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I have a question for other bloggers who also use social media. What’s up with the obsession with your number of followers on social media? It’s so bad to the point were if someone doesn’t follow you back immediately, you unfollow the person you’ve just followed! That behavior is so pointless to me. Especially if you’re an artist seeking to connect with your fans; yet your stuck with the idea if you’re following more people than who’s following you, you think this translates to your art isn’t good enough? I really suggest that people abandon this foolish notion. Some even go as far as buying fake followers. I don’t think buying fake followers help as much as you may think they do. Guys, consider the fact, for instance, Facebook. Facebook has reached “2 billion active monthly users” according to Tech Crunch, but this is misleading. Why? Because not all of them are really “active users,” a portion of those users have multiple accounts, in fact, according to Zephoria, 83 million profiles are fake, yet they’re still active. Proof of this is when we evaluate the value of a Facebook group. I’ve been in some groups where the subscriber base is damn near 200,000 people, but the amount of people who actually participate are < 40 per month, out of 200,000. Just to get a thumbs up is like pulling teeth and a toe. LOL. It really depends on what an individual purpose is for being on Facebook. 2 billion users for the month will not even translate to half of those people being interested in what you’re offering. In addition, I think it also depends on the age group as well. People of a certain generation will be interested in different things. Or maybe a lot of people just prefer to keep a tight circle on Facebook. Playlists are also deceptive as well. Just because several thousand people are following a playlist, doesn’t mean people are all listening to that playlist “religiously.” The reality is, massively large playlists are made up of other artists trying to help each other to build numbers, there are barely any “real listeners (especially when the playlist has 6,000+ songs in it, real human beings today don’t have that kind of time, sorry).” Again, with the idea that big numbers will attract, BUT numbers are also relative. Especially when millions of NEW playlists can easily be made by others. Remember, most people like playlists that are manageable and consumable. Stop with the “I’ll follow you, if you follow me game,” it’s annoying, intrusive, and screams desperation. Like anything else, there is no such thing as overnight success. Remember, it’s about personal taste. Just follow the people who share meaningful content that you connect with.

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