I already substantially answered this on Nick Nicholas’ answer to How long did it take you to become popular on Quora?
As I’ve reported in that and other answers, it was a combination of two things:
- No longer paying attention to new followers.
- Having lots of chat with users outside my areas of core expertise.
The topic about me didn’t make as much of an impression on me as it seems to have to some. The attention the “Discord Teens” seem to be paying me has, admittedly, taken me aback.