I’ve tried growing my audience on Twitter by using Crowdfire and other similar tools. Basically the strategy is to follow other people so that they would have a look at your profile and follow back. But that doesn’t work. People don’t care about you, unless you interact with them. So, it’s time to let go of the vanity metrics and get back to what’s really important – building real relationships with real people. To start real conversations. To start caring. Music is about creating a connection and conveying a feeling, so if you don’t care, why should anyone else?
Stop spamming, start caring
Following someone, if all you really want is to grow your follower count, is not going to be good for anyone. I’ve done that myself, and believe me, it doesn’t work. People are so tired of all the spamming and self-promotion, that if someone actually cares, that feels like a breath of fresh air. What you give is what you get. You don’t deserve anything more than you’re willing to give.
What social media is really for?
Social media brings people together around the topics they care about. By giving something to the community, you deserve to be noticed and cared about. But if you’re just a leech with nothing but self-promotion to give, you’re not worthy of anyone’s attention. Give, and you shall get.