Follow Friday is a way you can give thanks and recommend Twitter users that have inspired you over the previous week.
It is your chance to say Thank You to all the people who have inspired you, made you laugh, cheered you up, etc, etc.
You make recommendations to your Followers and use the #FF and or #FollowFriday hashtag.
(Some people will also use #ShoutOut, for example #SaturdayShouOut – Pretty much the same thing).
Why do this?
There is nothing like sharing the Love ….. Twitter, in fact any Social platform is about engagement.
There is nothing like getting a recommendation from other Twitter users. Makes all the time I / we put in looking for / writing original, high quality content worth while.
(It will also bring you in New Followers ….. (If you are interested in New Followers then see my Blog on Lists.))
There are two ways to Tweet a #FollowFriday
- The most common way is to list a number of Twitter handles followed by #FF and or #FollowFriday …. some people may headline that Tweet with “My Favs ….. “; “The Best …..”; “Highly Recommended …..” …….. Word of warning don’t turn a #FF into Spam! See may advice on response to a #FollowFriday below.
- Recommend a #FF Person per line, For Example; @mikejulietbravo is an inspirational Twitter, followed him for a number of years, his material is funny, serious and original #FF #FollowFriday
@simonlPorter and @Johnaguiar keep “diaries” of their #FF recommendations, for them #FollowFriday is a serious recommendation and virtual Twitter “pat on back”.
If I get a #FF #FollowFriday, what should i do?
Please go ahead and “favorite” any #FF #FollowFriday you get. Many people ReTweet (RT) a #FollowFriday … If you RT and don’t actually know some of the people, is it really a recommendation? —— Word of advice, be careful, there is a thin line between “sharing the Love” and “Spam”.
Recommendations and Trust in Life needs to be earned. #FF #FollowFriday is a great way to share the love ……. and if you have enjoyed this Blog, please #FF #FollowFriday me. Thank you!