On 19th September, @Brofee tweeted:
#Writers #Authors!!!You should all follow this guy:@adwinch because he is the one responsible for this great list:bit.ly/1t1FHQb#FF
This was very nice of him and Brofee has 1,040 followers.
@Chris_C_Meeker then retweeted and he has 7849 followers.
@Nememiah then retweeted and has 12,059 followers
@PedanticEditing then retweeted twice to their 3757 followers.
This was all very nice of them all, and I appreciated the message they were sending to their followers. But what were the results of one tweet sent to approximately 25,000 people?
There was a 22% spike in the average number of people visiting my website the day after, but this also happened two days before the tweet and is normal for my website. After six days how many people used this tweet to visit my website? TEN! Or to put it another way out of 25,000 who could have received this tweet only 0.0004% acted upon it. And how many new followers did I get? ONE!
It may well be that I am not just not interesting enough in the Twittersphere (I'm not and I am happy with that), or maybe 500,000,000 new tweets a day (according to Forbes) is just too much for people follow and in this great wall of twitter noise people stop hearing. It's just like being back at that party I was talking about at that start.