Because this used to be a thing that happened. I will admit to not really using my own "blog", but rather just checking Jezebel and Groupthink mainpages and going from there. But mostly I would just follow people who followed me, with a few notable exceptions (I think I'm currently following 10 people). However, today I got curious and looked at my account...I have 1729 followers. You guys, I seriously thought I had 6. And it's less about the number, but more about feeling nice that so many commenters I respect and admire follow me (including a lot of you). So I will be going around returning the following love today, mostly by following all of you. Hooray for adding one more follower to what I'm sure is an already overstuffed roster for many/most of you! :)