Today, I hopped online to news that people were noticed that their number of Twitter followers/followings were completely out of sync. Louis Gray is reporting a significant loss along with a ton of other people, myself included. However, let’s really examine this situation because people are up in arms about losing a patch of followers. Here’s why you should stop complaining about it:
1. Twitter Is Up And Running
Look at the bright side, at least Twitter is up and running. This was the biggest problem with Twitter for the past several months among others. Now Twitter is doing a much better job with their uptime and scheduling outages rather than having them randomly pop up. I’m back in action on Twitter myself and everything is almost the way it should be.
2. You Can Get Your Community Back
Personally, Twitter just did me a huge favor and did some spring cleaning for me. When the number of people you follow starts to exceed 300 you have a hard time keeping up with who’s no longer relevant to your conversations. So thank you Twitter. However, it’s not the end of the world people. You can get those followers back. While it’s annoying, it’s not the worst and I’d much prefer this than Twitter’s constant downtime any day. If those people want to follow you, they’ll find you again and if you want to follow them, you’ll find them again. Stop whining.
3. A Golden Opportunity
Now that your counts are all out of sync, this is the perfect time to explore Twitter for more friends. You people have to stop thinking so negatively. You’ll get your followers back. For now, take advantage of this moment to find new followers to add to your Twitter community. You’ll be better off doing this than simply waiting around for people to find you again.
Not A Big Deal
In the end, this really isn’t that big of a deal to me. Maybe because my most important followers are still on my list. While it’s annoying and could cause some concerns in the future, it’s a total opportunity at this point.