It is that time of the week again where we try to honor the best and brightest of Twitter with a #FollowFriday. A #FollowFriday, #FF for short, is a tweet that's meant to expose someone I follow to my followers in the hopes that they choose to follow the person too based on my recommendation. You can give a #FF to friends, family, informative or entertaining people on Twitter.
The mechanics of a #FF seem to stump some people. There is a right and a wrong way to post a #FollowFriday. I've observed some people give out a #FF like this.
If the point of a #FollowFriday is to give another person exposure, then this is the wrong way to give a #FF. The only followers of mine on Twitter who will see this tweet are people who follow me and @Gardenfaerie. @C_Vanderlin and @MySkinnyGarden will see the tweet also because they were mentioned in it.
What I should have tweeted is this:
Place the #FF (or the #FollowFriday) hashtag in your tweet before you mentioned any names. Now everyone who follows you will see your recommendations and hopefully follow your lead.