HEY! Why are you following me?!

But actually, I feel like I've been followed more times in the last few days than***** in the many months prior. I certainly haven't been more interesting or insightful, so I assume there is some nuKinja reason for following. I've been pretty busy over the last week and haven't been keeping up with the ins and outs of the new system, but I'd like to know if following is becoming a more important feature so I can follow you folks accordingly!

*****should this be then or than?! I usually have pretty solid grammar instincts but I have overthought this particular word and context too much and now it's driving me a bit bonkers.