I'm still in the early stages, been going about a month veeeeeeeeeeeery slowly as a result of procrastination. On all the posts I've made, whatever likes I've generated seem to come from users with bots dropping a 'like' based on tags in the hope that I'll go to their page and follow them.
Usually it's because they don't leave a comment but in some of the cases I can tell because their blog is based on something about a tag of the post (e.g. 'writing') but far removed from the actual subject (i.e. the quality of writing in a particular video game).
In the case of the most recent one, I'm without a doubt that it was automated and the blog owner didn't actually read the post (judging by the content on his front page, not just a difference in opinion, a total difference in ideology) and dropped a like because of the first alphabetical tag - even before you consider the like appeared right after I tagged it.
Now, though I'm quite sure most people are irked by 'empty likes' and such, I can deal with it. However, after my very first post, I got a follower (no like, no comment, so it's even less convincing) with absolute zero connection or interest to any topic I touched on in the post. Yesterday, I took a look at that user's site, and it's clear that it's an automated follow in the hope they'll get one in return.
Empty follows aren't worth anything to me, quite frankly, and I'd rather just prune this person off my follow list, if that's possible. Is there any option to do that short of blocking them? I'd rather stay away from filling up a block list.
The blog I need help with is politetimesplitter.wordpress.com.