Since Google basically killed Jaiku, I’ve moved back to Twitter, where I first discovered this whole microblogging thing. I now have 2 accounts – my personal @rcadden account, and the @symbianguru account, for my Symbian-Guru.com website. I use Tweetdeck on my computer(s) and Gravity on my phone(s) to keep up with things, and it works out quite nicely. However, I have a question, and I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.
For my @rcadden account, I currently follow roughly half of the people who follow me. I get alot of spam followers, so that makes sense. Periodically, too, I’ll go through my followers and follow anyone who I might actually know, but slipped through the cracks. Contrarily, on my Symbian-Guru account, I don’t follow anyone, currently. I am, however, gaining an increasing number of followers (as hoped and expected). I’ve had one person comment that I’m not following anyone on @symbianguru, and ask why?
My reason is that the @symbianguru account is for me to broadcast things (blog posts, special deals, symbianguru-related comments, etc). I do spend specific amounts of time there responding to others, and using it for events. I don’t follow anyone there because I follow anyone I want on my @rcadden account. I don’t need to follow anyone on @symbianguru, therefore. It would only serve to junk up my main feed.
My question then, is this rude? Is it rude to want and expect others to follow you, without so much of an inkling of a desire to follow them?