I honestly have no idea who I’m following any more. Between Tumblr randomly unfollowing mutuals and the general chaos of my blog, I pretty much just look at the icon and assume Friend status based on how well I recognize it.
Does this fall through when people change their usernames/icons 10000%
I don’t actually look at my dash. I use an RSS reader and let me tell you, if someone changes their username and don’t post about it? They are gone forever unless I happen to wonder and then go look to see if I can figure out which one they are.
SOMETIMES dead usernames resurrect with new people.
Why do I do this? we just don’t know