Return of the #FF Weekly series
In the effort to blog regularly and fill this space with worthwhile content, I’m going to resurrect one of my old regular blog post series: The #FF Weekly. For those…Read More
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In the effort to blog regularly and fill this space with worthwhile content, I’m going to resurrect one of my old regular blog post series: The #FF Weekly.
For those who don’t know what #FF is, it is a weekly hashtag on Twitter where its users make recommendations on who their followers should consider following themselves from a handful of individuals. This normally occurs on Fridays, hence Follow Friday.
Most users of Twitter would tag a handful of accounts by mentioning their usernames and including the obligatory #FF hashtag. Previously where I’ve done this myself, I’ve often been asked why is this person worth a follow? It is at this point where things get a bit hairy.
On one hand, you’ve got the singular multi-account mentions with little detail, or on the other hand you’ve got multiple #FF tweets spamming the feed of your followers. Neither of which is desirable.
This bothered me a bit, so I came up with a solution which has worked rather well. Instead of providing the #FF recommendations in the methods above, I write a short but detailed blog post about who and why you should follow. It’s clean, effective, and gets the job done.
So with that said, be on the lookout this coming Friday for the first post in resurrected #FF Weekly Recommendations series.