Every once in a while I lose a 'follower'. Gain one; lose one; gain one again. I don't know all my followers, and some of them don't have blogs of their own, so it's often hard to get in touch (or stay in touch). That said, I get a little twinge when I lose one, like today, because they just leave. The number of followers changes, and the blogger never knows why. I think I might know who left today, but I'm not sure...so I can only hope he or she will come back someday -- perhaps when he/she has more time to follow blogs, or finds I've gotten more interesting, or has forgiven me for whatever chased him/her away in the first place.