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Do you always leave a comment if you read a hub?


I have followers whom I've never seen in the comments sections and just wondered what other hubbers think about the comments in general. Do you leave comments when you read? Sometimes? Always? Never? Please give your reasons with your answers.

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Best Answer Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Great answer. I guess I'm about the same in the way I read and comment. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Exactly! I couldn't agree more. Thanks for your contribution to this question. Much appreciated.


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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    I totally agree with your opinion on, and reaction to, those who don't answer readers who've taken the time to comment. They don't help themselves, though; fewer people will read their hubs consequently. Interaction helps us all. Thanks for answering

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Kristen Howe says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Comments certainly do make a difference because when you interact with someone it often starts up a conversation and that gets people interested in you and your hubs; a spin-off, you might say! Thanks for answering.

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Joel Diffendarfer says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Excellent point. Encouragement and support makes a huge difference to our morale, our improvements as writers and to the feeling of belonging to a community. Thanks for answering.

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John Hansen (Jodah) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Exactly, John. I was told the same. There are rare occasions when I can't find anything to say. The sales hubs are definitely ones I pass by! Thanks for your valuable input. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

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24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    I quite agree, Theresa. I've had a few new followers recently who've also said they've read my hubs, but no comments at all! Are they just chalking up the numbers? Never mind! Those whom I care about support me & tell me if I'm wrong. Thanks

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Ronald E. Franklin (RonElFran) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    I quite agree; I won't tolerate such language either. Otherwise, like you, I try to find the positives.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer and for your valuable thoughts.

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Mary Norton (aesta1) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Yes, on the rare occasions that happens, I agree. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Great comment, thank you, alan. I sometimes encourage new hubbers to add more information, whilst also giving them a positive boost in some way. I must admit the comments often add wonderful entertainment to the hub. Thanks for answering.

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Mary Hyatt (mary615) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Definitely not super dumb, Mary! I think it's up to the author to make it engaging, especially if they're super intelligent. Thanks for a great answer.

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    I can understand that. I tend to look for some sort of positive in the writing or the subject or just put forward my own experience of something relevant. Thanks for your comment.

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Krzysztof Willman (Chriswillman90) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Exactly! It's all about respect, courtesy and encouragement. If we don't know what people think, even if they vote, then we can't learn how to write better, how to talk to our audience. Thanks so much for answering.

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Rain San Martin (rainsanmartin) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Thanks for your valid comment.

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Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Great comment, Jennifer. Yes, it is a time thing for many & I didn't think about the phone thing (I don't use mine for anything but texts and a few calls!), but that's a big issue too.

    Thanks for the valuable input.

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Judy Specht (tirelesstraveler) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    That's fair enough; I know what you mean though usually a hub will cheer me up (unless it's badly written!). Thanks for your input; much appreciated.

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Zipper (ZipperConstantine) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, I suppose it does. Never thought of people not wanting others to know they've read something. Can't understand why! Thanks for your insightful comment.

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Marilyn L Davis (MDavisatTIERS) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, Marilyn, it's exactly that and can mean the difference between continuing or giving up! Thanks for your response.

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Miranda R. (MirandaWritesStuf) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Agreed! Thanks for answering.

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peachy (peachpurple) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Thank you for answering. It's interesting to see how many people do this automatically.

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Cynthia (techygran) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Thanks, Cynthia. Great comment and I agree totally. I like your point about 'cementing one's place in the HP community' and it does make me feel good when someone comments on mine, whatever they say!

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nanderson500 says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, I agree. Thanks for your contribution.

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Mara Alexander (MonkeyShine75) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Good point. It can get difficult keeping up with everyone's hubs! Thanks for answering.


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Margaret Loftin Whiting (ArtDiva) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Thank you. I quite agree and I much appreciate your taking the time to answer by leaving this comment! It's good to know how many are of the same mind.


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Trudy Cooper (tlcs) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    I leave a comment whenever I can. Sometimes, like others here have said, it's not easy to find a positive but then I say something like 'Good ideas' or something equally vague. I don't correct but send the odd email.

    Thanks for your valued input.

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Monica Langley (monic-alang) says

24 months ago
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SilentMagenta says

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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    That's often a good idea and I know what you mean. Thank you for commenting; I appreciate your input.

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MariaMontgomery says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, I think it's always best to point out such things away from the hub itself. Encouraging newbies is always good. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

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24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    I can understand that approach; depends on the amount of time one has too I suppose. I agree regarding the negative and the votes. Thanks for your input; much appreciated.

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Jyoti Kothari says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, it's nice to encourage new hubbers and leaving any nice comment at least lets people know we've read the hub and that they're appreciated. Thanks for your insight.

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Bill Holland (billybuc) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Totally agree, bill! Thanks for answering. You have a great weekend too.

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24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to answer. Much appreciated.

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Seraph (seraphic) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Valid comments here. I understad but no one should feel intimidated; everyone's comment is valid and every writer should appreciate that. Time is a huge factor, I find! Thank you for taking some out to answer my question. Much appreciated.

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Sam Little (lorddraven2000) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    That's fair enough. I don't agree with leaving negative comments; occasionally constructive criticism but that's all. Thanks for answering.

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Nicolas Ray (nicolas-ray) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Personally, I think it's good to give and receive constructive comments but some are offended. If it's carefully worded then there shouldn't be a problem as we all want to improve, don't we? I agree with you. Thanks for answering.

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Chris Powell (Lefty Jay) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    It does get more difficult to keep up with lots of hubs but if I read, like you, I generally comment. Thanks for your contribution.

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Kept private (carrie Lee Night) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Happy New Year to you too carrie! Thanks for your insight. I do comment on errors but tend to do so via email to avoid offence. I generally agree with your approach though. Thanks for answering; hope you have a great Sunday.

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Mark Johann says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Ok. Thanks Mark. I appreciate you answering.

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Adrian (adriantos7) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Yes, it makes us feel good and any encouragement is always welcome! Thank you so much for answering.

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Vlad (genuineaid lm) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Thanks for your contribution. It seems many do the same as you. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

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Iftikhar ul Sami (iskhoso) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Most who follow me make comments regularly and I try to do the same but when you follow more and more it's difficult to keep up with everyone. However, if I read, I comment 99% of the time. Thanks for answering.

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Exactly that; thank you for answering. I'm glad to find that most hubbers support each other in this way. I think it's important. There are a few times when no comment is understandable but, thankfully, it's rare. I appreciate your response.

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Daniel Abram (MrDanielAbram) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Thank you for answering.

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Ana Maria Orantes (erorantes) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    I couldn't agree more. It's good that you remember to go back; some wouldn't bother. It certainly does take time and effort to write a good hub and we all like to be appreciated! Thank you very much for answering.

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SAQIB (SAQIB6608) says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Yes I think so too. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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Ashok Goyal (wqaindia) says

23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    Thank you so wgaindia; I agree with your points. I know I love to receive comments! I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

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Pennyforyourthots says

24 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 24 months ago

    Absolutely. The interaction is so important and helps us all.

    Thank you very much for your input.

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23 months ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 23 months ago

    What a lovely, easy-going attitude! So many others expect one to be online nearly all the time but of course that's impossible for many and it's good to have another life! Thanks so much for commenting.

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