Why I Won’t Follow You on Twitter


There are so many people that you can follow on Twitter that it can be quite daunting when trying to find people with interests similar to yours. Today I am going to speak through some of the things that will make me leave your twitter account without hitting the follow button.

You only tweet about yourself

If you never interact with other people or respond to tweets then I honestly have no interest in following you. Yes, Twitter is a great place to have a rant or a vent but it is also there so that you can interact with other people. If you are not doing that then what’s the point?

You Only Self Promote

Listen, Twitter is a GREAT place to promote your blog, or your music, or whatever you’re into, but if you just spend ALL day tweeting links to your stuff then I’ll give your account a skip, thanks. I want to read content on my timeline that is not just links and pictures.

You RT Intimate Accounts

You know those pictures that should not be shared all over the internet? Well, the only thing worse than sharing your own pictures like that is sharing ones belonging to someone else. What would make you think that other people on your TL would want to see that?

Your Account is Private

If I cannot see your tweets then I have no idea what you tweet about which means that there is no way for me to know if I want to follow you. So, if your account is on private and I do not know you then it’s just not going to happen.

Your Bio Tells Me Nothing…or too Much

I am not saying that you need to put your whole life in there but tell me who you are, or what you like, so I can at least see if we have things in common and could form a friendship. Also, if your bio tells me every intimate detail about your life and has just a bit too much information for me then I might give it a miss.

Also, and this is a bonus point – Auto DMs – please stop. They are impersonal, irritating, and make me want to hit the unfollow button right away. I have never clicked on a link in one of them before.

Those are some of the reasons that I would not follow you on Twitter. I did a similar post where I shared reasons I won’t follow you on Instagram which you could check out if you wanted to 😉 Also, these are my opinions and you are free to disagree if you wish!

What makes you not want to follow someone on social media? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. February 3, 2017 / 17:43

    I struggle with this a lot. I end up following (or following back) a bunch of people, and then purging every few months…or just muting. :-/

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 5, 2017 / 19:15

      I used to follow everyone back but now I am more selective. I want to see content that I truly love 🙂 x

  2. February 4, 2017 / 12:53

    I really liked your post because I can totally relate. I pretty much do the same as you. I also like to follow people who I had some interaction with in chats. If someone I enjoyed a conversation with follows me, I definitely follow back. I also don’t like accounts full of promotion, it’s boring. Auto DM’s should be banned, although some people I really like do it. I never check out the links and it annoys me, but I don’t automatically unfollow. It’s just one of these things that half of the blogging community hates and the other half loves. Hopen to chat with you again, soon. 🙂

    xx Hailey – http://www.haileyjaderyan.com // http://www.instagram.com/haileyjaderyan

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 5, 2017 / 19:16

      I also love connecting with new people during chats and definitely follow back or follow them first! I don’t unfollow if people have auto DM’s but they do irritate me haha! Yes, let’s chat soon! 🙂 x

  3. February 4, 2017 / 23:58

    I agree with literally all of these !! ESPECIALLY the auto DM!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 5, 2017 / 19:11

      It is so frustrating!

  4. Jasmin N
    February 7, 2017 / 18:48

    Oh my goodness, it’s like I’ve written this! I completely agree with you and oh those automated DM’s… No, no, no & no. 😀

    ♥ Jasmin N // Little Things With Jassy

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 7, 2017 / 19:47

      haha thank you so much! x

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