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Not Enough Followers

  1. thebluestar profile image82
    thebluestarposted 6 years ago

    Help please.  I joined hubpages in the hope that I would get some feedback to my style of writing, but with little success. Please take a look at some of my hubs and tell me honestly what you feel.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      As others have said - the way to get readership is to participate actively in forum discussions, and comment frequently (and meaningfully) on other people's Hubs. 

      You can also post a link to your Hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover section and ask for feedback. Don't overdo it - links to one or two Hubs every now and then is enough, otherwise people will feel you're taking advantage!

      1. thebluestar profile image82
        thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, I am amazed at the lovely encouraging and helpful advice I have received so far. I will bear your comments in mind and thank you again for passing bye.

  2. jokeapptv profile image61
    jokeapptvposted 6 years ago

    try posting it to twitter, facebook,
    dont give up

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I post almost everything I write to facebook but have had only a smattering of replies. is twitter better do you think?

  3. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Your writing style is clear and enjoyable.   Has someone implied otherwise? If so, ignore them.

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for your comment. Yes my tutor has suggested I revive my writing style. I am currently doing a creative writers course with the hope of publishing my memoirs. The hub, Mother My Heroin, is an extract taken from one of the early chapters. I tend to write as I would talk which I have been told is very un-professional and I must look at other ways to describe my feelings.
      Any help is greatly appreciated.

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think your tutor knows beans about online writing.

        1. thebluestar profile image82
          thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thank you so much for your encouragement. Writing is my passion, like making jewelry, I find it theraputic.

  4. profile image0
    Whikatposted 6 years ago

    I enjoy your writing style. You have another follower, you got mail. smile
    BTW, I love your Titles very creative and unique.

  5. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I think the best way to attract followers (in order to receive feedback) is to be more active in the forums.  Take a look at the topics that interest you and post a comment.  Other hubbers who see you, your comment, and are interested will take a look at your profile & your hubs.  Like I did. smile

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you so much, I will have to try that. I have done quite a lot of hub hopping which I am finding useful.

      1. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yup, that too!  lol  reading and commenting on others' hubs also works well.  btw - your comments leave a link to your profile and helps your hubber score too!

  6. Midnight Oil profile image89
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    Apart from being active in the forums and twitter etc, I would try changing some of the titles of your hubs.  I have just  read some of your hubs and they are interesting and funny enough, but personally, the titles are a bit dull and grey like the mouse you had.

    It wasn't until I tried changing the titles of some of my more sleepy hubs did they take off, simply because the titles were not right.  For example, I change the title of "Apple's Iphone 5 Expected Improvements?" to "iPhone 5 - The Rumours, Possible Release Dates & Most Wanted Features"  - this hub is really flying now.

    Seems if you get the titles right, readers gain interest in you and work and follow you..

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you, in fact I am finding titles a challenge as well as grouping and classification. For example I think my hub Dog Poop Graveyard is  in the wrong group so I am still trying to fathom everything out.  I am afraid I am not all that computer literate, more used to the old word processor..

      1. Midnight Oil profile image89
        Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Don't worry, I struggle with the titles too.  The ones I pick don't seems to do anything at all, but once I put in a few keywords, they started to get busy.  I don't like the titles, but if I want others to look at them I have to accept them.

        1. thebluestar profile image82
          thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am glad you are receiving more comments, I have found posting this question a great help. Everyone so far has offered good advice and been very supportive. I have changed a couple of my titles, and yes, it works.  More mail is now coming through.  Thank you once again

  7. That's the way profile image79
    That's the wayposted 6 years ago

    Hi! I'm a little bit short with followers too. Few days ago, I answered on some questions and the next day I got 2 followers. So, to get followers you need to communicate with other members of HP, I guess. This site is addicting, so something what used to be a funny way to spend few minutes a day could turn into need to spend few hours a day smile. Have a nice time on HP!

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do communicate with others and have got good scores for  my answers, usually others are marking them up but still I am short of comments and followers so I must still be doing something wrong. Any more ideas please.

  8. Pamela99 profile image85
    Pamela99posted 6 years ago

    Another important aspect of getting people to read your hubs is to read their hubs and make a comment.  I have had many people say they will follow me so I will click on their site and follow them, but then they never comment on any of your hubs.  It is a 2 way street. You have to become a part of the Hubpages group and that will add to your traffic.

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you so much for the advice, I will certainly try that.

  9. schoolgirlforreal profile image75
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    hey there blue star!
    with all due respect, "dog poop graveyard" for some reason draws away my attention.
    I think many of your articles could use better titles, perhaps.

    Instead of 'dog poop graveyard' you may say,

    .......Graveyard of buried things ...maybe
    you know what I mean? And then get into it in the article. With taste of course.

    I guess everyone has diff taste and some like it.

    But anyways, if DOES take a while before people, usually, get many followers. my other acct has about 25 or so and it's been 3mo. but I'm not in a hurry w/ that one. My first acct, this one, took awhile, but I wrote about 30 hubs in 20 days, so I that helped and my "controversial" or whatever my articles are aobut.
    smile Rose

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you, you are not the first person to mention my titles so I guess I had better take more care on choosing them.

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, that title made me read the hub, and I might not have otherwise.

        1. thebluestar profile image82
          thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi there, I am so pleased you decided to read my hubs and am very grateful for all your time and advice. Isn't it great that friendship really does make the world go around.

  10. Mrs. J. B. profile image60
    Mrs. J. B.posted 6 years ago

    Just keep moving along with your writing. You will do fine...

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am amazed you took the time to read so many of my hubs and thank you very much for your comments to each one of them. Your encouragement is brilliant.

  11. writinginalaska profile image82
    writinginalaskaposted 6 years ago

    well, i just became a follower.  I happen to like your writing style.  It's easy, it follows and you're right, it's like you're talking to me.  Titles?  they are just fine in my book.  All the previous advise is good,  followers happen eventually  smile  Welcome to Hub pages and keep up the good work.
    LVH

    1. thebluestar profile image82
      thebluestarposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much for reading my hubs. I really enjoy writing although at the mo I have hit a writers block. A am very busy at work at the moment and just feel tired.  Light on the horizon thou, my weekend off, so I will get my mojo back by then hopefully.

 
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