- Check out people following me and if they look interesting then I'll happily follow them back.
- Look at who's following people I follow or who are following me. This can often turn up a few gems - especially if you move in the same circles, as you'll find people you didn't know were on Twitter.
- Check your Twitter stream. Who's replying to your followers? You can often find people to follow through who other people are reply to and Re-Tweeting.
- Use tools like Twellow and GeoChirp to find people in a particular industry or in your area.
- When you meet people at offline networking events you'll often find that they're also on Twitter, find their Twitter ID and follow them.
- Use Google or an internet search engine to check a person's name and see if they're on Twitter. Not everyone uses their own name for Twitter - they may use their Company name.
- Check people's contact details in their online profiles - they'll probably list their Twitter name there too (or they should do).
- Check #FollowFriday tweets - people recommend others to follow. Add a few of your own and give a reason so other people can check them out too.
Twitter: Finding People To Follow
When you're new to Twitter, you may wonder how to find new people to follow or to get more people to follow you. I prefer the natural way to follow people and grow my list of Followers on Twitter. I DON'T auto-follow and I NEVER join lists that promise you thousands of followers. If you're going for numbers then go ahead and do it that way. Here's what I do: