https://micro.blog/alltom says I’m following 3 users.
https://micro.blog/alltom/following shows only one user.
I suspect that 2 accounts I follow were deleted?
As to how I got here… Back when I followed people, the timeline was a mess. A couple people would post so often that they’d drown out everyone else. So I unfollowed everybody but @news and now my timeline is really useful: just important site updates + previews of what my posts look like to other people. It feels like a blogging dashboard!
I still follow a bunch of people, but I moved all the subscriptions to NetNewsWire so I could organize them. Still, it’s hard to reply from NetNewsWire, and it feels antisocial for micro.blog to think I don’t follow anybody. It would be nice if I could follow them without their posts going to my timeline.