Hey THE QUEEN, just to let you know there are a number forum thread, dedicated to this question and if you search through the forum threads you are sure to find one. However, I will give you my personal take on it, since you asked it here- I do not follow everyone who follows me. I follow those who I read. I have many followers because of many different reasons. Some like my views, some like the way I think, some like my compassion for others and some just like me. I do not ask for followers, people follow people out of respect for them as a person. It is not to be used as a game, like you win something special to gain, because in the end there is not. There are plenty of people who feel the same as I do, and then there are some who like to follow along following everyone. To them it's a game.
Unfortunately what is missed is the point of HubPages.com and why it exists? It gives a writer a professional platform for almost anything, within moral standards. There is no nudity(should find any, please report) and not aggression type writing, as well, as hatred. It is a way to make a living from writing, and with good effort could rate high returns on something that doesn't cost anything to begin with.
So, I guess it basically comes down to an individual perspective about why they are here to as how they will follow people. That's about it.