A Journey to 1000 Twitter Followers

Posted In NKJ Live, Twitter - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Sunday, June 21st, 2009 With 0 Comments

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Are you also looking for a high number of Twitters following you?

I will tell you my journey from 5 followers on 3rd May 2009 to 45 on 7th June 2009 to 1077 on 22nd June 2009.

(Full details here)

It has been a very unplanned journey. It just happened by chance but it turned out to be really good.

So what exactly I did in last 15 days that I crossed 1000 mark so easily and quickly.

A year back when I landed in Blogging world, I had heard of the name Twitter but used to think that it is for people who have lots of time to waste so I just created my account 8 months ago out of curiosity but never used it seriously. I was following 5, 6 but none was following me.

But couple of weeks back one day I wondered why do people actually use Twitter at all. Are there any advantages of using it?

I did not ask this question to anyone else but to me, and the answer that I got was too simple to beleive.

People do it to:

  • be active on net and let people know about their minute by minute activities.
  • to know what people around the world are doing.
  • be popular.
  • to increase  traffic on their website / blog.

There may be other reasons too but I too wanted to tweet because of reasons specified above.

So I started working on not only increasing the Twitter count but also to be active on Twitter.

Initially I started visiting my friends profile and follow twitters in their profile. People generally follow back the people following them. So I got some followers too but I was not happy with doing all those stuff manually. I wanted this to happen automatic and I knew internet would have already been filled with it and Google would help me in finding this as always.

My first seach landed me to TwitterFollower and I created an account and followed many from there and also allowed my account to visible to be followed. I saw a magic instantly. I crossed 300 in a day. Isn’t that amazing?

In the mean time I also installed TwitterFox to be active via a tool instead of visiting Twitter every now and then.

Other people were also increasing their followers and tweeting it. Couple of websites that I found good from others tweets:

I joined all of those and you can see the results. I crossed 1000 in 15 days. So I good progress I must say.

I also looked at the following and liked:

I am also competing in a Mr Twitter competition here

But it is needless to say that you will not get 100% geniuine Twitters. Around 10 to 20% would be fake Twitters who are just there to spam. You will get to know about them when they tweet and you can safely block them later on.

So that’s my story. I am enjoying Twitting now a days and talk to different people all round the world over it.

I also post short urls of my articles there, just to see if I can get traffic from there too.

But its fun.

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