Dern! I hit Tumblr’s limit for number of blogs I’m able to follow. To everyone I choose to follow from now on, this means I’m deleting a blog for you.
Wait, is there actually a limit? Half a year ago I was following 2,000+ blogs, but lately that number has inexplicably dropped to somewhere in the low 1,000s. And it’ll climb as I add more blogs, and then it’ll suddenly drop by a hundred or so again. I don’t understand what’s going on.
Both the follower and following count seem to a few bugs bunnies in them. Why can’t computers count? I was following 5,000 blogs. That is the limit. I must have followed 7,000 or so since I’ve joined, treating Tumblr like a news feed, and then gone through periodic spells of unfollowing.
Over the weekend, I unfollowed every one of the 5,000 — every single blog. Nothing on my feed; not even sponsored posts. Tumblr still said I was following 153 blogs. Now I’m adding back all the ones I’m followed by. But you can only follow 200 blogs per day. By late tonight, I shall have a 1:1 correspondence between followed and following. Just mah buds.