It is tempting to use the hacks. But I decided I was only going to follow people who I wanted to read. So my feed would be filled with things I want to read and not random stuff I have no interest in. It’s not personal or a reflection on their writing if I don’t follow someone. I just may not be interested in what they write.
Being a Yank, I had to Google what a hobnob was. I know, the horror! I don’t think we have an equivalent. Maybe an oatmeal cookie? But yes, I would be willing to consider a swap for some followers. 😉