I love followers. I love to hear the roar of adulation, as my readers hang breathless on every word, waiting for the next pearl of wisdom to drop from my mouth…
Well, we all know that’s a load of camel ejecta,
but I do enjoy knowing that there are folks who like to read what I write. So it always puts a smile on my face when I see that someone has followed my blog. However, the smiles can turn to tears when I see that it’s just another follower who added himself or herself via an automated bot, as I discussed here and here.
If you’re a blogger, don’t do this. If you follow my blog and it’s clear that you’re doing it for only one purpose – to increase your own rankings – I will report your blog as spam, and it will most likely be deleted. On the other hand, if you really like what I have to say, feel free to hang around… and tell your friends. I could always use a bit more applause.
Edit: I now have over 1,000 followers. I wish all of these were real, but I’m grateful for the good people who stop in to read and enjoy.
The Old Wolf has spoken.
 An example is bloggerautofollow.com. Programs like this are scum. Don’t use them.