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Someone following you is okay but if you have your mail settings to only receive message from people you follow, don't follow a person until you trust them. A lot of people use following to filter their feed.
I have Many who have been Following me for over Two years and Many who just Like what I have to offer, as far as Helping Others goes here, dear. I have just a handful though who is really just Family and Friends. However, I have a Private Setting that doesn't Allow them to Follow me anymore until I open the Door... And see what they are all about or Who is Following them. It can Affect you later on if you See that a Male gagger Sometimes has More in Store than Meets the Eye and you end up Blocking him. Other than that, by Accepting Followers and do Following he accumulates or it can, and to be Honest, we all don't chat. Good luck and Good going. xx