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I cut down my sarcasm and negativity on Twitter and look what happened

It was recently brought to my attention from a very notable social media influencer that I should make some changes on Twitter if I wanted to stop losing so many followers. Mainly:

  • change my profile pic to one where I am smiling
  • stop being so sarcastic
  • cut down on the negativity
  • play well with others

So I decided to do that for about a month. I didn’t eliminate my “colorful” attitude completely, but I did make a conscious effort to be more positive and relatable. I was truly delighted with the results:

twitter sarcastic and negative

Up until now I was steadily gaining a lot of followers, but I was losing about 80% of them as time went on. Getting new followers was not the problem, keeping them was.

A good example of some of the problem tweets that I had was stuff like this:

While it isn’t really offensive, it’s not exactly helpful to anyone either. Yes it got a few favorites from people, but ultimately isn’t going to engage any viral conversation.

I refuse to change who I am as a person, but I also know I need to play the game if I want to grow within the industry.

Patrick Coombe

Patrick Coombe

Patrick Coombe is an internet entrepreneur, SEO consultant and web developer living in Delray Beach, FL. He is the founder of Elite Strategies.
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