A while ago I mostly stopped actively pursuing followers. I feel like things are more organic and happier when the encounters are unscripted.
As a result or, maybe, as a side-effect, I reached 247 followers last October. Not a huge deal, but I recall thinking how close I was to 250.
And then the deactivations started.
In some deranged parody of a grandmother on a front porch, you all sent me back and forth from 247 to 235 or so at least 4 or 5 times.
But now it’s been reached, and no impetus can derail the achievement.
The moral of this story is that I lose a meaningless numerical stat every time you deactivate. So don’t. ‘Cause it also makes me cry. The thought of you deactivating, not the stat.