This jus doesnt make sense to me....I spent countless hours faning people and writing sincere comments about their hubs, but I just dont seem to get the love back..am I the only one that notices this? And if im not can someone please give me an explanation as to why people do this.......God, you hubber are driving me crazy lol
Outside traffic pays you, fans dont ! Look at mine I have 350, now go look at my comments on my last hub, do you see 350, noo ya dont. You dont need fakes, sorry I meant fans, go for the outside traffic !
You're confusing fans with friends. If you're a fan of Beyonce, do you expect her to give you the love back? No. You're her fan because you like her work (or maybe her butt, but you get the picture).
If I join someone's fan club, it's because I genuinely like their work. If you join my fan club, I'll look at your profile and your Hubs and I'll join if I want to see more. Or not. Nothing to do with love!
Marissa-- I love your posts. (see, it does have a bit to do with that.) A minute ago I belatedly became your fan. People who have 800+ probably aren't impressed, but I did it because you have uncommon sense.
i'm new but i have already 'become a fan' of a few people; and i did that because i either appreciated the helpful and useful comments they make in the forums or in their hubs, or i like their hub topics. i wouldn't expect them to 'fan me back' in kind, as this isn't a social networking site and no one has an obligation to 'show love' to anyone else, even if we comment and fan them.
This is one aspect of hubpages that I seriously contest. I don't think that just because someone fans you, means that they HAVE to fan you back. Sure, it's a nice gesture on their part, but what if I don't want to be their fan? What if I simply am not into the type of writing they do? Isn't that the whole point of becoming someone's fan, to show that you appreciate and are sincerely interested in their PARTICULAR writing? And not just acquiring new fans for yourself? Sure, it is important to get fans, but this you-scratch-my-back, I-scratch-yours kind of fandom you talk about just seems to eliminate the real point of having fans in the first place! Plus, you've only been here a couple of days and you have only written two hubs. Give it some time, and when you've actually written enough for people to determine if it is worth being your fan, see how many fans you get?
I will fan a person if I am truly a fan of their work. If you were to leave me a helpful comment, I would make an effort to answer you back, or thank you for the comment. Don't feel as if you not "getting love" because the same people don't fan you back. It is not like "friending". Some people just prefer to fan when they are an actual fan of the work.
Maybe I am a snob, but I only fan people who have either written very spectacular hubs that will help me in this business, or hubbers who have been publishing, and have similar interests to mine. /shrug
If I get a new fan, I will check them out by looking at their hubtivity. If they are becoming the fan of more than five people a day, regardless of comments left, then I am not interested in reading their work. If I see something of quality elsewhere, repeatedly, I might change my mind. One hubber in particular comes to mind here, who I am a fan of.
You all bringup some good points...But honestly people have to lighten up...this isnt americas got talent or night at the apollo...this is regular people writting regular blogs...and if someone spent the time to look at my page, fan me and write a comment pertains to my hub....common, the least i can do is show the love back...thats note being fake thats just showing them i apperciate them taking the time
Wait until you have 200 hubs like many on here, and see how many comments you get per day (I get enough on 40+) you will soon be replying more and more to other peoples comments and leaving less and less of your own.
The best thing that you could do, and this isn't an "interesting point" or an "idea" or an "opinion", this is just pure fact.... is just get on with writing your hubs. If you write them people will find them.
Having the most fans doesn't make you the coolest or give your respect, it should just show that you have written something for almost everyone.
I wrote my first hub on 28th June 2009 and have 59 fans. I would say that about 5 of those have come as a result of my so called 'fanning' and the rest have come from people that have stumbled across my articles.
You cant buy fans, you cant force fans, you just get them.
A few additional points in relation to this quote:-
a) You have been here for 2 days, many have been here for 2 years. They know a hell of a lot more about hubpages than you, some of them are making $1000+ a month in revenue. Trying to tell people what hubpages "is" after two days of non participation is not going to win you fans.
b) Telling people that they need to 'lighten up' is incredibly rude and this is not going to win you any fans either, some people on here write for a living and they do not want to 'lighten up' at work. They 'lighten up' when there hubs are finished, their SEO is finished and they have checked their adsense. They don't do it on the demand of a faceless non entity on a forum.
c) These are not blogs, you spelt 'Writing' wrong, and "isnt" is spelt "isn't".
Well I just read the most appalling hub that I have seen in recent memory. Your Hub about Michael Jackson was absolutely dispicable. I will remember your name and never be your fan. Besides your attempt at humor in this hub, terrible.
I only fan if the person publishes content that I want to check out for whatever reason. I don't read every hub that the people I'm fans of publish, and I don't comment on every hub that I do read. Since you've decided to bring it up, I would at present not fan you as I didn't find your hubs to be very funny. That is not meant as an insult, and I certainly don't think I'm any better than you - your stuff just didn't do it for me. That could change as you write more content. Just my input on your topic, though, nothing more. This is not MySpace, the way I see it, and HP fans (to me) should be earned. But, maybe I'm just old-fashioned or something.
If someone becomes my fan, I always look and see who fanned me, but if they have a miserable profile description, no profile picture and 2 or 3 hubs about just one particular subject that they claim to know in depth, but they don't, then I won't fan back because they talk a load of arse and they won't be here long!!
This is it right here in a nutshell. I too look at the profile of every single person who fans me (and that's over 900 now) but in the three years I've now been on HubPages, just barely over two dozen people have managed to catch my interest and keep it.
Apart from Pandaman because I was told he was my alter ego, I haven't fanned anyone except for those whose Hubs I have taken a shine to. I don't think it is correct to just Fan people because they fan you. Just my opinion.
Hey people, this justone guy has the funniest hub I've ever read on Michael Jackson! Seriously, that hub just kills me. I give you a money back guarantee. And hey, while you're reading, watch out for this Tom Hanks joke - its brilliant!
Not awfully long ago there was a post by HubPages adm, and it said that fanning because someone has fanned us isn't really the way fanning is supposed to work. Because I read that I often don't immediately fan someone (I occasionally do, but don't make a habit of it). Instead, I'll most often wait a while until I see more of their stuff. That way nobody has, "Fred became your fan. You became Fred's fan" on their Hubtivity (too often). When I'm reading, though, I do keep fans in mind first, and tend to read their stuff (and later become a fan, comment, rate up, etc.)
I truly do believe that to be a fan or some one you must be a fan of what they do this is not a social networking site and the site does not work like that. I might become a fan of a person because we share a common issue or a like but dont do it to get fands
I'm not trying to socialize...I don't even visit socialnetworking sites I just don't care about whether or not I should fan someone back or whether someone should fan me back and it amazes me that other people take it seriously. I mean seriously, who cares. Lame topic.
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