I’m sure there are people following me that are just following back, and they’ll probably bugger off after this (though if they follow back as a rule they won’t see it through all the spam)
But I only follow people if I value what they’re saying. I do check the people who follow me who I don’t follow back, to see if their blog has miraculously changed, but there are some blogs I just can’t stand, so I don’t follow them.
I think it’s awful that such a “free and welcoming” website has such a stupid etiquette system, it’s like saying “OOOH WELL IF MICHELA FLOFFERSTUN WANTS TO BE MY FACEBOOK FRIEND I SHOULD ADD HER WHETHER I KNOW HER OR NOT.”
To take the point to an extreme, what if someone who followed you just posted a load of racist shit? Would you put up? Or would you unfollow them?