OMG it happened! I’m freaking out here. A girl I don’t know followed me on Twitter! What to do? Jesus Christ on a tricycle, what the hell are you supposed to do in a situation like this? It’s not like you can contact your friends. I mean, it never happens to them, what the hell are you suppose to do now? I mean, this does not just happen!
Ok now, just relax, I will talk you through this. You can do this!
First of all, just wait and take it easy. It might be a pocket follow. In fact it probably is.
Give it a few minutes. She might realise she has made an followerror and take it back. An just like a dream, it is over, Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
But now if she has followed you, stay cool. Breathe, make your self a cup of coffee. Centre your self, and nonchalantly give her a follow back. Don’t be a creep about it. Just follow back and give it time to breath.
Now are the big questions. How far back into her Twitter stream can you go and favourite her tweets. This is a tough one. There are no hard or fast rules about how to navigate this situation. You kind of have to make a judgement call. If it is a funny person you might go a little further back into her stream. Funny people like other people to appreciate the craft that went into their tweets. But stop before it gets creepy.
But then we are confronted with another question. How do you favourite them tweets? There are two roads you can take here. Favourite few over a period of days or all in the same session.
In an informal poll I made with my female friends I think it’s safe to say that you do this all in one session. It says about you that you saw her, looked over her profile. Favourited the Tweets you thought were really funny and then you moved on. After that you just interact with her on Twitter like any other person. Yes, girls are persons too. No seriously, give it time, it will come to you.
Of course if the girl that followed you is a porn star… then I can’t help you… The rules don’t apply anymore. You are on your own here buddy.
Hope this helps,
With love – Eiríkur Jónsson, social media guru to the stars.