How I Got 8,000 New Twitter Followers in Six Months (Without Shelling Out Any Money)

How I Got 8,000 New Twitter Followers in Six Months (Without Shelling Out Any Money)

I’m not good at keeping track of my stats. Whether it be blog visitors, Twitter followers, or Facebook fans, I just don’t pay much attention. There was a time I did, of course. We all do. I just stopped worrying about it somewhere along the line. I only know my Facebook page reach because Facebook has stuck it on my newsfeed page.

So it was completely accidental that I noticed I had more than 18,500 Twitter followers a few days before the end of the year. Being a tad bit OCD, and enjoying those round numbers (and a little bit just to see if I could), I decided to see if I could make it to 20,000 followers by the end of the year. (I made it with few hours to spare. By noon on New Year’s Eve, I had 20,000 followers.)

Of course I was excited, and of course I shared on Facebook and Twitter, which led to several people asking how I got that many followers. When I looked at TwitterCounter and realized that I had gained 8,000 of those followers in the last six months, I was even more excited, and knew I had to share my “secrets.” (They’re not really secrets, but it makes me feel important so just roll with it.) Continue reading