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Why you shouldn’t thank people for reading your stuff (as shocking as that sounds)

Posted by Alex Rodríguez

Often times, I see people thanking others for following them on Twitter, a bad habit carried over from older types of media, in which the one being observed thanks the audience for observing.

Thanks for watching!

Thanks for listening!

Thanks for following me!

However, when you come to think of it, people don’t follow you to do you a favor. They do it entirely for selfish purposes. They follow you because you give them information, because you entertainthem, because you answer questions for them (or that are at least relevant to them), because you give them something they want… Because you give them value.