Following some would say is not good...but I'm talking about following those that you are connected to. For example we have 28 students in our Commercial Photography program and we all have accounts with the major blogging sites. Knowing people and following them may prove to help you or help them in the long run. Building friendship bonds with fellow photographers is a great tool to have under your belt...you may never know when you may need an assistant or a job connection that can't help you. With today's online presence and technology at your finger tips all that can quickly be solved. So following people via twitter or wordpress...may seem minimal and can have maximum affects that will help you if you work it right! So continue to shake the web!