Interesting analysis, Kartik!
I will always review accounts of individuals who choose to follow me (this is how I found your account!), and if they're writing about topics aligned with my interests and I think I'll find value in the connection I'll reciprocate a follow or at least react to one of their articles I found engaging. Since I've been active on the site starting in October, surpassing the 100 follower mark has been a goal in order to qualify for the Partner Program. My approach has not been to achieve that milestone as quickly as possible but rather to cultivate a dialogue and network over time. I've been so pleased to see how many readers have connected with me in such a short time while simultaneously discovering the perspectives they have to offer. Thank you for being one of these connections - I look forward to continuing the conversation!