feed
This rule goes with the rule above. Don't clog your own feed with users who fill your feed with junk, spam, or robot-like tweets. If you follow the rule above, this shouldn't be a problem. Your feed is for you. Be sure that the information being tweeted is worth your time.

Do some spring cleaning
Don't wait for spring to do some spring cleaning on your Twitter feed. Take a look at the users you are following, and delete, delete, delete. Don't worry about users who will unfollow you because you unfollowed them; they weren't worth your time. It's your Twitter feed, and you want it clean. Don't give in to peer pressure.

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