This is very simple to do. Whenever you get a notification that someone has started following you, you just click the plus sign below their name and start following them too. They deserve this. At least I feel so. I am not a celebrity, so, when someone starts following my blog it becomes my duty to follow theirs.
Now some of you might be thinking many things about the practicality of this. I understand. It’s not possible to go through all blogs. Despite having 15 hours free at my disposal I can read only 50-70 blog posts a day at best. Is then following so many people waste of my time?
Am I contributing into a virtual society where things are not quite what they seem?
No. It’s true that all of us have more followers than actual readers and engagers. Still it’s not a bad thing for community and blogging. What would I do if I have ten thousand followers? You may ask!
Keep following people. Without proper exposure you remain in a shell, in a cocoon. When you get exposed to many blogs, many people and many ideas, you expand as a blogger and as a person. Never ever hesitate to click that follow button just because you think you won’t be able to read through all the blogs you follow. No, it’s not a must that you do read all blogs you follow, you always have a choice.
When you reach a point where you have more followers than you can manage you always have choice of limiting interaction. We all know that in the long run we are very likely to interact with those who are most active and with those who have ideas most coherent to ours. But it doesn’t mean that you should not get exposure. When you keep getting exposed you find a great many people who have similar ideas and expanding is always good because you can manage it before crashing. But to choose to stay in your cocoon because of fear of not being able to follow through is not healthy in my humble opinion. Since blogging is socializing it’s only justified that you keep expanding and later you come to find your best balance. I hope it would help some of us!