So ... you have created a bright and colourful Twitter profile with a great pic; eye-catching wallpaper and an engaging bio. What do we need next? Gain some followers ... right-o.
What should we look for in potential followers? Firstly, you need to look at who is your target audience. For me it is readers and YA peeps. Do I want BDSM and erotica? No thanks. I don't want to scare away my readers by retweeting the more niche genres.
How about those in languages you don't speak? Hmm ... if you don't understand them, then they probably won't be chatting with you.
Some profiles have just a name and Twitter handle but no picture, wallpaper or bio. I tend to avoid these, because we don't know anything about these 'eggs.' (The egg is the default picture when you haven't uploaded one.)
Remember that engagement is the key, so try to pick tweeps who follow a large number of profiles themselves and also those who retweet and comment on other tweets.
My advice would be to be the kind of tweep you wish to follow. I do this by RTing others and replying to interesting tweets and to folks who engage with me.
What do you look for in a tweep?
Kasper is on Twitter as @KasperBeaumont