At some point in time, you’ll be at a social media conference, and you’ll want to say hi to me, and you’ll want to say hi to Chris Brogan, and you’ll wonder: How will I be able to tell them apart?
Well, there are some differences, as you can see in the graphic above.
First of all, Chris usually has facial hair, and I never have facial hair. Not since lasers were invented, anyway.
But there’s a better way to tell the difference between me and Chris Brogan.
Last September, I was inspired by two of Chris’ blog posts, The Great Twitter Unfollow Experiment of 2011 and Update to the Unfollow Experiment. He unfollowed everyone all at once, and then slowly added just a few people back to his follow list.
I thought this was a great cure for my unmanageable main Twitter stream, so I did something similar. Over the course of several days, I unfollowed almost a thousand people, and I vowed further unfollowing and to refrain from adding more than a few new connections.
Three months later, Chris is following 386 people. And this is a view of my account:
Yes, the difference lies in our relative amounts of Twitter following willpower. He has it; I don’t.
Confused? Or slightly disturbed? Comments are below!