My twitter account had around 1800 followers but I decided that I would close the account down and start again. Some may think I’m crazy (which maybe I am), but I just wasn’t happy with the account. I started my Twitter account back in 2010. Back in the days of fangirling over One Direction on a Saturday night as they performed on X-Factor … Yep, I’m sure you can all imagine the cringy tweets. At first, I used Twitter all the time, then for years, I didn’t touch it. When I started my blog a few years ago I started using the account again. So I had all these people following me from my fangirl days and then started gaining all of these new followers from my blog. What a mixed bag that was!
During my nine years on Twitter, my interests changed a lot. This meant a lot of the accounts I was following were not really providing me with content that I was interested in and I was finding it hard to view the content that I was actually interested in. Basically, it was just one big mess! I tried unfollowing loads of accounts, but I honestly followed so many people that it turned in to this mammoth task that I couldn’t be bothered with. For about the last year I was just rolling with the messy Twitter account trying to pretend it wasn’t an issue. Then I decided it had to go and I had to start again.
Discovering myself and developing my brand
I recently signed up to Vix Meldrew’s Grow and Glow online community; may I just add that it’s bloody amazing! I’m currently on this journey of discovering more about myself and my purpose and really trying to nail down the niche of my blog. I’ve been working a lot behind the scenes to develop my brand and get my blogging life together. I’m beginning to take my blog in a direction that focuses on personal development and wellness and this seemed like the perfect time to delete that messy Twitter account and start again. My blog is something that I’m proud of and I really want to begin to develop it and take it to the next level. I use Twitter all the time to promote my blog posts and it’s where most of my traffic comes from, but I wasn’t entirely sure that the One Direction fangirls would really care about this content I’m creating… And more to the point I wanted to be able to follow similar people with similar interests but their content became hidden in amongst everyone else I was following on Twitter.
New blog niche means new Twitter
So I did it! I waved goodbye to the 1800 followers that I had, hit that delete button and I’ve started again. It’s so important to follow people that bring value to your Twitter experience. It’s so refreshing now that I can log into Twitter and see content and blog posts that I’m passionate about. I’ll be honest, I am feeling a little lonely though as my followers have dropped so much. If you fancy giving me a follow then here’s a link to my Twitter account.
Thanks for reading,