Usually I read the profile and check out several hubs before I follow someone. As far as I recall, I've only stopped following one hubber. Because the person supposedly befriended me, but later tried to keep me from standing good ground on an issue in the forums. I don't lightly tolerate anyone trying to take away my freedom of speech.
Yes, often. I follow Hubbers because they write something I find interesting, and I want to know if they write more.
Sometimes it turns out the Hub I liked was a one-off, and they start writing about stuff I'm not interested in. I may post a question to ask them to write some more on the original topic, but if not then I'll stop following them.
I occasionally review my list because it's easy to collect far more people than you can possibly keep track of. I'd rather follow a few I can actually read, than follow a lot I never get round to.
Some people disagree with that because they equate following to making friends. However, the original word for followers was "fans", which makes it clearer that you're just following an artist you admire, not making pals with them.
When I first joined HP I started getting followers right away and I thought the polite thing to do was to follow them back. I also followed people hoping to be followed. As I grew on HP I realized that some persons I follow were not making any contribution to the community as in not participating in forums, answering questions or publishing hubs. Some of these persons have published 1 or 2 hubs in months, even years, and that's it. I ended up following 150 people before I knew it.
So now I went through my list and have kept the persons who make the most contribution, those that are active not only in forums but publishing hubs and have something of interest to offer.
I stopped following someone because they insulted me and are full of snide and sneering remarks. I had even been to this hubber's hubs and left nice comments, etc on what I believed was fairly good writing. But when I was demeaned, I stopped following the hubber. Simple as that.
Hard to see someone would be mean to you. You are always friendly and a nice person.
I follow those whose hubs I enjoy, especially those with similar hubs. I have unfollowed hubbers before, but usually it is just to shorten my follow list of those I read less often or they have become inactive in writing.
Yes Michael, I've had sneering remarks made to me. I ignored the remarks, but unfollowed the hubbers. People who have a reputation for demeaning others for their faith are often, in itself, displaying the very narrow-mindness they accuse those who they attack!
Sorry to hear that. I guess some must have not liked my comment hear also. I lost two followers afterward. lol I don't have all that many, but I do write for the readers, not how many followers I can get.
I normally don't stop following someone unless I haven't seen any activity in the last 18 months or I have seen the person becoming abusive on HP. I follow people who write things that I am interested in and am selective about those topics. I don't like to follow people just to get them to follow me.
This is bad because now I have that song going through my head Follow me by Uncle Kracker:
You don't know how you met me You don't know why, you can't turn around and say good-bye all you know is when i'm with you I make you free And swim through your veins like a fish in the sea I'm singing....
Follow me Everything is alright I'll be the one to tuck you in at night And if you want to leave I can guarantee You won't find nobody else like me
Good question. From my point of view would be because of questionable conduct. Example abusive speech , violence in comments , argumentive people who refuse your right to your own choice.when there is an answer question topic its open to all unless it says so. People who are preducice against other nationalities , people are mean and not compassionate toward others. People who are so educated they brag and tear others down to feel superior. And the list goes on. But what keeps me here is the good hubers opposite of the bad they give HP a good name.
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