@patrickrhone As mentioned, your blog on Micro.blog is a public blog, like it would be on any other host. All the following is done via RSS, and someone could follow you in a third-party RSS reader if they wanted to. If someone wants a private blog with access control, they'd have to go somewhere else.
And you can see who someone else follows whom you don't follow, to get an idea of people you could follow. But you can't see if they follow you. And that was by design. You can write on your blog without worrying about gaining or losing followers, and people can also follow/unfollow without worrying. cc: @manton