Before I start. I’m not upset by this, I don’t need any kind words about how the number of followers don’t matter etc. I just find it interesting following these trends and trying to interpret them.
CircleCount has been tracking me since October 2011, when I had 1,802 followers. A number I was quite surprised by.
I now have 19,400 followers. A number that baffles me still.
I’ve been hovering just above or just below 19,400 for the last two weeks. This is a change from my previous pattern of slow but steady growth for the previous 7 months or so. The ridiculous growth rates of the first 12 months being long gone.
So maybe I’ll never actually hit 20K.
I attribute the change in part to my increasing dislike for shared circles and general avoidance of them, combined with a significant downsizing of my own circles.
I don’t think it’s much of a loss because a good 18,000 of you have never so much as plussed one of my posts, never mind commented. So… you kinda don’t count anyway.
Oddly enough despite this I’ve had two of my most shared posts ever in the last week.
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