LOVE this advice! Thinking about the people I enjoy following/learning from, the best ones have all actually responded to my messages or interactions. Even favoriting a tweet makes a big impact to let someone know that you appreciated their interaction, but going the extra step of fully engaging another person does so much.
Thanks for the great comment Jordan! That's the point - wouldn't you like your favorite people to make themselves personally available to you, and isn't it a massive step up in your perception of them when they do engage back?
Don't get me wrong, for some people it's a challenge to make themselves available, but when you open up and start responding to people while you're at a scale where it's still practical, most people will appreciate this massively and will remember you more clearly than others that didn't.
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