A few weeks ago, I started noticing this section on blogs I read called "Followers." Or whatever the fuck it says. Then all of a sudden, it said I had a couple of followers. Since everyone was doing it and I'm a total fucking sheep, I decided to add the widget.
And now your numbers are growing. But I still don't understand what exactly The Followers are or what it means when you follow a blog. Do you get updates when I post? Is it just kind of like a reading list when people go to your profile? Is it a way to see who, other than you, is reading a blog?
Yes, I realize I could probably do a little snooping around and figure it out myself, but I'm fucking lazy.
Or is this something a bit more nefarious? I'm wondering if I can start embedding subliminal messages into my posts; slowly gaining your allegiance. You won't even notice the changes you're making in your life. They'll be very subtle -- so subtle as to not arouse suspicion. Then one day, when the time is right, I will post the trigger word. You'll spring into action to do my bidding and together we'll take over the world!
I mean, not that I would do something like that. Come on. World domination is so not my thing.
But I would totally be a kind and benevolent ruler. Promise!