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I wrote about using IFTTT to generate a rich stream of twitter followers. Soon after, I wrote about how I was contacted about the quantity of posts I had on the same account.
The latter was important because I saw a trend in unfollows, which was easily explained by the comment. My account was firehosing #graffiti and #streetart posts every 15 minutes. This often resulted in dominating my followers’ feeds.
As a solution, I disabled the high quantity IFTTT recipes. Last week, I watched as my account got less than 5 follows, while occasionally posting content. I felt like the account stagnated.
Yesterday, I turned on the IFTTT recipes that produced high quantity of posts. Immediately, I noticed a different in engagement. Over the day, I had over 60 follows and retweets.
I decided I can not curate the te tweeted content and expect to get the same benefit. Instead, I can mitigate the negative effects. I’m doing this by disabling my recipes during my day time, so as not to overwhelm followers who are in my timezone.
This has some obvious issues, but I believe it may actually make a noticeable difference. If I can accumulate followers and minimize the rate of unfollows, I succeeded.