I think most of us have been in the situation of being a new user on twitter and on a Friday seeing lots of tweets hashtagged with #FF – and being totally confused as to what on earth it means!
#FF on Twitter
#FF is Short for #FollowFriday – Tweeters hashtag #FF or #FollowFriday within there tweet to recommend other twitter profiles to visit and follow!
This is what a #FF tweet can look like on twitter! Note that adding a hashtag creates a clickable search word – click on it and you will see all the #FF tweets grouped together. To tag another twitter user make sure you follow there account and add a @ sign before their name.
— Melissa (@melissaceramics) September 26, 2014
#FF Tips – Don’ts
1. Don’t tweet a mass group #FF (see example below)
#FF @melissaceramics, @tamarthreads, @cotehele, @glassbyamy @twitter @facebook
You will find people are less likely to follow, and will pass the tweet by as it looks quite spammy – also twitter moves so fast people need a quick kneejerk reaction – to click or not – one link with info about why they might be interested and they will prob click – lots of links and no info and they will move on the the next tweet in the feed.
2. Don’t recommend just for the sake of it – give a reason, maybe an artist you love, or a brand you use or even someone you have been connecting with over the week – remember you wouldn’t recommend a brand you don’t know, so don’t recommend a profile on twitter you don’t know. Tell your followers why you are recommending and why they should follow to!
#FF Tips – Do’s
1. Personalise your #FF tweet – why should your followers follow this profile – why are you recommending them?
2.If you are mentioned in a #FF always send a thank you tweet (you don’t need to create a #ff recommendation for them though unless you genuinely want to recommend them!)
So there you go, you are ready to do a #FF tweet now!
If you would like to follow me on twitter that would be fantastic! :)