I am in the adult niche for Tumblr. I should have done a more specialized niche after reading more about it, but I've already started so I think I will keep up with it. I have 44 blogs (don't ask why it's such a random number lol). I have basically unlimited images (mostly unwatermarked, I try to generally use gifs)/access to unlimited images of general porn. With each account I post 50 posts a day; from 5-11PM EST every day (I think that's what my queue is set too, could be a little bit off with this one). I post a mix of reblogs and original content, utilizing both with tags. I follow ~175 accounts a day, thought it might be better than 200 for staying under the radar. I don't like other's posts, I'm not sure if I should start or if it really makes a difference. With all my blogs I get ~600 total follows a day on average. Split between 44 blogs is ~13.6 follows a day. That's about an 8% followback rate. Is this a good followback rate? What are you guys experiencing? I plan on starting to monetizing when I have 100,000 followers in total. Right now I have ~6500 (~150 per blog). At the rate I'm going it would take 5 and a half months... do followers start to grow exponentially? Is it worth it to keep the proxies ($65/month via squidproxies) and VPS ($330/month + $10/month for extra 10gb via poweruphosting..) for another 5 months (~$500)? Will I surely make more than that back with 100,000 followers? I am new to this so I'm not really sure about anything.. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. I do plan on starting to monetize with Twitter and Instagram as well.. I think it would be okay to use the same proxies making the only added cost the bot software.