If you're worried about getting few views on your hubs because you have few followers, you shouldn't be. I have very few followers and still get a lot of views from both within and outside of HP. If you write well and write on the kinds of topics that people want to learn about, people will read your work.
The social aspects of HP and the scores and whatnot really have very little bearing on traffic numbers and earnings. The most successful people on HP (who are not necessarily the people posting in the forums every day) are the ones who get most of their views from outside of HP
Also, the sooner you publish, the sooner people will be able to read your articles. And like alipuckett said, you gain a following by writing more.