What Does #FF mean on Twitter

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.

Example of a #FF tweet on twitter

Example of a #FF tweet on twitter

#FF@TamarThreads – Check out their wonderful hand dyed brightly coloured threads and fabrics pic.twitter.com/SvpUAlHqWB

— 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! :)

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I make porcelain home decor, accessories, jewellery and buttons in Gunnislake, Cornwall. My work is inspired by the countryside surrounding my home in the Southwest.

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