The knack of gaining followers on a Friday is to only tweet extremely fantastic tweets all day and have a cracking bio and avatar.. your new followers may not stick with you tho when you swiftly return to your usual tirades, hashtag games, smutty jokes and "here's my dinner" tweeting..
And why do we all want more followers anyway? To make us feel good about ourselves... and it does, most of the time. Until you start getting into the big numbers and almost every tweet you make leads to people sniping at you, retweeting you with a twist and sometimes, literally abusing you for your opinions.. oh, just me then! OK, if you only tweet jokes and stay off the controversial topics then you are pretty much on safe ground having a large following.
Personally, I like a large following for two reasons.. one to share my humour with as many folks as can stand me, I literally cry with laughter at some of the tweets I have in reply to mine.. The other reason is more serious, I have a lot to say (you may have noticed) on current affairs and general do-gooding issues.. The larger my following, the larger the potential audience and importantly, thanks to the re-tweet, the quicker the information can spread..