I don’t follow everyone who follows me on (or previously Twitter) for a number of reasons, all selfish. Here are a few:

On the date I’m writing this I follow 73 people on Sure it’s not a massive number, but it’s enough for now. Some are more prolific than others.

Important to note: I read my timeline daily. All of it. Sometimes it takes more than one day to get through it all.

I skip over some posts of course, but the key thing to remember is I have directed posts (the one side of conversations of people I follow) turned on. It’s a lot of posts.

I used to cite my now-practically-inactive Twitter account as evidence that I’m over-committed on social networks. That’s no longer the case but my reading strategy is unfortunately still based on that network.

So, if a user’s average post count is low I’ll follow.

One day I’ll figure this out but I’m such a nosy sod I reckon it’ll take a while. I hope this helps you understand why I may or may not follow you.

Thankyou for feigning patience!