1 – Subtract the number of Jims and Johns from the overall subscriber number on your blog. Jims and Johns don’t count.
2 – Announce you are going to die in three days and see how many people wish you a happy birthday. Those aren’t your real subscribers…
3 – Write for four years under the pen Opinionated Man and then one day switch to Opinionated Woman. If no one calls you on it you literally have zero true followers.
4 – Take your subscriber number and divide it by two. Subtract ten from the number you got and then multiply by one hundred. Repeat these steps until you feel like you have the right answer.
5 – Steal someone else’s number?
6 – Announce a free giveaway that requires no entry! If no one signs up you may need to get out and network a little more. People can’t resist free.
7 – Finally visit some of your commenters. If you end up on a site for penis enlargement… you can go ahead and subtract that person from your follower list. That is probably spam unless you like those sites like someone I know…
8 – Go ahead and subtract anyone with the letters “SEO” in their name. They probably aren’t here for you.
9 – You can’t really count Christian bloggers as followers. They only follow one person… and you aren’t him.
10 – Follow all your followers in real life to ensure they are real people. I’ve been following Gary for days and the guy doesn’t do anything interesting… but apparently he is real…