As per usual, I logged into my Twitter account the other day (@AndrewKelsall), and I was amazed to find that I had nearly 500 new followers—just a night after I last checked. Bemused of this, I tweeted how strange this was, only to discover just after that @cameronolivier already tweeted me in congratulations for making a “Mashable List“.
To be honest, I’d visited Mashable before, but didn’t really use it. Just then, I was been tweeted up to 20 times by other “tweeple” that ‘I had made’ the Mashable List 85+ of the Best Twitterers Designers Should Follow. I was pretty amazed—and there I was, 2nd form the top of the list (right under @abduzeedo). This wasn’t because I was more “tweetier” (if that’s even a word) than anyone else, it’s just that the list was in alphabetical order.
Cameron Oliver, who was also featured, tweeted me that he didn’t receive as many followers that I received, so having a name beginning with the letter “A” certainly helped. A
few days later now 3 weeks later, Mashable have sent my way 2000 Twitter Followers. I feel very honoured to be part of this list—and I don’t really think I should have been there. But, things as they are, it’s was a great experience to be recognised!
Have you had a plug from Mashable before? Have you had any large influx of Twitter users follow your updates?
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