Attention eBloggers: There's a cool new "gadget" that you can apply to your sidebar. I didn't even realize it existed until one day I signed in and saw that I had "four followers." Not knowing what the crap that meant, I clicked on their names only to see that I could follow THEM, too! Awesome! So I think it just means that you visually show your support for certain blogs.
So if any of you put the "Followers" app on your blog, I will gladly follow you! And you can edit the title, so instead of "Followers," you can say "Minions," which I did. It's a reference to The Venture Bros.