The trick with having followers is that you actually have to follow them. This can be tricky as it’s time consuming.
If you read what someone has written and then start following them, are you going to continue following them. If you follow 200 people are you going to read, clap and comment on their work every week. Possibly not, unless of course you give up your day job and hire a secretary.
As a writer on medium, is it not better to have a smaller number of followers so you actually spend time engaging in what they have to say?
I re-read my writing just now and counted up the times I wrote the word follow, followers, and following. Good God, talk about word repetition. What would Grammarly say?
Sorry about that, I was just trying to make a point.