Some great comments in response to my post about followers & following back. Especially a comment from +M Sinclair Stevens
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has it exactly right. The wonderful thing about G+ is that you don't have to fret about these decisions. You are not forced to reciprocate. You can let the relationship evolve. Followers will see only your Public posts and you don't have to see any of their posts clogging up your stream.
You already have a way of knowing who's following you. It's on your Circles page. You don't have to waste time adding them to a circle, too.
If they never interact with you, (leave a comment, share something with you) then they probably just jumped on the following bandwagon from recommendations. When you follow them, then G+ recommendations will recommend their friends and their friends. A trickle will become a flood.
If they do share a post with you, you'll get notified and you can see it in the Incoming stream (where it also doesn't clutter up the main stream). I use the Incoming stream to discover new people much more than I use the recommendations because the former group actually tried to share something with me.
If you just add people to your circle because they followed you, you will have to waste a lot of time wringing your hand to unfollow them later."
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If you're looking for some great Google+ tips, by the way, you should follow +M Sinclair Stevens
! Excellent tips & insights.