Why do you want followers anyway? It doesn't make any difference. Following people if you like their answers makes sense because you can go to connections and see what answers they put but having followers makes no difference what so ever.
Why does it matter how many followers you have? You get more respect by not asking for them. Also you can always tell the people who don't earn their followers. Like say Hippy has 300 followers and follows 300. Yep. Most don't play the follow me and I'll follow you. Kinda like Facebook no one cares about how many friends you have. JS