When I started out this little experiment, in October 2016, I never thought I would get to 5000 followers. Even 1000 followers were mind-boggling to me, but I got there after only two months. And now I'm about to reach another milestone just before my competition in San Francisco.
After the first two months, the increase in followers started to slow down, and my ultimate goal before heading towards the US was to achieve 3000 followers. That goal was shattered as I started to pick up more momentum at the end of March.
There are probably many reason why there is a spike in followers at the moment, some of the variables are known, but I'll probably keep on analyzing in order to undertand more about social media in the future.