I’ve discussed my thoughts on authority before and I think follower count is a poor measure; but Stowe Boyd as has a great post (where the name for this post came from) summing up much of the controversy.
Two things I particularly like about the post: his spelling out why follower count is not without merit as a measure, and his unshy conviction that influence is a good thing.
To these I’ll add one short thought and one quote. Follower count, for all of its failings is the single measure we can all agree on. That alone is powerful. As for influence:
It is the pressure of our peers, after all, that gives us the support to try things we otherwise wouldn’t have. — BILL TREASURER, Right Risk
A very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to you and your social network. Keep connecting.