@odd @manton Agreed. These are our blogs. They are for us. Therefore we do what we want.
On Micro.blog (blogs and timelines), unlike with social media such as Goodreads, there are no weird competitions or public displays of metrics and so there is no need to give into those negative — yet perfectly normal — impulses.
If you make your blog valuable to yourself first and foremost, I promise all sorts of good will come of it.