Have you ever wondered why certain of your Twitter followers make a conscious effort to stop your tweets from entering their timeline? Does it bother you if someone un-follows you? Would you change your approach if those former followers shared what moved them to un-follow you? Do you even care if people un-follow you?
I think it would be good for people to clearly identify why they decide to un-follow someone; for their own benefit and for the benefit of the person they’re no longer following.
What are the Reasons for Un-Following Someone?
Reasons Why Others May Un-follow You
You’re a Gamer
2. You didn’t follow them back soon enough or even at all
You’ve Got Nothing To Share
3. You don’t share the kind of info they’re looking for
4. You don’t share enough information or any information at all
You Share Too Much
5. You share too much information about yourself, your product/company and/or what you had for lunch
6. They didn’t mean to follow you in the first place or they made an ‘impulse follow’ they now regret
You’re Not ‘Their Kind of People’
7. You’re associated with <insert company type here> and <insert company type here> are evil
8. You’re not politically correct and that hurts their sensitivities
I.e. you’re transparent with your principles, thoughts and feelings and that makes them uncomfortable
9. You feel strongly about the U.S. Constitution or certain parts of it like the 2nd Amendment
10. They think their company, firm, organization, association, etc. can’t risk being seen as “associated with you and your brand”
11. They’re reducing the number of people they follow so that they:
– look more discriminating by following fewer people
– don’t have to learn how to use lists to organize and filter information from a larger followee base
To be sure, there may not be a single reason people un-follow you. Most likely it’s a combination of the above reasons.