If you spend any time on Twitter, you’ve probably run across #FollowFriday or #FF for short. You may have wondered what the heck it is. Simply put, #FollowFriday is one way to recommend people as worth following.
Here are a couple examples:
#FF @TammyNMarshall for fantastic support & continuous good cheer!
#FF @myFootpath and @WomensAlly for a myriad of support & resources for the #career you choose.
I have people that support me on Twitter all day long. From the early-morning Happy Wake-up crew to the avid retweeters to the new friends, I am often awed and humbled by the generosity shown by people I have never met in real life. And they stay generous even on those days that I can’t always pay as much attention to my personal networking as I should.
So here’s the #1 reason I advocate #FollowFriday: To give back the love. Call it paying it forward, call it giving kudos, to me, #FollowFriday is one of the nicest ways to spread the good word about great people to other great people.
It works in reverse, too. If I see one of my followers tweet a #FF name or list, I think those people are worth following too.
So if you’re on Twitter, consider giving a shout-out to those who make your day. They might just #FF you right back!
And I couldn’t leave this post without a shout-out to my early morning wake-up crew: @YouTernMark, @myFootpath, @ed_han, @WomensAlly, @Careerbright, @dianaantholis and @Workway. Here’s a #FF to you snazzy, savvy peeps!
Want more information? Read Do You #FollowFriday on Twitter? What #FF Means and How to Use it Effectively.