I’m Attracting Fake Followers

What’s their end game?

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Have you checked your recent Medium followers list?

Maybe you didn’t know you had so many fans who love idioms and adages.

Markc- Can’t squeeze blood from a turnip

Sallyp- One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Donnak- Hot as blue blazes

I mean really, is this one person? Are they really paying $5 a month for a fake account? And to what end?

I have another account. Her pseudonym follows me too, but that account actually is for writing articles under a pen name. You understand why. I wrote a few articles there which needed to be written, but cannot be under my name. I hope to develop my writing there too.

However, I really can’t understand why people might troll this way. How do these accounts gain anything? Maybe they are trying to get me to click on something that will cause a virus. Maybe they are trying to sell me something or get my private information.

I looked at one of those accounts and the one or two articles posted seem like complete nonsense. What algorithm is Cathyr- Every rose has its thorn- messing with?

I know I am not alone here. And I know Medium has been made aware of this issue. I just want to know why. Anybody out there have a clue? Or should I just let this play itself out, leave well enough alone, or wait until it’s out of sight, out of mind?

Samantha Lazar 2021

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Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.

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