Don't count numbers; focus on adding wealth to the network. One plus one equals far more than two in a growing network.
We should focus always on the impact of our education. Are we having an impact on the conversation of learning? Do we influence this conversation? Sometimes just sheer numbers does not give a quantitative analysis of our value and influence on the network. The value of the networked conversation comes from the combined learning shared by all involved in the network. The more who are aware of what we know, in a polite, civil, way, creates a higher amount of value for the learning we possess.