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What does it mean to you when a members starts to follow your posts? Does it make you think he/she likes how you think or that he / she would like "a closer"communication with you...or both? Just curious.

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Guys, thank you all for the imput.

DUCHESSA Level 8 Apr 3, 2018

If I ever get a lady follower I imagine it's because they're enthralled and entertained with every word I say and wants to have the sex thing with me but are just working up the courage to ask.
Or gathering evidence to be used against me in a court of law.

I hope it's the former and not the later.

I'll just wait right here until that day comes... and waits... and waits...

Anonbene Level 8 Apr 3, 2018

I tend to just think they may like my posts or comments or perspective.


When I follow someone it's just because I'm interested in what they have to say


I think they must not have cable.

Sticks48 Level 9 Apr 3, 2018

And other have the cables on their head disconnected. LOL


It's nicer to think that we share similar opinions or enjoy each others opinions.That being said, sharing private communications would/should be welcome. After all, social media sites are for communicating/sharing. Now I'm all warm & fuzzy feeling. ?

Emme Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

I do it for two reasons: Geographic proximity and interest.

I generally follow the Texans as I find them and others after I've seen a couple of their posts and think they offer insteresting thoughts and questions.

phil21 Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

I am not sure what it means but you definitely have contributed many more interesting posts comments and reply’s than me . You have submitted 75 posts and 793 comments as opposed to my 3 posts and 75 comments .You have 12 followers and I have 20. By my standards you should have many more followers than me.

juli15 Level 6 Apr 3, 2018

Well, not everebody likes / agrees with my opinions.


For me it is I like how they think. I am not here to date people.

jperlow Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

In my experieince here it has meant they have seen some of my posts or my comments on their posts and found them interesting. This could mean they are merely interested in the social/commenting aspect of the site, or it could mean there might be some actual interst in me. I have had some direct communication with site members here, but no romantic connections have been made...yet.

IAMGROOT Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

Maybe their interested in what I have to say, or maybe their waiting for me to slip up so they can rip me a new asshole.
I find it flattering and a curiosity at the same time.

Clare Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

I don't think it is as personal as liking you. I think it is more an indication that you have said a few things that they feel in sympathy with, and they are interested in seeing what else you have to say. If they feel more strongly than that, i think they would send you a personal message.

CeliaVL Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

Sometimes they will message me showing personal interest. Sometimes new members follow other members because of their views. I have 56 people following me. I haven't messaged with half of them. Hope it helps.


I generally follow people who have said something interesting.


Generally, the people I follow are those whom I perceive as having thinking close to mine. Very selfish reasoning.

Condor5 Level 8 Apr 3, 2018

Why do you see it as selfish?

@DUCHESSA, I don't really mean selfish in a negative way. Just that I sort of gravitate toward those who remind me of myself in some way.

@Condor5 Don't we all ? smile001.gif

@DUCHESSA, I suppose, however I try not to transpose my experience and my reactions onto others by presuming they are like me in ways I couldn't know without being personally acquainted. One of the tenets I live by is that I don't know what I don't know. As I age, I take less for granted and understand that I do not know infinitely more than I think I know.

@Condor5 As my granny used to say "We never stop maturing."


I am flattered by the fact, that anyone would want to follow my posts.

Woodron Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

I feel the same.


I have no idea. I got a new follower a couple of days ago. Want me to ask her? Ha ha.


Maybe he/she likes your style and wants to read more.


I think the answers vary almost as much as the individuals. I follow people because I've liked some of their posts. I think two people follow me; it's up to them to say why.

tioteo Level 8 Apr 3, 2018

Just that he/she is interested in what I have to say and or our thoughts are in sinc


Some do tell me and the others I don't think about too much but I do follow them right back.


I can only speak for myself. I follow people whose posts I enjoy reading, as well as those who post questions that are fun or thought provoking. I hope that those who follow me feel the same way. Regardless, if someone follows me, apparently there is value in it on some level and I find that flattering.

Meep70 Level 7 Apr 4, 2018

I avoid making assumptions about people's online behaviors. If I feel the need to know something, I'll ask. That rarely happens.


To me it means something I've said has resonated with someone, I take it as a sign of like minded individuals, a meeting of the minds. It think it is all good.


Message them and ask why they followed you, that way if you like their reason you can keep doing it.

icolan Level 7 Apr 3, 2018

It means they "got your number."

Trust me, darling, I am not one to scare easy. ...LOL

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