I have a few "fans" on my list. Although I know it may be impossible for some to comment on every one of their Fans hubs, don't you think it is common courtesy to make an effort? I have written several comments on some of my "fans" hubs and never gotten the return respect. I think that is rude and inconsiderate, and as writers, if we want our work read, then we should read the work of other's. Do you agree?
Nah, I don't necessarily comment on all my fan's hubs. I try to comment all around hubpages. Of course I find the people that I am fans of easier. (because hubpages sends it to my email)
And I try to become a fan of people that have interesting hubs to read. I mean I don't all the time because I sometimes agree with something they said in the forum and then go become their fan, without even looking at their hubs.
I don't expect them to comment but it would be nice if they came to check out my hubs. But I don't read or comment on all of the people I am fans of, so I don't expect any different.
But I am one of your fans, So I apologize for not commenting. I will be more respectful and comment more.
I make it a point to leave a comment in hubs i like. unfortunately, there are times when i enter a site and i have no idea what the writer is talking about so i just leave, but if i think the hub is really helpful for people, then i show my appreciation in behalf of those who dont bother to do it.
You've only been with Hubpages for 4 weeks. I am just recognizing you now. It takes some time for people to get to know you and your work. Give it a little more time. Much success to you.
Well I don't usually comment unless I have something to say, but I do usually read the hubs of people I friend. If it's something obviously not my type then I won't read it, but I try to only follow people whose hubs will at least somewhat interest me. I figure if I'm going to see new publications on my hubtivity it might as well be from people I like.
No, I don't agree. I read other hubs when I have the time and I'm in the mood, but generally I don't and am not
I respond to comments left in my hubs, but I don't think anyone should feel compelled to comment on my hubs if I comment on theirs. I don't see any reason for a tit for tat relationship. I'd rather people do what they like based upon their desire and not what they think they may get in return or a sense of obligation. This frees me up to read what truly interests me and interact when I feel compelled to do so by the content rather than by anyone's notions about appropriate manners. If I have nothing to say, then I don't say anything.
As far as readers go, I'm more interested in getting readers coming from the search engines than from within Hubpages. It's the SE visitors who put the dimes in my pocket If you want your work read, concentrate on writing good content and developing good back links.
I prefer the forums for getting to know my fellow hubbers. And I never worry about my popularity in any environment so it would never occur to me to think anyone rude or inconsiderate for not reading my hubs or not leaving comments. I think time is better spent creating new hubs anyway.
I agree with both. I make an effort to read the hubs that my friends (people I’m a fan of) publish. I also make an effort to leave them a comment. But it all depends on the time I have available. It’s simply impossible to read every hub they publish. Second, not every hub will raise my attention. Hubs containing recipes, for instance, are not my kind of thing, so I leave those for what they are. And I don’t want anybody to feel compelled to read and comment on mine either.
In agreement pretty much on all the reasons as well...
I'm finding that probably 90% of my fan base has some sort of shared interest and unfortunately I don't have the time to immediately read a piece of their work. I'd rather take the time at some point and read a piece before leaving a comment, rather than to do it just because they're my fan. They deserve to have their piece given my full attention.
The remaining 10% of my fan base...well, I wonder about some of them. When I look at their list of hubs and their profile I can't see why they'd be interested in my work. Furthermore, if they've even READ my stuff...they've never left a comment. Perhaps they are on a fan-gathering mission...or trying to increase traffic to their own site. I dunno...
One more confession ...
Sometimes I'll very much appreciate a hub, but simply can't come up with a good comment to make.
Time's another factor. I read fast, but write slow.
Either way, I'll rate a good hub up (if reading it for the first time). At least that's something.
Like others, I come down in the middle of this one. People I'm a fan of are likely to write hubs I'll want to read, and then I'll comment if there seems something to add. I don't join fan clubs casually, but lots of people do. When someone joins mine I usually look at their profile, and if I see that they've joined the fan clubs of everyone with a score in the 90s, all in the space of half an hour, I'm not likely to take a lot of interest.
What would be an interesting addition to the stats would be a list of hubbers who had visited a hub, because sometimes I wonder if x, y or z have read something.
I find that some hubbers, myself included, do write several types of interest hubs. You will get people who like the one style, but not the other. So I may read some of the hubbers work, but not all of it. I will coment where something grabs my interest, and won't if there is nothing.
I expect every one to do the same thing more for me as well. Not a tit for tat type thing. Open honesty.
I generally read the hubs of the people that i am a fan of. I mostly comment but sometimes if I have nothing to say I will "thumbs up" if I like it.. Not all my "friends" write on subjects I am interested in but I do read recipes, how to hubs, self help hubs over and above the writers I like. Some writers give me hours of fun and mirth on particular humerous topics. But bear in mind you gather many fans over time and I think in the case of non US hubbers bandwidth can be a limiting factor too. Also many of the writers I enjoy are publishing pretty frequently making keeping up a bit daunting sometimes. Time zones play a role too. I might only comment some days after a hub is published.
I had been in some other blog sites too where we "catch" friends. At times, some one becomes your fan and writes a "great blog!" comment on yours (even though the fact may be contrary!). So you are forced to visit their blog and return a compliment! If you are not really too serious about writing or reading good articles, then you can happily develop an attitude "Let me scratch your back and you please do it on me!". This goes for a while till any one or both of them get tired of it!
But if you are a selective and earnest reader, then you are unlikely to keep posting comments UNLESS you find it really worth commenting. - This is one category of writers.
Another category is the highly selfish ones. They come and join your fan club just for hooking you to come and read theirs. They want more readership for their articles. That's all! They do not really bother to visit you and read yours,
This is my personal opinion.
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