Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Ask The Mistress: to follow or unfollow?

Ask the Mistress: As a blogger, I always thought twitter was a way to meet other bloggers. When a blogger that I follow tweeted about a particular film director, I reply tweeted that I found a great video that the director did for a big magazine. Dead silence proceeded and the blogger never acknowledged my reply tweet. This isn't the first time this has happened to me and my initial instinct is to unfollow. Should I be offended or is this the status quo?

The Mistress says: Many bloggers are overwhelmed with tweets and emails on a regular basis, but it is not difficult to say thanks if someone sends a useful or related link. However, sometimes life gets in the way and people may miss out on replies in their Twitter feed. This Mistress attempts to respond to as many tweets as possible, but understands that not everyone has the same philosophy when it comes to using Twitter. It is rude to continuously ignore someone who is trying to be nice, but it is also rude to incessantly reply to someone.

I would say that if you feel as though their tweets do not add any joy or great knowledge to your life then it's appropriate to unfollow. In fact, I recommend keeping your following list to only things you really love. Life is too short to get upset over tweets, if someone continually frustrates you, one click can remove them from your life.