Well, Be awesome. Provide good answers,ask good questions, be polite, and be friendly. Just be a "Good" community member and the followers will come. Though remember, this site isn't about following, it is about helping.
Ask good questions, give helpful and constructive answers, and just be friendly to people :) As long as you're following the Community Guidelines you should be fine. Some users also have a 'follow back' policy, which means that they'll follow everyone who follows them. You can also get to know a little bit about other users in comments to leave a good impression. :)
"Follow me I'm the Pied Piper, and I'll show you where it's at. Trust in me. Can't you see. I'm the Pied Piper." No really, tell them you love GHW Bush: http://www.nantes.indymedia.org/article/26139 , and the Bush crowd will follow you, but there's no telling what they will do with you.