Since gaining editor status, I've gained a lot of new followers. It's sweet that people want to see what I post and keep me in their list, but I don't care about how many followers. How do you feel about getting followers?
It means they like what I post here. They appreciate my knowledge. They laugh on my jokes. They like my wit. They find my questions interesting. They admire myTakes. They want to see more from me.
It acts as a validation that I'm doing well on this site. I don't beg for new followers, I don't kiss ass and they don't give me food to survive but they really give me a satisfaction which is more than enough :)
I always interpret that if a person wants to follow me they like what I post and/or the advice I give. And I will follow them back if I remember. I don't always approve follow requests before I approve a request i will see if I know them if I don't, I will creep on their profile and make a judgment. Some guy that I don't know has wanted to follow me several times and on his profile, he calls himself a sex addict. -___- It's a good thing I creep on their profiles before I approve them.