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Subscription By Topic / Category

  1. Hope Alexander profile image79
    Hope Alexanderposted 6 years ago

    This might have been suggested before, but it would be awesome if people could subscribe to a hubber's hubs by topic, not just to all of them. When a hubber writes on a lot of different subjects, followers will often be interested in just one of those subjects and get irritated when they get 50 emails that aren't relevant to their interests at all.

    Seeing as we're using a category system to publish hubs now, is there any way to allow subscription by categories too?

  2. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have this idea that you can subscribe to topics and receive notices when anyone posts a hub to that topic? I could be wrong tho hmm

    1. Hope Alexander profile image79
      Hope Alexanderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I'm asking because some of my readers want to follow my hubs specifically, but they are only interested in some of them. The subscribe by topic feature is great if you want all hubs on a certain subject written by anyone at all, but if you just want to follow a single author, it doesn't work very well.

  3. larryfreeman profile image84
    larryfreemanposted 6 years ago

    Hi Hope, Kirstenblog,

    Kirstenblog is right.  If you want, you can follow your favorite topic and see any authors that publish there.  Unfortunately, when you follow a hubber, you are following all of the hubber's hubs in any topic.

    I think that it's a great idea to be able to follow only certain topics of your favorite authors.  I will add it to our list of features to consider going forward.

    If you are using the Custom Home Page (it's one of the home pages that you can select), there is a widget that you may be interested in that allows you to follow a list of up to 10 authors in a given category.

    It's called "Hubs (By Author)".  If you then click "edit" which appears at the bottom of the widget when the mouse passed over, then you can set the category and a list of up to 10 authors that you want to follow in the widget.


    1. Hope Alexander profile image79
      Hope Alexanderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh hey, thanks for the reply Larry smile

      The topics feature is great, but it doesn't work for some people who don't want to follow a bunch of authors, or even follow all the hubs by one author.

      For example, I write about fashion and gaming a lot - those who are interested in the gaming hubs tend not to want to be emailed when I write about floral skirts, and those who are interested in fashion don't particularly care how to mod the sims.

      Glad to hear you're adding it to the features to consider!