Following vs. Followers - which is greater?

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Following vs. Followers - which is greater?

B8trDude B8trDude
Which is greater: the number of people you are following on EF or the number of people following you?

While looking for an answer to this, I came across a similar thread (link) but it wasn't a poll.

Also, if you're so inclined, share how many of each you currently have.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am following more people than those who are following me
B8trDude , v23 , Lily Night , Rin (aka Nire) , boobookittyfuk , Waterfall , dezzydezire , Shellz31 , melissa1973 , Kindred , Jimbo Jones , Linga , padmeamidala , mistressg , Pinkhare , PiratePrincess , null , js250 , kittychilla , Zombie Ghost , The Curious Couple , slynch , Hanna , Howells , Jackol , phunkyphreak , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Eva Schwaltz , haley730 , newfoundlust
30  (61%)
I have more followers than people I'm following
BBW Talks Toys , Redboxbaby , DeliciousSurprise , Dusk , ToyTimeTim , Bignuf , ZenaidaMacroura , darthkitt3n , Gunsmoke , dv8 , Darling Jen , Jul!a , toxie m , Hot'n'Bothered , Jobthingy , Antipova
16  (33%)
I have the same number of each
K101 , Ansley , sarki
3  (6%)
Total votes: 49
Poll is closed
07/10/2011
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B8trDude B8trDude
At the moment, I am following 147 people and have 130 followers (and they're all my best friends )!
07/10/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I stopped following everyone who follows me. I will follow some based on their reviews. Others, it depends on how interactive they are in the forums or with me, personally.
07/10/2011
v23 v23
I'm following more . . . so far I follow everyone back that follows me and I follow if I read a review I like. =]
07/10/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
And I don't "not follow back" to be rude. It's kind of like Twitter of FB. There are SO MANY people who just follow and don't actually talk.
07/10/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Huh. I voted that I'm following more than being followed, because that's what I'm used to on other sites (I always fly under the radar, y'know?), but I just checked and saw that it's quite the opposite. That... that's kind of nice. Gives me the warm fuzzies. You all rock!

I basically follow someone if I like them as a reviewer, or perhaps if I'm close friends with them.
07/10/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
More following me, than I follow...I follow if someone has really interesting or helpful posts, if they have similar body types, write great reviews that I want to read, or if I am amused by what they say.
07/10/2011
Dusk Dusk
I have 101 followers and I'm following 54. I jumped on board and followed quite a few people when I first got here, but I haven't connected with a lot of new folks lately. It also takes me a while to follow someone I interact with sometimes.
07/10/2011
Endocott Endocott
I'm not following anyone, and I don't think anyone's following me!
07/10/2011
boobookittyfuk boobookittyfuk
i am following about double the pple that are following me
07/10/2011
K101 K101
My number is exactly the same. I follow every person that follow me.
07/10/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm following a handful more than are following me.
07/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
I have a few more that I am following than are following me. I tend to reciprocate most follows because at this point my wall is too much of a mess any way.
07/10/2011
Linga Linga
I'm following 1 more than are following me
07/10/2011
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
I don't Facebook, so when the follow thing started here I made sure to follow all the reviewers that I enjoyed reading, so I ended up Following more than I was being Followed. Over time I have Followed every one that has Followed me, so the Following number has remained higher.
07/10/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I have a few more that I am following than are following me. I tend to reciprocate most follows because at this point my wall is too much of a mess any way.
I forgot to add that I have considered paring down my followers list, but I'm afraid that would appear rude.
07/10/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I forgot to add that I have considered paring down my followers list, but I'm afraid that would appear rude.
Yes! This! I am not sure who is still here or not and I feel like I would be offending people. However, I have stopped following others before if they offended me or appeared to be following me to cause trouble.
07/10/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Following 228 with 301 following me. I would bet that half of them are no longer around the site but like others have said, I am afraid to un-follow, it might be thought of as rude or something. I don't really use my wall all that much so it does not really mater to me.

It would be nice to know when folks stopped coming around.
07/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by B8trDude
Which is greater: the number of people you are following on EF or the number of people following you?

While looking for an answer to this, I came across a similar thread (link) but it wasn't a poll.

Also, if you're so inclined, ...
We honestly still don't get the following thing. We are fairly new to EF and love the forum, but just are not clear on the whole following thing. Sounds somewhat stalkery when I got the first eMail saying I was being "followed".
07/10/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I forgot to add that I have considered paring down my followers list, but I'm afraid that would appear rude.
I went ahead and did it. It didn't take long considering I only got rid of people who don't appear to be active. If I unfollowed someone by mistake and they're around, hopefully they'll tell me
07/10/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I have about twice as many followers as people I'm following. I feel like most people in that I don't automatically follow back. I follow people I know are active, have interesting reviews, etc. I used to automatically follow back, but I don't anymore. Not to be rude, like BBW said. Just because there are a lot of people who don't actually talk or do much on the site.
07/10/2011
SexyLilPixi SexyLilPixi
I THINK right now more people are following me. Unfortunately, I had to stop just automatically following everyone back who follows me. It was flooding my wall & confusing the heck out of me. Now I follow back if I'm somewhat acquainted with the person or if thy write really helpful reviews.
07/10/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
My fiancee and I love following people! We're definitely following more people than are following us.
07/10/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Following 132, being followed by 493. I don't follow back for being followed, and I don't really feel bad about unfollowing.
07/11/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
I am following more then I am being followed. Does that make sense? I like to follow everyone but I don't have the time.
07/11/2011
B8trDude B8trDude
I try to follow people who share the same interests in toys or write funny reviews. I usually follow those who add me but not always.
07/12/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I follow more people than are following me. Some may not be around much but I don't want to start a fuss by unfollowing anyone.
07/12/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
Yes! This! I am not sure who is still here or not and I feel like I would be offending people. However, I have stopped following others before if they offended me or appeared to be following me to cause trouble.
I doubt most would notice. I sure as hell wouldnt. If youre like me, at the beginning you tried to keep up with following back. half of those if not more are guaranteed farmers just pushing the button and leaving the super annoying "following" comment. So those type would never notice for sure.
07/15/2011
Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 22