I got curious about the spike in new followers (though I’m purposely not posting regularly) so I dived into my list and noticed a bunch of “greyed” out blogs that follow mine but that no longer exist.
I removed one, then two and quickly found myself scrolling through my entire list to delete all the other no-longer-existent blog follows.
Yeah, I said all.
Of course it was a waste of time but it was so strangely satisfying that I didn’t want to stop.
And since I had no mental energy left to do something more worthwhile, I deleted all the ones that were clearly spammy as well.
So my list of followers is considerably less but it doesn’t matter. Why keep them around if they aren’t “true”?
In a few months after I’m finished with my newsletter course, I’ll need to refocus on building my email list anyways so false inflated numbers don’t serve any purpose, right?
Have you ever sifted through your list and deleted followers?