Every day, 3-5 people follow me on Dev.to. I have posted only a single article so far, and that too was non-technical. I don't have a famous blog, I'm not an expert at anything, and am generally not visible anywhere. Which makes me wonder: why do they do it? To my introvert self, it's pretty unsettling to find new followers very day, and I'm beginning to wonder these are either fake profiles (a few of them are definitely not) or there's an "engagement" algorithm at work here.
Does this happen to you, too? What are your thoughts on it?
I wish I could approve who follows me, but I don't think we'll ever get this feature. 😣