Just a quick reminder for all you lovely folks using masto in multi-column mode and your accounts locked/manually approving followers:
Mastodon does not alert you visually (unless you count email notifications) that you have follow requests pending unless you have the Getting Started column displayed at like, all times. Which I definitely don't often, as it's often open with a thread I recently viewed.
So, give a quick check to see if there are any follows pending!
I did create a github issue ages ago to try and improve this but... it has had no love from eugen ;-; https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/13004