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Someone unfollowed us today. A fellow Twitter user took a look at our shallow ramblings and vain self promotion, thought ‘not for me thanks’ and made a quick motion with their wrist and fingers (not that one) and clicked us into oblivion.
This is not in itself unusual and my normal reaction is ‘meh’ (or ‘SCREW YOU FUCKER’, depending on whether it has been an ‘up’ day or a ‘down’ day). This time though it hurt. Not so much that we had one of those snot bubbles induced by a bout of wracking sobbing but, I won’t lie*, I did shed a single tear and sought solace in a family sized pack of Cheetos smeared in margarine.
I thought we had something together. We’d had you over to our site, we had hung out at yours. But now it’s over.
Fortunately during the many hours spent walking past their house hoping to accidentally bump into them I had time for a bit of self analysing and to ponder whether we fell into any of the 7 reasons why Candice Walsh won’t follow you on twitter or facebook. Maybe we had ignored the dos and don’ts of Twitter? Or could the answer be that it wasn’t me it was them using one of these 30 Twitter tools for managing followers?
I suppose I should be grateful that we were not regarded as part of the general internet noise and muted or, worse, that our tweets were collected and exploited for profit.
ZipSetGo, organisers of the popular travelers’ night in, must be hobbling around with a collective limp after shooting themselves in the foot with their decision to publish and sell a book based around the event. Read the discussion in the comments of Pam’s post and it isn’t difficult to conclude that Roni Weiss won’t be alone in questioning and thinking about quitting #TNI, perhaps to move over to Travel Talk on Tuesday instead.
Also dropping the ball is Nomadic Matt. He irked a lot of his readers by suggesting that the World is Boring. He later said that’s not what he meant at all, got in a huff and closed down his comments.
If we do these things then perhaps, like Amanda Williams, we will be able to stop asking is anybody out there? and have a sticky blog and you will all come back again. Won’t you? Please. We’ll give you things.**
* I’m lying
** We won’t give you things