seinedoll answered your question: Does Tumblr automatically make us attention whores?
I don’t think so since people specifically choose to follow someone
While I agree with you, I wonder how much of what we write or share is tainted by our need for affirmation from our followers? Someone once told me that your words flow easier if you have a heart willing to listen. So in the absence of affirmation from our followers, how many of us would still continue to maintain a blog?