Do you feel like your Twitter stream is becoming like an echo chamber or perhaps you are suffering from Twitter déjà vu? Perhaps you need to seek out some new people to follow.
I’m not suggesting that you should start deleting anyone – you obviously followed these people for a reason. I’m suggesting that you should add followers to your stream in order to add to your experience of the platform.
How To Find New Twitter Followers
How do you find these people? And how do you know they will fit in to your stream?
There are several sure-fire ways to do it. My preferred route is to browse the people that my followers follow (and those that I follow too).
Anybody worth their salt on Twitter will tell you something useful about themselves in their bio, which should help you with your decision.
Getting the Gist of Lists
Something else that I regularly do is browse the lists that my followers (and, again, the people I follow) have created – and are members of – using the name of the list as a guide.
For example, if I would like to increase my knowledge of blogging, I might browse the lists that Ben has created. Here I find a list called Bloggers which currently has 61 members – of which I am one, which clearly means it has great people in it! – so there are 60 possible connections available to you straight away. In addition Ben is similarly a member of several blogging lists.
These two tips obviously involve some investment of your time but the reward is usually a new connection and a more entertaining and, no doubt, informative Twitter stream.
If you are pushed for time, there are plenty of tools out there that help you to find like-minded tweeps in an instant. However, I feel that searching for the right people to follow is part of the fun of Twitter and social media. Mind you, I have be described as a little unhinged so I guess the route you take is entirely up to you!
How do you find new Twitter followers? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below.