So, Big Brother 11 has been over for about a month or so and the houseguests have been home, doing their own thing. They’ve been out and about, doing interviews, getting on Facebook/Twitter/Myspace and even making their own blogs. And the fans have been gobbling it up, every bit they can get.
I (Ahrean) can admit, I eat that up as well. I love it. I grab every nugget I can get and read it because I genuinely love hearing all I can. You almost feel like you are a part of their lives because they were a part of yours all summer long. However, as a fan, you have be realistic as well. And this sucks to say, but the houseguests most likely DON’T know you as individuals. They do care, in the sense that without the fans there wouldn’t have been a show and without the show they wouldn’t have gotten the exposure they have now. BUT that doesn’t mean you get to place unrealistic expectations on them either.
Case in point. Jeff and Jordan.
If you check out their Twitter accounts (Jeffschroeder23 and BBJordanlloyd) you will see they have over 15,000 followers each. That’s nowhere near Ashton Kutcher territory (he has over 3 million) BUT for a Big Brother houseguest, that’s alot. Both are new to Twitter, they’re just learning how to do it and such. In recent days I’ve seen more and more tweets to them, especially Jeff, asking why they don’t respond to fans and whether or not they care. Trust me, they do care. And if they could, they’d respond to each and every one they get BUT think of it this way…..15K followers, let’s say each follower tweets them at least once a day. That’s 15K tweets a day to respond to. It’s literally NOT POSSIBLE physically for them to respond. And then you have the stalker factor.
Poor Jeff has already felt that a bit, if not directly, in the sense that he did respond to one fan and, well, now the interpretation by others is that person feels as though Jeff knows them personally and has been saying things as such, to an extreme to say the least. Whether or not it’s because they like to rile others up or whether that person truly believes they know Jeff in that intimate of a nature, either way it shows exactly why they can’t respond to each and every Twitter.
It is not fair to other fans who would truly love to be able to get a “Hey” back and leave it at that BUT this isn’t a perfect world and some people take one response and stretch it to scary extremes.
Again, trust me, all the houseguests would love to be able to respond to every person that tweets them BUT they have to live too, they have their own lives. So leave them be, and be happy with what they put out there. If they can respond and want to, they will, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to push for more. They do appreciate the fans and they will put out there what they can, but one might not ever hear from them directly either.