If you want to chat and have lots of followers, this is presently (I cannot predict) the wrong place. You are in a pickle, since you say you are bored by other people's threads. Some of us may not feel ready to answer your questions that have been discussed here to a fairtheewell, when you could just look up those threads by searching, the tags or the search function, and add to the ongoing threads.
There are many threads here, some intellectually fascinating; some filled with banter that is occasionally of high order, more often low and that's good too; some threads are divisive and filled with vile snark, and even those are not always a waste of time.
I remember being in a place similar to you. My parents subscribed to the New Yorker magazine and most of the cartoons there puzzled me. I still looked at it since I was probably avoiding cleaning my room or mowing the lawn*, and gradually learned a lot.
*Those were my female Beaver Cleaver environment days, relatively short in a long life.
Why do you think followers are important? Numbers simply are not. A lot of us already like you. You want us to stand on our heads? Real life is often more subtle that friending online.
Me, I've never looked at the My Friends thing in the light blue grey banner at the top of the page.. If I want to look someone up, I will, by clicking on the person's screen name, or find it in search (look at the top of the page in the blue banner), and then I will click on the name and see the person's last posts, actually, all posts. I guess I keep my following list just in case.