Twitter is not just about your follower count. I see it time and time again. Some guy just getting started on Twitter will “friend” everyone. Then as soon as the new friend follows back he will “unfriend” them. So instead of a 1 to 1 friend to follower count it will look like they have more followers.
Unless you already have a following before you get to Twitter, like Tony Robbins or Justin Beiber, then don’t expect an unbalanced friend/follower count to be salable. Twitter is about engaging conversation and sharing information. It’s not about getting a large follower count.
The numbers will come with time. Forget about them for now. Do these things and you will grow your influence and numbers legitimately and with quality people.
4. Start a Blog
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