Why you care if I unfollow?

Over the last 3 months or so, I have been called out at least handful times that, I unfollowed some people and they were not happy so they decided to unfollow me as well.  I have issue with it, not the unfollowing part but the calling out, especially when you and I had barely exchanged conversations, why would you even care?

We all know Twitter does its prank once in a while, like it or not; if you happen to notice that and care enough, why not just re-follow to start the conversation again?   There are several apps and websites out there to help you better manage followers and I absolutely agree them can be effective, again ONLY if you care; but not to tweet out  things like “in the last 7 days, I lost 28 followers and I caught them all with x” or “@InfoSara and some others unfollowed me [checked by fllwrs.com]“. Really? You CAUGHT THEM ALL, or @me just for that??

I have people unfollow me every day, and when I follow someone, I don’t ever expect them to follow me back (I admit it’ll be nice though :) !  Really what I care about is the time I spend on Twitter,

(1) whether I am able to help peeps with my own experience, professionally or personally;

(2) whether I learn something new and gain knowledge;

(3) whether I have fun talking to my friends or even win prizes from Twitter party

With all that, I just couldn’t understand why you would call someone out when s/he unfollows you?  What is your intention and what are you planning to do??  Oh and a side note, my favourite introduction at conference or networking event is– “Hi, I follow you but you are not following me back.” Yep, THAT.

So please, tell me again why you care?



  1. Dianne / Smilenwaven says:

    Good one Sara… those folks need a life if that’s an actual worry in their day!!

  2. I don’t give a Shit…It’s my choice who I CHOOSE to follow or Unfollow…that is the beauty of Twitter..it’s YOUR TWOIT you make the choices..;) Well said Sara!

    • Thanks Dee, I felt like this is more than a numbers game, it’s like survivor!  This may be the reason I shift my love to Google+, I mean, what can they do? “-1 me”?? Oh here comes another post….

  3. Who has time to see who unfollows them? And then even more time to bother calling them out? Send them my way please – I’ve got a pile of dirty laundry that I don’t have TIME for. Sheesh.

  4. I don’t check who follows & unfollows me.  Infact I often say if you follow me please say HELLO!

    • Lisa, that’s another story altogether.  Problem is I follow someone and for whatever reason (voluntarily or involuntarily) I stop following, I actually don’t mind if they remind me in a personal way, but broadcast it and do it passive aggressively?  Dislike.

  5. Then again Sara, you did tell me Twitter was sometimes like high school.

  6. Winser Zhao says:

    followed you.
    I do follow the people if I interested in. and I maybe follow them back if they followed me first. I don’t care if they unfollow me, I dont have time to check it.
    Good to connect.

    • Hi Winser, thanks for reading and commenting.  That’s the beauty and ugly of Twitter IMO, we all have choices and freedom to decide who to follow/unfollow, there’s no right or wrong answer, certainly not to judge by the numbers.

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