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Chances are you have lost followers at some point. Anyone on social media has been dumped at some point. But, have you ever lost a follower that surprised you? Or have you been disappointed to find out that you lost a follower that you valued? If you have, it’s ok. It happens to all of us.
But sometimes it can really suck. See, I’m one of those people who is a people-pleaser. It’s a blessing and a curse. I know I work harder for my clients or bosses because I want them to be happy. And that isn’t always a bad thing. But I also tend to take things a little more personally when something goes wrong. I’m trying to get better about seeing the big picture though.
Sure, we all lose followers. When it comes to platforms like Twitter and Instagram, followers come and go almost daily. It’s the nature of the platforms – some accounts are spammers or fakes and they get deactivated; some accounts are just looking to increase their follower numbers and will unfollow you if you don’t follow them back. Even Facebook has those users who only like your page for a promotion or contest and then unfollow you when the event is over. These are expected and I don’t think many of us take these too personally.
And, yes, I’ve even unfollowed people myself. I’m obviously not exempt from this act.
But every now and then, you lose followers that surprise you. People that you talk to online regularly, or at least share “likes” with regularly decide to dump you. Sometimes you may not even know they did. But thanks to analytics and stats tools, sometimes you can’t help but find out.
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