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Follow John Chow on Twitter

Follow John Chow on Twitter

I recently made a change to my Twitter account. From now on, if you follow me on Twitter, I will follow you back. At first, I was kind of nervous about doing that because I figure I might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of updates. However, after auto following everyone who followed me for the past few days, I’ve found the updates haven’t been overwhelming at all. If anything, Twitter has become a lot more fun and engaging.

If you are already following me and I am not following you, then send a tweet to @JohnChow and I’ll add you to my follow list. If you’re new to Twitter and trying to build up your follow list, then following me is an easy to increase the number by one more.

Enter My Twitter Contest

Follow me and not only will you increase your own follow list by one more, you’ll also be able to enter my Twitter contest to win a $497 Blog Mastermind course. To enter, you only have to do two things.

  1. Follow me on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following message to your followers

    Just entered the $497 Blog Mastermind contest. You can win by following @JohnChow and retweet. He follows back too!

The winner will be drawn at the end of the month from this list of entries. The script I’m using to track entries is set up to detect so make sure you have that item in your tweet. Good luck!

91 thoughts on “You Follow Me, I Will Follow You”

  1. Arfan says:

    Nice I auto follow as well =)

    1. Tyler says:

      Auto-follow such a impersonal thing to do, especially with Twitter. Sure it’s great but are you really that busy that you cannot check out the person who follows you?

      Then again if you auto-follow everyone, then you’re twitter ‘feed’ is going to be really hard to keep up with. Imagine auto-following 1000 people? that’s a lot of updates to go through. lol

      1. John Chow says:

        That’s what I thought would happen but only a small percentage of twitter users tweet like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. How to auto follow? Some software right? Where to find?

      2. That is a good idea. I wouldn’t worry about the updates, but just let your followers know that you will not be able to contact them all, but you should be fine. That is good that you acknowledged it in your blog though to warn people ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. Tim Jones says:

        That’s what TweetDeck does for you! Break your Twitter feed up into groups and you can easily follow several thousand people in an efficient, meaningful way.

      4. Well, some people are pretty busy & can’t follow everyone. I can’t follow everyone myself.

    2. Richard M says:

      I used auto-follow until the recent phishing scam. I noticed there were a ton of people right around the time the scam hit that started following me and then I got flooded with phishing DMs. So I decided to turn it off for awhile.

      One bad thing I noticed about auto-follow, once you get tagged as someone that does it, then you get flooded with people just looking to boost their numbers. They’ll follow you, you reciprocate, and then they dump you.

      1. Jon says:

        Richard… that last paragraph you wrote is what Twitter is really all about… seeing value beyond this aspect is but an illusion.


  2. GoTRENDS says:

    Sounds awesome John. Just got it done.

    Hopefully I’m a winner ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Li Weng says:

    man I’ve been following you for ages.

  4. what is autofollow? I’m a 4 day old twitter’er so still trying to figure this tool out…I noticed that not many Canadian friends have this compared to FB but its still a great tool to get a growing name out, as you said, each one counts.

      1. I don’t care for autfollow because all the spammers that follow me get followed too.

        I’d rather manually follow those that don’t only have one tweet that says visit me here because the world will end if you don’t.

      2. Yeah it is an awesome site, I also use Tweelater

  5. Sending the tweet right now….I’ve been following you for a bit and just noticed your tweet about the exchange rate from USD to CAD lol ๐Ÿ™‚ .

  6. Sohail says:

    Thatz cool …….. but there are some spammers on twitter as well so you will soon need to unfollow some ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Jonny Tokyo says:

    Someone wants to reach 5,000 followers.

    1. Congrats on reaching 5,000 followers, John!
      I’m following you ^_^

  8. Miridia says:

    Iยดm following You now ๐Ÿ™‚ To get new “Twitters” is a good way how to get new blog readers. In Your case, more fans. Microbloging has in my opinion a big not just social but commercial potential to.
    Iยดm looking for Your “Twitts”!

  9. Mike B says:

    Sent you the Tweet. You are a very prompt man lol! Thanks for the add.
    Follow me @bookerx3

  10. I actually finally took your advice John and setup a Twitter account, but not for my blog, for my other site – we’ll see how it goes!! I will follow you shortly ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Got your follow within a minute of my tweet! Thanks!

  12. Hey John,

    Why not use to see who is following you?
    It’s a quick way to figure out who is following you and who you need to follow back!


    1. John Chow says:

      That site doesn’t work that well if you have a lot of followers. It found people that it claimed are not following me but I know they are.

  13. Reyn Aria says:

    I’ve been using TweetLater to auto follow as well and I agree that it become a lot more fun and engaging.

    I’m looking forward to win Blog Mastermind, but the odds are 618:1 now…

  14. thts cool.. but the question is how do I find out if you are following me? Simple.. by using this tool ;o)

  15. MLDina says:

    I’m already following you and you are already following me. What now? Time to give some stuff away? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. John Chow says:

      You mean like one Flip Mino HD per day for a month? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Why stop at a month? Why not go for a whole year!

      2. Vincent Chow says:

        Go do that one already.

      3. yanjiaren says:

        That would be nice..I am qiwoman over there so how do I tweet you @John Chow?

        I don’t know how to use that facility. I am a bit of a div lol
        This is my twitter I.D and I am following you..Thank you and God bless. I am determined to join the League of Millionaires this year, enough is enough and told my Fiance I am looking after all m fat chickens until at least one lays a golden ruddy egg! It’s all just a bunch of zeroes after some other numbers right?

      4. yaayyy!! We need free Mino Flips!! But anyways, I’ll do with free ML T-Shirts.. ๐Ÿ˜€ 1 a day ๐Ÿ˜›

      5. I wish I could win some of those.

    2. Reyn Aria says:

      Whoa… I’m looking forward to it. May I suggest macbook air? ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. game-girl says:

    I’ll follow you and be a participant.

  17. Glad to hear you’re gonna finally follow me. I’ve been trying to get you to follow back for the past 4 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Foru20 says:

    It’s not overwhelming you because you’re only following ~300 people.

    Once this gets up to 2000 it gets bad. . .you start to miss the important stuff

    1. Atniz says:

      I used to follow more than 1000 peoples. My Twhirl always pop up with 20 new tweets. Sometimes, I just ignore it. Too many things to read. Just before we finish reading the first 20 tweets, we will be getting another new update.

      1. But still, I have ahad some great info from tweeters

      2. I can’t stand the people that feel the need to send out Tweets every 2 seconds. I think if someone is going to send that much, they should at least be informative.

  19. Sky Xavier says:

    Nice! I am already following you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Atniz says:

    I’ve stopped using Twitter for a long time and then return back after a few post from you promoting twitter. Good to see that you are following us back. Not many probloggers does that.

    1. I like twitter its great tool.

  21. I never do the auto follow part myself I like to have a look at whom I follow first.I have been following you John for quite sometime now,but last time I checked you did not follow me back.

  22. SEO Tips says:

    How do you make it so that you automatically follow others that are following you on Twitter is their a feature in settings for this?

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  24. Necoda says:

    I just followed you on Twitter… although unintentionally (I added all my gmail contacts to twitter and you were among them)

  25. I do not know what to say but you have take the decision after so long and after in depth knowledge of twitter, so I am sure you know what you are going to do.

    Just share your tricks with us as well. I hope you wont miss any significant tweet.

  26. Mitch says:

    boy this twitter thing certainly has some traction. Everyone else must have a much more exciting life than me. My tweets would be – at work, at work, at work, at grocery store, at home….zzzz (sleeping).

  27. Pheak Tol says:

    autofollow is cool, but i prefer to manually check out my followers and go to their twitter profile, check out their site and i recently started sending thank you messages for my new followers as well as a start to interacting with them on twitter.

    but ever since i started following john chow, i find my traffic increasing from when i first started my online venture. so a thanks to you as well.

  28. Michael says:

    I am on Twitter several times per day usually and I would be honored if you all would add me:

  29. Sounds awesome John. Just got it done.

    1. yanjiaren says:

      Can you please tell me how to tweet John Chow to follow me? I don’t know how to do it lol!

  30. dcr says:

    Well, if you’re going to follow me back this time, I’ll start following you again. LOL!

  31. Harry Tran says:

    Alright I’m already following you and will send you a tweet to follow me back.

    Nice I will finally hit the double digit followers mark.

  32. I’m in. I’ll be adding you. Good to see you got your name!

  33. Hi John,

    Is it ok to modify the tweet? I guess it should contain the link and your name (@JohnChow)… Do I have to leave it intact? Seems like the autofollow doesn’t work anymore.

    But I’m happy to follow you, anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, you can mod the tweet so as long as @johnchow and the is on there.

      1. yanjiaren says:

        Hello John, if you read this I am still confused, how can I do this @John Chow thing lol. I am trying to learn twitter techniques but I am a newbie. I follow you but want you to give me a peak as I am just a future millionaire that’s all..Just need a few more 00000’s to hang on the end of my bank account..I am now flying through a stargate into your wealthy arena ..of abundance! If I am stubborn and persistent enough you might see this and teach me how to do this Twit @ Jon Chow thing, or some angel might come and reply to me. I never give up hope..Failure is a luxury I can’t afford. If someone can help me I would really appreciate it as I am one stubborn ass who doesn’t give up until it get’s to know how to do things, especially putting in html code.

  34. Iโ€™m already following you, but you’re not following me.

  35. Rahul says:

    Hey what about ppl who have already been following you? can we also enter in this content.

    I’ve also entered in this content. Do check my twitter account too.

  36. Rahul says:

    Hey John,

    I think there is something wrong in the link above… as well as other’s link too. plz do check. thanks.

  37. Chef Patrick says:

    Great contest idea, I have entered. I already bought the Flip Ultra based on your suggestion but heck, I can always use another one ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I have been following you for a long while, but you aren’t following me


    The perils of living in Ottawa!

  39. charging says:

    Must be hundreds and hundreds of tweets/day!

    1. I’m thinking it’s in the thousands.

  40. John, I’m already following you for long ago, but it seems that you’re not following me!

    How can I check if you follow me or not, beside watching all the list of followers or searching your name on my email for a message like “John Chow is following you now on Twitter”????

    PS…how we do it? Should I un-follow you and then follow you again, to be autamtically followed by you?

  41. contentpig says:

    I’m following you as well mr. chow; however, like most of the people here you are not following me either

    I to am doing this same thing. I’ll subscribe to anyone’s rss and leave comments.
    just do the same

    1. Ha ha ha, as they say “scratch my back and I will scratch yours too”, right?

  42. christopher says:

    Great idea, will save a lot of time hitting the twitter follow button

  43. Dot he people who you follow get a free Flip? ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Keral Patel says:

    If you want to check who is following you or not then you can check it here

    1. That’s a good one, Keral, thanks for sharing this. Did you create it?

  45. yanjiaren says:

    I think I did the @ thing now and also altered my settings, I hope you find it John lol.

  46. Must be hundreds and hundreds of tweets/day!

  47. Ali Hussain says:

    Great way to promote your blog as well as making your way into Twitter

  48. chuan says:

    Hi Mr. Chow! First of all, i would like to wish u a hapi chinese new year! Gong xi Fa cai!
    Well, i will follow u..Hope u will do d same. Thanks.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. NPGS says:

    oh great! that’s fair enough … I’m one of your followers

    1. Me too, so I guess you will follow me soon.

  50. 100wordrants says:

    I am fairly new to twitter so autofilling would not overwelm me at this point. Hopefully I get to that point soon!

    1. I’ve found that new people are following me almost everyday. I love it.

  51. Linn says:

    i just followed u on twitter, it’s relatively new to me.. i joined after i saw alot of posts about twitters from u, looks nice though..

  52. Pahn says:

    I don’t really check twiiter much,, I guess I am not really that yet hook to those kind of stuffs.. but certainly I would be following you from now on ๐Ÿ˜€

  53. That’s a great idea. I just followed you. Well hope you follow me back.

    Peter Lee

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