I’ve been noticing followers’ numbers increasing with followers who’ve never appeared as viewers of files on my WordPress site. I know about them through emails. How they got my email address I don’t know; I thought I’d requested that no one including purported new followers be given my email address.
I’ve been learning that followers have become a marketable commodity that I have no interest in. Anyone who wants to read my outbursts is free to do so whenever they choose without registering as a follower; and I don’t want to clutter up followers in boxes just because they’ve committed to being followers.