“Followers” is a feature of WordPress that sounds more impressive than it actually is.
A follower is someone who gets e-mails every time you post to your blog, thereby making it easier for them to know about and enjoy your posts.
Only as far as I can tell, Followers (or any WordPress user for that matter) visiting my site do not count on my page view count, which is the only way to really measure traffic.
I know this because some of my posts have gotten two or more “likes” from my WordPress peers before a single hit has been registered. Now, you can read the individual posts from the Home Page, but you can’t “like” it from there. So, basically WordPress users are like stealthy ninjas when visiting my site.
So, while I want to feel good about getting more followers…
There’s just no way to even know they’re there.
So, having said that, I’m now up to two dozen followers and counting.
So, I was wondering how many more I need until we’re considered a cult.