How do you decide whether to follow someone on Twitter?

I was listening to a podcast called ‘Self-Care, Mindfulness and Social Media’ the other day with Jen Louden, Marianne Elliott, Bridget Pilloud and Tara Sophia Mohr.  Not sure which of these fabulous women was speaking at the time (I always find it hard to follow who’s speaking on an audio interview) but one of them was talking about how she decided whether to follow someone on Twitter or not.

Before I tell you how she does it, how do you decides whether to follow someone on Twitter?  Your answer will ‘leak’ your Life Lenses™ perspective.

Do you:

  • look at their number of followers and follows?
  • examine how many lists are following them?
  • peek at their last few tweets looking to see if the content is thorough and intelligent?

Or do you:

  • look at their picture – really truly look and see how you feel as a result?
  • see what kind of energy you pick up from the person, knowing that you only want to follow folks who have a positive feel?
  • simply follow your gut, your intuition?

The first method are techniques that Head Life Lenses™ – folks who focus on fact, logic and theory –  tend to use.

The second method, the one that was described on the call, are techniques used by Heart Life Lenses™.

Great techniques, both of them.  They’re simply different and unique in their own perspective.  Just for fun I recommend trying your opposite technique.  You may just open a whole new way of seeing.

Here, try it with Jen’s twitter profile – try your opposite technique and see what you see.

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3 Responses to How do you decide whether to follow someone on Twitter?

  1. Bridget says:

    That was me talking, and I love here how you say that both of them are useful and necessary. They are, even though we probably gravitate to one more than the other. I’m betting I’m a heart-lens through and through.
    Lovely post.

  2. admin says:

    Hello Bridget a.k.a. heart life lens- thanks for your comment and for your original inspiration. It had me ‘look’ at twitter differently. Love those perspective changing moments. Thank you!

  3. admin says:

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