Definitely. I have friends on Twitter, for example, with hundreds of followers and tons of friends. Some of them gained them in just a few months. I've had 2 accounts and both times it took more than a year and using it every day, posting several times a day, constant interaction, to just get past 100. I was part of a group of meme accounts even where they got tons of attention and still I was the smallest.
I just wanna be acknowledged