re: How I Gained 42,000 Twitter Followers In 8 Months VIEW POST


You seemed to have gained followers by making a couple of tweets that got retweeted a fair bit.

I attribute this to my top tweet of the month getting liked or retweeted by someone with a following.

That's it, that's all, that's the step one, that most people never reach. You were lucky to get those first couple of retweets, because there are a lot of people out there posting the same kind of thing who get ignored. I've read hundreds of tweets about poor job interview experiences, asking questions about imposter syndrome or similar, from people who are popular and from people who aren't - to my mind, these are not things that are "[don't] seem to be talked about much." I think it depends on who you are following whether you see these things or not.

I think there is probably a snowball effect where people are more likely to see your stuff because other people see your stuff and and and... what I mean is, if you started from scratch and came out with exactly the same tweets in the same order, chances are that the result would be very different.

cough and I like the way you use "250" as the example of a low number of followers...


Yes. I agree that I got lucky. I never denied that. There's no need to be rude about it. I'm not sitting over here bragging about this. I get asked this question a lot. And unfortunately the majority of my growth was luck.


There's no need to be rude about it.

I'm not trying to be; please don't take it that way.

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