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How does everyone get so many fans?

  1. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I look around the forum and it seems everyone has at least twice as many fans as the go hubs.  I have 99 hubs and 98 fans.  Maybe it was a mistake to use my real picture.  Maybe I'm using the wrong mouthwash; I don't know.  How does everyone get so many fans?

    1. curiozities profile image61
      curiozitiesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      A fan store?

      :-)

    2. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Write good hubs.
      Don't worry about the numbers.
      Make appropriate forum posts.
      Don't worry about the numbers.
      And there's nothing wrong with your picture.
      Don't worry about the numbers.

      You've been here for 2 months. You're doing well to have 100 fans.
      (But don't worry about the numbers)

      (And the reason Misha has so many fans is that he fans every new female hubber, and most of them naturally fan him back, because they don't know any better smile )

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Sure Eric, you and Mark appear later wink

        1. Eric Graudins profile image60
          Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Only for the intelligent ones :-)

      2. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        That's a good recipe.

        There's one thing I forgot though, start a thread that is a tongue in cheek 'attack' on Mark Knowles. And then get fans and feedback thanking me for having the guts to say what had to be said.

    3. profile image0
      nazishnasimposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you need so many fans? I have 80 fans but I can almost count on fingers, the ones whom I know and have interacted with.  Some people become your fan so that you become their fan in turn (yuck!). Others do so for the legitimate reason that they like your writing and would want to be notified next time you publish your hub. If someone becomes my fan, it hardly boosts my spirits,however, if someone comes to one of my hubs and posts a comment or two (even though they are not in my fan club), then that is what counts to me at the end of the day. And trust me, even the people who are climbing fan centuries , they too, never listen from everyone of them when they publish a hub - at max 20/30 people or so but that's the limit.

      1. RKHenry profile image79
        RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Now this is helpful information at it's finest.  Thanks viewpoint!  By the your Avatar should win "best in show."

    4. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Here's my two cents:

      I think it's your presence in Hubtivity that counts alot. When you interact more and thereby splashng your name all over, people get the idea that you're kind of, well, popular and they will fan you in the hopes that you'll fan them back. If you fan them back, again, they will be hoping that the rest of your fans will follow your lead and fan the hubbers you fanned. I think it works like that in a sense. "Popularity" has nothing to do with the number of hubs sometimes cool

      1. mandybeau profile image60
        mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Do you think,? I don't usually sign on as a fan to anyone in the Forums.

        1. Cris A profile image60
          Cris Aposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          But you're only one of 660,000 or so hubbers cool

          1. mandybeau profile image60
            mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I know but who the hell wants an e mail Inbox anymore cluttered? .Imagine someone with 660,000 Fans Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well you weould need 659,999, cos you can't be your own fan, and no I haven't tried.

      2. Susan Ng profile image88
        Susan Ngposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with Cris' "hubtivity theory". tongue  I've noticed that since I started being active at hubpages again (i.e. commenting on people's hubs, participating in the forums, publishing new hubs, etc.), my fans have doubled. smile  New hubbers probably see my name on hubtivity and join my fan club thinking I'm one of the top hubbers.  Haha! big_smile  Oh, and some old-time hubbers have also "discovered" me through my comments on their hubs. smile

    5. mandybeau profile image60
      mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The ones with heaps of fans ie over 500 usually just invite them, people tend to then invite them..... You and I are about neck to neck i have 150 fans, and just over 100 Hubs. I only join somones fan club if I like them otr their stories, Some I admit have been more I like them. You are a brilliant writer, I loved the bit that you showed as an excerpt in the middle of one of my Hubs . Just go with the brilliant writing, forget the fans. You have a good strong Avator, obvioulsy it is you, and I think that you are one of the few that deserve to have a serious writing Career, others are Misha Londongirl Badcompany, Goldentoad, there are just some people that stand out in a crowd. You are one of them. I left Chris out sorry Cris also

    6. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, the real secret is ...>
      I offer to pay $10 each on Craigslist. Works for me lol

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You are using wrong mouthwash smile

    1. lxxy profile image59
      lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      ZOMG! ;D

    2. Pete Maida profile image60
      Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks

  3. goldentoad profile image62
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    and shaving helps too, notice how politicians don't have facial hair.

  4. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    LOL well being here for longer than 2 months has helped me! There is a snowball effect  -the first 100 are the hardest to get. I got most of mine for publishing helpful hubs I think

  5. getpaidtopost profile image59
    getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago

    I am new to hubpages but i think you get fans by helping others, answering in forums and generally being a nice guy. all of which comes natural to me.

    Hope this helps.

  6. profile image0
    J-Maeposted 8 years ago

    I am also new to hubs. I asked the same question just earlier this morning. Humm. Thanks for aksing the question.
    Good stuff by the way!

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This question is asked at least weekly LOL

      1. countrywomen profile image60
        countrywomenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well you, Mark K, Maddie R sure can give a few pointers too.

        PS: Congrats!! for having 1441 fans. smile

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you CW-girl smile

          I was giving these pointers much more than one time already, as well as others.

          I can repeat yet another time - what goes around comes around. As easy as that smile

  7. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Well, I'll not skirt the issue.  You asked, so I'll pipe in my two cents.  Keep in mind, it's just 2 cents, so, it's worth what I paid for it.

    1. Your hubs (the eight or ten I looked at) are very short.  They're almost more like forum posts than actual articles.  Hubs can certainly be short, but usually the short ones are the product review or recipe or quick tip stuff.  People who like that sort of stuff fan up on them.  But you tackle cool topics like the abortion in the eyes of athiests thing as an example.  Consider digging in deeper.  Since you're not really going for a sale on something, then the fans you're looking for are the people who are going to come away from your articles moved by your passion or your insight or your research or your depth or whatever part of you shines when you really let yourself have at your issue.  Which leads me to number two.

    2.  Open up.  People respond to people they know.  Put yourself at risk in your hubs.  Being gaurded won't gain fans. I think the cliché is "nothing ventured, nothing gained."  Trust your readers and they will respond.

    So, there.  You asked.  I'm going to assume you really wanted some input.  Don't take down your picture.  If that's really you, dude, you're dreamy.  I wish I looked like that.  Leave it.

  8. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Lissie has published a lot of helpful hubs, and helps out newbies whenever she can, and she does have a lot of fans!I think her advice is very helpful this time too.

  9. countrywomen profile image60
    countrywomenposted 8 years ago

    First of all it is not a big deal to have many "fans". There are wonderful writers who don't have too many fans. From my personal experiences so far in life I feel if someone is either extremely talented or is nice to be around then over a period of time they have more people liking them and I guess the same goes here too at hub pages where some folks who write many wonderful hubs and/or are more helpful/nice to others then they may end up having more fans. Just my two cents smile

  10. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Here's two ways to get fans:

    1. Don't do anything. Just keep writing, publishing, partaking in the forums. If people find you interesting enough, they'll become a fan. Though there will always be those who fan you in the hope that you'll fan them back, which leads me to...

    2. Fan Spamming. Go and become fans of every single person you come across. In the hope that they'll return the favour. A variation of this is targeting good looking women. But if you're not picky you double the amount of chances you have.

    1. lxxy profile image59
      lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Funny, that's almost like the same advice a bi friend of mine once gave me. wink

  11. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    lol  I think Eric's trying to say Don't worry about the numbers.

  12. RKHenry profile image79
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    So are you saying Eric, that your 7 "good" hubs are what has gotten you 500+ fans? Besides your appropriate forum posts?  You've written 7 hubs.  Based on your own theory, people around here r dumb@ss@s.lol

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not all of them. But a few select definitely are lol

      Sorry Eric I could not help it smile

      1. RKHenry profile image79
        RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Remember Misha, what comes around goes around.  Hater.

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly smile

          1. RKHenry profile image79
            RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            hater:lol:

      2. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No apology needed Misha. I agree !

      3. mandybeau profile image60
        mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Could we have percentages, I would have thought that you would have attracted fans, Good persona, same as cris and the others I have mentioned.

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Mandy, what percentages? Of dumbass hubbers? Negligible smile

    2. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Uhhh... what?

    3. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting leap of logic there. Hope you land safely.

      If you care to scratch beneath the surface with a mouse click or two, (and not just look at the numbers), you'll discover that I used to have a lot more than 7 hubs.
      And the information that was provided in those hubs is the reason for my fans.
      Cheers, Eric G.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The reason Eric has so many fans is that his Hubs (and his website) give excellent advice about how to market your business on the internet, and a lot of Hubbers are interested in that subject. 

        I do think being helpful in the forums makes a difference, as well as making thoughtful comments on people's Hubs. Say something interesting and people want to know more about you - they click on your profile, then on a Hub or two, and if they what they see, they become a fan.

        I've never gone in for the "you fan me, I'll fan you" game, but I still seem to have collected a few fans.

  13. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Yep participation seems to be key Pete, and you do that already anyway.
    I change my pic so I dont get bored , not sure if it helps or hinders me (hub score).
    Oh well.
    Often I try to read someone's hub completely different ,from one I naturally feel inclined too , and leave a comment,sometimes I add them ,or they me , but I dont do it automatically. ( I did that ,when I was really new ,then read the guys profile later ,what a wacko lol)

  14. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    Build it and they will come cool

  15. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    @Cris A

    You're right about the presence.

    And although I bang on a lot about not looking at numbers, the 5 zeros on your ID happened to catch my eye.
    100 hubscore.
    1000 posts.
    congrats.

  16. HealthCare Basics profile image82
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Pete,
         I appreciate when someone wants to be a fan. It encourages me to try harder to write substance in articles. Being new here, I have come to learn that you just need to be yourself, not worry about having fans, interact in the forums, and keep writing. Good luck, you will do fine.

  17. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    @Eric

    Oh right! Thanks for noticing. I should remember this day! LOL cool

  18. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Wow!! Congratulations Cris the big 100 !!
    I reached 98 for the first time and was gob-smacked ,but by the time I got back from shopping it was like deflated roll
    maybe it was the thunderstorm.

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Okay so now you know the golden rule: Never go shopping when your hubscore's doing great. Do everything else when it's at its lowest! cool

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Good point!!,but my bum was getting numb from sitting, and a poor struggling writer needed more 2minute noodles lol

        1. Cris A profile image60
          Cris Aposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Oh so now you have to set your priorities straight! LOL cool

  19. Shalini Kagal profile image82
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    Hey Pete - you've just been here 2 months so you're doing great I think - over 100 fans!

  20. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    Hey Cris That is fantastic. Congrats!
    Personally I just go and become a fan of the writer of any hub I enjoyed reading and usually the reciprocate.

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! And I do the same thing - that's why I became your fan cool

  21. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    Its a decision I never regretted Cris! You are a great writer.

  22. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    I would have to say that fans do not maketh the man/woman.
    The passion for two minute noodles helps alot; but I look for the passion of the writer via the writen word - or via the spoken word.. And whether they are interested in NZ or their own country...As opposed to themself.

    1. mandybeau profile image60
      mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How true, and yes New Zealand, is freezing at the mo How is Bumble Town? ilol

  23. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL That's a good one Glen lol Did you double your number of fans? wink

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure what number I had at the time but I was made aware that the run to 500 was at quite a pace.

  24. kea profile image78
    keaposted 8 years ago

    I think you have to have a sexy profile picture!  I'm delaying posting a sexy picture to test this theory.  I think it also helps if you are a woman (naturally sexier than a man!).

  25. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I think for 2 months,100 fans you are going great, so do not fear, just have a beer smile smile smile

  26. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Don't fret it took me two years to have the fans that I do, and just like Lissie said the first 100 are the most complicated, be patient they will come. smile

  27. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    So what you do you go on to say my hub page
      FIRST you join the fan club
      Then you mark each of my hubs, up
      Then you read them all
      Then you put a lovely comment on the bottom

      NEXT

      I follow the instructions above on yours..... simple
      Wish someone would have told me that at first,
      Only really working it all out and I have been around weeks....
      picture is fine, which mouthwash is it?????

  28. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I won't worry but I do think Misha is right; it was the mouthwash.  Maybe I try a different brand of beer.

  29. fortunerep profile image58
    fortunerepposted 8 years ago

    in time you will get fans, become fans of the writers you like and they will do the same.  The last time I looked which was last night, there are 69500 hubbers, I wonder how all the hubbers are able to read each others work,?
    dori

  30. pontarae profile image62
    pontaraeposted 8 years ago

    Jeez Eric, I've just realized I can't AFFORD fans...

  31. RooBee profile image85
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    I will be your fan if you pay me with good hubs big_smile

 
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