Last week, I received four notifications on new followers, and that was awesome. I’m always happy when I get new followers, it makes my day (almost as much as comments and likes, just throwing it out there, you know, just in case).
I average around eight new followers a week, so you might be wondering what made those four so special. Well, according to WordPress, I was already following them.
Let me connect the dots, if I may (This is gonna turn into a Harsh Reality type of post, isn’t it? Oh hell yes).
Dot 1) At some point in time, those four people followed me (or I followed them first, doesn’t really matter), and as always, that was awesome. We connected, we followed each other. Cue to more awesomeness.
Dot 2) Fast forward a few months/days, and I get a notification that those people, who were already following me, just started following me.
Look, it’s fine to unfollow me. At some point, you thought what I had to say wasn’t cool, or interesting, or maybe you were offended. Hey, it happens. No one can please everyone. It’s life, and I’m super cool with that.
But if you didn’t like what I had to say and unfollowed me, why did you follow me back?
Oh wait, you’re adding people randomly and then unfollowing them to increase your followers/following rate, aren’t you?
Sorry, but this is not fucking Twitter. Your shitty social media gimmicks don’t work here. And I don’t tolerate this kind of shit.
So you just earned an eternal unfollow, assholes.