Image of a person with a question mark on a chalkboardI just received this question:

When is there an appropriate time to ask someone on twitter to follow you?

My quick answer is "never." Asking people to follow you on Twitter makes you sound a bit whiny and desperate.

Following is a personal thing. People follow others that seem to provide them value. Value can be measured in any number of subjective ways: insights, humor, comments. Anything.

The best way to get followers on Twitter is to be interesting yourself and to be interested and interactive with other people's tweets.

Your turn

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