Many people will tell you that they don’t care about how many Twitter followers they have, and they definitely have a point. It’s more important to have quality people following you than a bunch of bots and fake accounts. However, when you’re starting out in the Twittersphere, it’s nice to amass at least a small following.
A recent article in Business Insider says the No. 1 secret to growing your Twitter following is network overlap. This means that when you see your friend follow a Twitter account, you’re likely to follow it, too. Additionally, the frequency of your tweets and the quality of them also matters.
On the other hand, being a Debbie Downer is likely to slow down the number of people that follow you. You’re allowed to complain, but try to keep it to a minimum.