I think Sam is right, most people spend more time on the For You page than looking at their Followers page. And for some reason, if just one video goes viral on TikTok, you can get tons of new followers who then rarely see anything else you post unless it also lands on the For You page. It’s weird.
It’s also interesting how videos with few likes or comments can appear on the For You page. I find this encouraging as it means anyone’s videos have a chance to be seen by people even if you don’t have a lot of followers or likes on a video. I hope a similar algorithm is built into Byte.