Of All of Your Many Followers,
How many do you think have ever seen any of your articles?
If you’re like me, every day you get at least one notification that you have a new follower. For me, it’s usually someone I never heard of. I ponder whether or not to follow them. I see that they haven’t written anything yet, or they have published one or two articles on subjects I have absolutely no interest in. Unless they write about technical stuff, Bitcoin, or they are trying to sell something, I usually say” what the hell” and follow them.
The whole process is like lending a relative or friend money. Once you give them the follow you never hear from them again. When I see the notification of a follow, 99% of the time I don’t see the name of the follower attached to a response, a highlight, or a clap. And I never see them again. They’re not smart enough to show the least bit of interest in my writing to reel me in as a follower.
I’m sure there are many people here with what I call “phantom followers.” I just wonder how many of my 1300 followers remember who I am. Well, to be honest, I don’t care that much. But I have come up with an idea that will occupy those cold, snowy winter days. I’ll simply unfollow all those people I have never interacted with! Wow, I feel good already.