I completely agree with Susie, I love finding out that I have a new "follower" (though I am not 100% sold on the term, I guess I see you more as readers!). Finding out I have a new follower broadens my virtual artistic community, as well as lets me know that people are listening! I remember my 1st follower was Ann Somerset Miles at Journaling the Journal—that was before I even knew that there was such a thing as following. And now every time I have a new follower I love to check out their blog, and the others that they follow. Just last week I got my 100th follower Cheryl at Mandala Oasis. So Cheryl and Ann, I would love to send a little thank you to you to celebrate my 1st and 100th reader.
I am following Susie's lead, and on each Friday during October I will use the random number generator at http://www.random.org/ to pick one of my followers, and then honor them on my blog: by sharing their link and sending them a little thank you for their support.
PS. If you would like to participate in Follower Appreciation Month on your blog, hop on over to Susie's blog and let her know!