There’s also a balance Jon. We someone invites me to connect, I reply with a message (from a template) that gives them 4 bullet points about how I might be able to help them. But I always customize it to be relevant to the who, how, where & what. But Twitter -you got to engage with me, simply because followerships can be like “paper in the rain”.
My Twitter profile even says “I don’t follow unfollowers”, & yet I still get 20 of these per day. Go figure.
The challenge is not just I being a person, it’s also being personable.