This week there has been arguing, debating, whining, complaining, comparing and all other sorts of conversation about which list of influential list of Twitter users is better, cleaner, more important, etc…
It all started when Stefan Swanepoel @swanepoel published his first list this past Sunday of 100 Influential and Interesting real estate people on twitter.
His first list started a little bit of Hubub about how it was great and other thought it was horid and filled with spammers. I will agree somewhat that the first list had some people IN MY OPINION were neither influential nor interesting but instead tweeted out crap, but that doesn’t matter.
He then on Wednesday of this week published another list of another 100 Influential and Interesting real estate people to follow up to the first list. It was also a good list (and better IMO). But that doesn’t matter.
On Monday between the publishing of those two lists, Dustin Luther @tyr did his own list of 50 Most Influential Real Estate People on Twitter.I will be honest I like Dustin’s list better. Not because I was on it or who was on it. Instead I liked it because it was a geeky representation with little emotion that went into building the list. It was 99% analytical and 1% emotion.
BUT NONE OF THOSE LISTS MATTER!
Because those lists are not YOUR lists. It is their lists.
Yes, their lists had very great recommendations and others that I wasn’t interested in. But still it is MY opinion and Stefan and Dustin’s lists were THEIR OWN opinion of whom they thought was interesting and influential.
So then what is the point?
Make your own list.
You might have thousands of followers, but there really is probably only a few hundred people that are influential and intesting to you. Make that list and keep in contact with that list.
Or, make a few lists such as:
- Industry People
The main thing to remember is to connect with your list. If you have a list but do nothing with your list then it’s pointless.
If you want to connect with me on Twitter I am here @lorennason
I know, I know.. I should have a Twitter link in my sidebar, and maybe I should finish the redesign of my site. But I do apologize as I have been busy working with others to make their lives easier when working with technology.
Was I bummed I was not on Stefan’s list (i know you’re wondering if i was)
Nope. It’s not because I don’t think Stefan doesn’t like me or think I’m not influential. It’s just because neither of us have interacted and therefore are not acquainted with each other.
We are now. Hi Stefan, thanks for the great content you and Dustin have provided me.