Okay, so today I came online and discovered I had passed 500 followers – 502 (thank you!) and today another two people have clicked follow (thank you!). So just now I thought okay, I’ll go to my widget thingy and click ‘Show Followers’ on the Join thingy on my sidebar and I did that and it says I have 536 followers!!! That’s THIRTY TWO GHOST FOLLOWERS WHO DON’T APPEAR IN MY STATS. Look —
This is on my stats page —
Site Stats » My Followers (504)
- WordPress.com Followers (496) |
- Email Followers (8)
and this is on my email sign up thing where you can show how many followers you have —
THE CULT OF DOTTY WELCOMES YOU INTO THE FOLD. LEAVE ALL YOUR CASH IN THE BOX ON THE WALL. I NEED IT TO FEED YOU AND TO BUY THINGS FOR ME.
Join 536 other followers
WHO ARE THE 32?
HAVE THEY COME THROUGH MY OUIJA BOARD?
WILL THEY EAT ME?
EDIT EDIT EDIT — I know who THE 32 are – they’re from FACEBOOK! They’re counted in the WIDGET but they’re not counted in the STATS! Fucking stupid.
I found out because I had a look on the support forum and this is what it says —
Show total number of followers – When checked, the widget will display the total number of followers, which is the sum of:
- WordPress.com users following your blog
- Any followers from connected Publicize services (Facebook and Twitter)
Note: This doesn’t include blog post (comment) followers.
I’m still scared.
I rarely go on Facebook, I don’t like it.
What does it WANT?